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Brazil, Paraguay book tickets for Bahamas

(FIFA.com)
Brazil celebrates

Brazil and Paraguay have secured the first two tickets from South America to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, after teeing up a clash in the final of the Eliminatorias CONMEBOL.

Brazil, the four-time champions at FIFA's global showcase, continue their run of appearing at every edition of the tournament so far, lining up a ninth appearance. They did so in some style, too, having seen off Argentina emphatically 7-1 in the semi-final.

Paraguay are wholly less seasoned on the international stage, but earned a third-successive appearance at the finals - having only made their debut at Tahiti 2013. The qualifying hosts' passage was somewhat more fraught than their Brazilian counterparts, needing extra-time to negotiate beyond Ecuador in a 5-3 win, with Carlos Carballo striking twice in the additional period.

The defeated pair will have one more shot at reaching Bahamas 2017, with the third-place finisher also set to progress. Argentina and Ecuador will face off ahead of the final 12 February.

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