Senegal Grab Fourth Place as Beach Soccer World Cup Ends

Senegal had stormed the semi-finals after pulling off a surprise win against 14-time champions Brazil, becoming the first African side ever to advance to this stage of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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A Senegal national beach soccer team player takes a penalty during the African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations finals in Saly in May.Courtesy/Photo

Senegal took fourth place at the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup which ended on Sunday in Russia.

The African champions lost 9-7 to Switzerland in the match for third place, at the Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena in Moscow.

The Teranga Lions had lost their semi-final encounter against Japan 5-2 on Saturday.

Senegal had stormed the semi-finals after pulling off a surprise win against 14-time champions Brazil, becoming the first African side ever to advance to this stage of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Russia has crowned champions after defeating Japan 5-2 in a tight final. Russia now has three world titles after triumphing in 2011 and 2013.

The hosts had defeated Switzerland 5-4 on penalties to advance to the finals.

The hosts had defeated Switzerland 5-4 on penalties to advance to the finals.

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