Summary

Russia dethrone Brazil as beach kings
There was no stopping Russia as they blazed a perfect trail into the Final, where they pummelled former champions Brazil 12-8 to be crowned world champions at Ravenna/Italy 2011. More »

Line-up

1
1
4
7
7
8
8
10
9
11

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
2
3
3
5
4
6
5
10
6
11
9

Coaches

Mikhail LIKHACHEV (RUS)
(BRA) Alexandre SOARES

Officials

Referee: CORTEZ Jose (ECU)Second referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Third referee: EIRIZ Ruben (ESP)Timekeeper: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)Fifth official: VELASQUEZ Oscar (SLV)

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Statistics

38Shots40
5Corner kicks4
2Overheads0
2Yellow cards4
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
46%Possession (%)54%
  • Yury Gorchinskiy of Russia celebrates
  • Goalkeeper Andrey Bukhlitsky of Russia celebrates with the trophy
  • Russia and Brazil line up
  • Russia line up
  • Russia Coach, Mikhail Likhachev is thrown in the air by his team
  • Frank Velasquez of El Salvador pose with the Bronze Ball, Andre of Brazil with the Silver Ball and Ilya Leonov of Russia with the Golden Ball

“I think we deserved to win today and for everything we’ve done throughout the tournament. Russia are a very solid team and I’ve got complete confidence in each and every one of the 12 players,” Russia coach Mikhail Likhachev.

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