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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.
  • Trio finalise quarter-final field

    Trio finalise quarter-final field

    Tuesday 22 July 2008
    Brazil and Spain seized Group D's tickets to the last eight, while Russia beat United Arab Emirates in their winner-takes-all battle to progress.
  • Amarelle fires Spain into quarters

    Amarelle fires Spain into quarters

    Tuesday 22 July 2008

    Spain overcame a brave early challenge from Japan to win 6-1 and move into the last eight. The result ended the Asians' participation in the event.

  • D-day for last-eight aspirants

    D-day for last-eight aspirants

    Monday 21 July 2008

    Two of Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Japan will reach the quarter-finals, while United Arab Emirates or Russia will seize Group C's remaining ticket.

  • Keepers star as Argentina advance

    Keepers star as Argentina advance

    Sunday 20 July 2008
    It was a day of few goals but Argentina scored enough to make the last eight, and Brazil, Spain and Russia enough to move towards joining them.
  • Brazil excite in victory

    Brazil excite in victory

    Sunday 20 July 2008
    Brazil beat Japan 8-1 to move on to the brink of a place in the quarter-finals, while the result left the Asians with a mountain to climb.