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  • Beach kings made to earn crown

    Beach kings made to earn crown

    Sunday 27 July 2008
    FIFA.com looks back at the highlights from Marseille 2008, where beach soccer titans Brazil were made to work hard to retain their world title.
  • European trio advance with Brazil

    European trio advance with Brazil

    Thursday 24 July 2008
    Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Italy booked their places in the semi-finals by eliminating Uruguay, Argentina, Russia and France respectively.
  • Italy spoil hosts' party

    Italy spoil hosts' party

    Thursday 24 July 2008
    Italy raced into a five-goal lead over France, who, roared on by their own fans in Marseille, fought hard but to no avail to deny them a semi-final place.
  • Belief restored in Les Bleus

    Belief restored in Les Bleus

    Wednesday 23 July 2008

    It was not all plain sailing for France, but their victory over Uruguay sent the hosts into the last eight and lifted belief that they can win the title.

  • No margin for error

    No margin for error

    Wednesday 23 July 2008

    Marseille 2008 heads into its decisive phase with quarter-finals day on Thursday. FIFA.com looks ahead to the four ties.

  • France show their strength

    France show their strength

    Monday 21 July 2008

    The hosts recaptured their form to nudge Uruguay out of first place in Group A and confirm their passage to the last eight.