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24 Mar 2019
Brazil take gold in Juegos Suramericanos de Playa
Hosts Argentina miss out to clinical Brazil in the Juegos Suramericanos de Playa beach soccer final
Brazil claimed yet another title on Saturday, with a decisive victory against hosts Argentina, to be named beach soccer champions at the 2019 Juegos Suramericanos de Playa in Rosario.
Gilberto’s men put eight goals past Argentina to cruise their way to the top of the podium. After the match the Brazilian coach shared some words…
"Congratulations to all the athletes on their commitment to seeking the gold medal for Brazil. It was a great experience to have participated in the Games here in Rosario. We will continue to be stronger for the World Cup Qualifiers, our great focus this year, "
In the opening 12 minutes of the final, Brazil immediately burst into action and netted four, with Filipe, Datinha, Antônio and Rodrigo getting their names on the scoresheet.
In the next period, there was more domination to follow, as Filipe netted another and then Nelito scored a sixth. Datinha found the net once again and Thanger scored to seal the gold medal and Argentina had to settle for a consolation goal and the silver medal, helping the country to top the medal charts in the Juegos Suramericanos de Playa.
A tight game against Paraguay saw Colombia clinch the bronze with a 6-5 victory, and in the day’s other beach soccer match-up, Uruguay beat Ecuador 8-6 to finish in fifth-place.
Argentina 1-8 Brazil (FINAL)
Colombia 6-5 Paraguay (Third-place Play-off)
Ecuador 6-8 Uruguay (Fifth-place Play-off)
1st – Brazil
2nd – Argentina
3rd – Colombia
4th – Paraguay
5th – Uruguay
6th – Ecuador
7th – Peru
8th – Chile
9th – Guyana
10th – Venezuela