Ukraine romp to top
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Ukraine's 5-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday in Brasilia sees them rise to the top of Group C (tied with Argentina on seven points, but ahead on goals) at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008.

The East Europeans got off to a hot start when Sameh Saleh put through his own goal on seven minutes. Valeriy Legchanov then doubled the score from the spot in the 18th minute to make it 2-0 at the interval.

Dmytro Ivanov increased the lead to 3-0 inside the first two minutes of the second period. Mizo then hit back for the Egyptians to make it 3-1 and give a glimmer of hope to the Africans. However, Sergiy Cheporniuk hit home a penalty kick in the 31st minute and Valeriy Zamyatin added a fifth with four minutes to go and settled the affair for the impressive Europeans who outshot their opponents 25-7.

The Ukrainians - tied with Argentina at the pinnacle of Group C - are a very good bet to move on to the next round, needing only to avoid defeat against winless China PR in their final game of the section on 9 October.