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FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017

Brazil overcome Tahiti in Bahamas opener

  • Four-time winners Brazil make a winning start at Bahamas 2017
  • Catarino scores two goals in the victory over Tahiti
  • Brazil next game: vs Poland, Tahiti next game: vs Japan, both on 30 April

Four-time champions Brazil made a positive start to their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 campaign with a 4-1 victory over Tahiti in their opening Group D match.

The South American champions had to come from behind to defeat their opponents from Oceania after Patrick Tepa’s fine strike gave Tahiti an early lead.

Filipe equalised for Brazil before Bruno Xavier's sumptuous lob proved to be the match winner moments later in the first period.

A brace from Catarino ensured Brazil got off the mark with three points from this opening contest in Nassau.

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