Senegal showed that their opening win was no flash in the pan when they surged to a 5-2 defeat of Uruguay to advance to the knockout phase of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2007. Last year's losing finalists will now have to win their final game and pray for the Senegalese to do them a favour against Italy if they are to stay in the tournament.
In a bright first period, the Lions of Teranga twice took the lead through Mamadou Diallo and Pape Koukpaki only for Uruguay to hit back quickly both times thanks to a Parrillo free kick and Ricar's timely finish.
The Celeste produced some neat interplay after the first interval, but could make no headway against their physically imposing opponents and in-form keeper Al Seyni Ndiaye. When they got the chance, Senegal proved more effective in front of goal, Ngalla Sylla's fortuitous free kick taking them back in front.
While free-kick chances came and went for the South Americans in the final 12 minutes, Koukpaki added his fourth and fifth goals of the tournament to put the Africans out of sight and into the last eight.