Gori sets up semi with Brazil

  • Italy qualify for semi-finals for second consecutive Beach Soccer World Cup 

  • Senegal fail to advance past quarter-finals for third time (2007, 2011)

  • Italy face Brazil in semi-finals on Saturday

Tournament top scorer Gabriele Gori netted a hat-trick as Italy defeated Senegal 5-1 in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

Gori led the Azzurri in one of the most dominant performances in all of the quarter-finals at Bahamas 2017. Coach Massimo Agostini's side remained compact at the back, limiting Senegal to a minimum amount of clear-cut goalscoring chances, while Gori worked his magic at the other end.

Italy will face Brazil in Saturday's semi-final, with the winner going up against either Iran or Tahiti in Sunday's final.