Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2012
30 Oct 2012

Opening in Dubai makes sparks fly

Switzerland, Russia, Brazil and UAE get the first points at stake in the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

Terrific battles rise the curtain in Dubai

Switzerland, Russia, Brazil and UAE get the first points at stake in the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

Stankovic comes to the Swiss recue…(4-7)

A four goal haul was the clearest message MVP award-holder Dejan Stankovic could send in the opening of this 2012 edition of the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai. The Swiss bomber targets the trophy again, and, with an amusing poker, managed to keep the Swiss alive across a game in which Japan made things really tough. The Asian champions meant a really uncomfortable opponent for the European kings, and it was not until the last stage of the second period that the Alpine could get ahead in the score.

Yamauchi sweeping the Nippon ahead in the second minute of the game, seemed little more than a minor accident for the Swiss, but Komaki’s 2-0 meant a much more dangerous situation for Schirinzi’s side. Fortunately for them, Borer immediately replied for the 2-1, and Stankovic, with the first of his count, fired the 2-2 home. Before the first break, though, Asami found time to untie things once again, having the Asian get to the second period with a slight victory to fight for.

But that 3-2 would mean the last time Ramos’ lads would see themselves ahead, as the Alpine target man would change things upside down, bagging two new hits to push his team 3-4. Despite Japan had not had their last say, as Makino proved with the 4-4, the control of the game was already in Swiss hands, something further confirmed in the third period. In that last 12 minutes, Mo’s double plus Stankovic’s last hit would see the European capturing the first three points at stake in Festival city, to momentarily top the table in group B of this. 

Goals: 1-0: Yamauchi, min. 10 (1); 2-0: Komaki, min. 7 (1); 2-1: Borer, min. 7 (1); 2-2 : Stankovic, min. 4 (1) ; 3-2: Asami, min. 0 (1) ; 3-3 : Stankovic, min. 11 (2) ; 3-4 : Stankovic, min. 3 (2) ; 4-4 : Makino, min. 0 (2) ; 4-5 : Mo, min. 4 (3) ; 4-6 : Mo, min. 3 (3) ; 4-7 : Stankovic, min. 0 (3).  

No Russian mercy over USA (9-1)

Defending champions run over the USA in their first match of this Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup 2012, taking place in Dubai Festival city. Likhachev’s team see no other possible conclusion than being in the final of the tournament next November 3rd, and they found a quite consistent way to set it clear. The Americans, who tried to counteract the Russian dominion in the first period, could do nothing else than stomaching goal after goal as of the second.

Not even one minute after the kick-off whistle, Egor Shaykov had the World Champions ahead. Seeing yourself down in the score against such a Beach Soccer superpower is a really uncomfortable position, but Oscar Gil tried at least to keep his time standing,… That was not enough to stop the Russian inspiration, though, and Ippolitov got the European ahead once again with a terrific missile straight to McAndrew’s goalmouth.

After the break, the evening turned into a real nightmare for Laverde’s team, as Russia switched the “LAUNCH” button on and mercilessly punished their opponent. Goal after goal, the tsars widened the Americans’ wound, to end up clinching the points with a loud 9-1 that gets them leading group A after day one in this Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2012.   
Goals : 1-0 : Shaykov, min. 11 (1) ; 1-1 : Gil, min. 7 (1); 2-1: Eremeev, min. 3 (1); 3-1: Ippolitov, min. 1 (1) ; 4-1 : Eremeev, min. 5 (2) ; 5-1 : Shishin, min. 3 (2); 6-1: Eremeev, min. 10  (3); 7-1: Shishin, min. 6 (3); 8-1: Krasheninnikov, min. 6 (3); 9-1: Krasheninnikov, min. 0 (3)   

One-minute hat-trick by Fernando DDI unbalances things for Brazil

Nigeria was today close to awake the 2011 ghosts for Brazil, bringing them back the memories of the Copa Lagos final. In that match, the green eagles knocked the Verdeamarela down to claim the cup, but, this time, Fernando DDI’s amazing contribution, with three goals in just one minute, granted the points for Guga’s side. It was not an easy payback for the Brazilians, though, as Nigeria never let them too far until DDI’s magical stroke.

Indeed, the Africans were the ones to hit first, with Okemmiri’s opener, but Datinha cut the Nigerian rise before it was too late, just two minutes before Mão crashed. The Tetracampeão could not allow the Green Eagles upset them twice, and tried to control the game against the mighty Nigerian team. But Adamu’s side were thinking just on the contrary and, showing no fear of the undoubtedly best team in the history of the sport, fought for the game. That got them equalizing  the Brazilian efforts twice, up to Ibenegbu’s 3-3.

But there came Fernando DDI to finish all Nigerians options off. In just a few seconds, the all-round player, one of the secrets of the reborn Brazil, struck not once, nor twice, but three times to have his team get hold of the game, this time for good. The final whistle, then, saw Guga’s side bagging the three points, accompanying Switzerland ahead of the table in group B of this Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2012.

Goal: 0-1: Okemmiri, min. 2 (1); 1-1: Datinha, min. 2 (1); 1-2: Mão, min. 0 (1); 2-2: Tale, min. 4 (2); 3-2: Benjamin, min. 4 (2); 3-3: Ibenegbu, min. 11 (3); 4-3: Fernando DDI, min. 8 (3); 5-3: Fernando DDI, min. 8 (3); 6-3: Fernando DDI, min. 7 (3);

Adil gives UAE three points in last minute

After 35 minutes of struggling against Tahiti, one of the hardest teams to bend in the Beach Soccer panorama, the UAE found the key to the victory in their first game in this Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup 2012 they are hosting in Dubai. When there was little more than one minute for the final whistle, and with the score tied 2-2, Adil raced to the Tahitian box, and crossed the last ball home to grasp the first points for his side, thus getting in the Russian pursuit for the semifinal stage.

Mendes side saw the perfect ending to a game which turned into really difficult yet from the very beginning, as Zaveroni’s opener got the hosts fighting against the current in a very early stage. Ali Karim would equalize the score rather soon, just six minutes afterwards, and the two teams decided then to lean backwards a bit, acknowledging that nothing was to be decided that soon, and saving forces for the final assault.

The game was extremely physical, highly demanding, and a little difference could get things definitely unbalanced for either side. Li Fung Kuee tried to push his team closer to the victory, taking advantage of a free kick just a few centimeters away from the penalty kick line, and the Tiki Toa managed after that to keep their goal safe for most of the time. The UAE realized that they could save nothing if they wanted to grasp the points, and poured forward trying to turn things around. One of the local heroes, Rami, finally found the crack in the Tahitian resistance, and raised the 2-2 in the fifth minute of the last leg.

Anything could happen in that seconds, but it was Mendes’ side the one looking more decidedly to their opponent’s end. That attitude got them a valuable reward, with the dynamic Adil bagging the winner for his team, and leaving the Oceania champions helpless. The time remaining was not enough for Zaveroni’s lads to get to the Emirati dominions consistently enough, and the points ended up in UAE’s hands, what grants them a good position to attempt for the tournament’s semifinals.  

Goals: 0-1: Zaveroni, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Ali Karim, min. 4 (1); 1-2: Li Fung Kuee, min. 4 (2); 2-2: Rami, min. 7 (3); Adil, min. 1 (3)


Results today

Tue 30.10.12   

16:45 –Japan 4-7 Switzerland
18:00 – Russia 9-1 USA
19:15 – Brazil 6-3 Nigeria
20:30 – UAE 3-2 Tahiti   

Matches for tomorrow :         
Wed 31.10.12   

16:45 – Nigeria vs. Switzerland
18:00 – Russia vs. Tahiti
19:15 – Brazil vs. Japan   
20:30 – USA vs. UAE  

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