Portugal finished as Group A winners at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 thanks to a hat-trick from star man Ricardinho in a 5-1 victory over Uzbekistan at the Coliseo Ivan de Bedout in Medellin.
A lapse of concentration from Uzbekistan midway through the first half led to Portugal's opener. Ricardinho was left unmarked in the penalty area and the three-time World Futsal Player of the Year made no mistake. However, Portugal's captain then scored at the wrong end when a corner deflected off him into his own goal.
Thailand 2012 adidas Bronze Ball winner Ricardinho continued to be at the centre of the action as he then made up for his own goal when he stabbed a shot past Uzbekistan goalkeeper Rustam Umarov with just over six minutes to go in the first half.
The Portuguese captain picked up where he left off at the beginning of the second half as he scored from a volley to complete his hat-trick and give the Portuguese a two-goal cushion. Four minutes later Andre extended the lead.
Portugal's fifth and final goal on the night was their most spectacular. Ricardinho successfully pulled off a rainbow flick in the build up before Djo finished off a brilliant team move.
Portugal win Group A with seven points and will look to better their performance from four years ago in Thailand when they finished as quarter-finalists. Uzbekistan depart Colombia but leave with the consolation of having scored in each match and finishing level with hosts Colombia on their second matchday.