More evenly contested than some of its predecessors, the sixth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup proved an engrossing event, ending with the tactically astute Russians deposing mighty Brazil.
After his crucial strike in the opener against Iran, Francesco Corosiniti bagged a brace against Switzerland to take Italy into the last eight at Ravenna 2011.
After watching his side crash out of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2011 at the first hurdle, the Switzerland coach spoke to FIFA.com about the reasons why.
Hosts Italy are through to the quarter-finals, where they are joined by Senegal and surprise package El Salvador. FIFA.com reviews another thrilling day in Ravenna.
Italy finished perfect in Group A and are through to the quarter-finals at Ravenna/Italy 2011, sending Switzerland home with a 3-2 victory at Stadio del Mare.
Monday's matches at Ravenna 2011 will determine which teams from Groups A and B join Portugal in the quarter-finals and which will face an early trip home.