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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.
  • New venue, familiar kings

    New venue, familiar kings

    Sunday 27 July 2008
    Brazil overcame Italy 5-3 to clinch their third successive world title, while Portugal bowed out on a high by edging Spain 5-4 to seize bronze.
  • Brazil rule the world

    Brazil rule the world

    Sunday 27 July 2008

    Brazil dominated Italy for two periods to establish an unassailable lead, rendering the fightback insufficient to deny them a third straight title.

  • Pasquali dares to dream

    Pasquali dares to dream

    Sunday 27 July 2008

    Roberto Pasquali was central to Italy's semi-final win over Spain, and he is now dreaming of inspiring an upset of Brazil in the deciding match.

  • Brazil or Italy for gold?

    Brazil or Italy for gold?

    Saturday 26 July 2008

    Brazil are very much the favourites to win the final, but Italy have eliminated France and Spain and are eager to cause another upset.

  • Agony and ecstasy for Buru

    Agony and ecstasy for Buru

    Saturday 26 July 2008
    "That was torture," said Buru of watching his team-mates recover to pip Portugal for a place in the final. Now he will attempt to fire Brazil to glory.