users bowled over by Brazil
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In the latest user poll, we asked you to name your favourites for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2007 - and to no-one's surprise, reigning champions and hosts Brazil easily topped the poll with an overwhelming 59.01 per cent of the votes. Our users are clearly impressed by the prodigiously skilled Brazilians, who delighted the Cobacabana beach crowd by claiming a place in the semi-finals with a spectacular 10-7 victory over joint favourites Portugal, providing the perfect riposte to five goals from superstar Madjer.

Portugal are out of the tournament but still collected 10.55 per cent of the votes to claim third place ahead of 2005 champions France. The team supervised by star coach Eric Cantona, through to the last four after a 6-3 victory over Senegal and now facing a crunch showdown with Brazil for a place in the final, finished fourth on 9.19 per cent, although French-speaking users actually placed Cantona's men top of the pile on 37.41 per cent. Fifth on 4.53 per cent were Uruguay, also through to the semis.

However, the survey did produce one major surprise as the option 'Another team' finished second on 16.71 per cent. It seems users provided yet more evidence of their expertise and intuition when it comes to the game. On our Spanish channel, 18.01 per cent of the votes went to this option, suggesting some insider knowledge regarding surprise semi-finalists Mexico. On the other hand, the votes may have been intended for Spain and Argentina, both already eliminated from the tournament.

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