Host Tahiti beats USA for historic win
[BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP] Host Tahiti qualified for the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup -- its first passage to the knockout stage of any FIFA
world championship -- with a 5-3 win over the USA on two goals from Angelo Tchen in the last minute of overtime.
The USA came back from 2-0 and 3-1
down to tie the score on goals by Mario Chimienti and Nick Pereira. The first U.S. goal was an own goal by Tchen.
The match featured 80 shots in the 39 minutes of play -- with a 45-34 advantage to the host Tiki Toa.
Spain beat the United Arab Emirates, 5-2 in the other Group A match. Spain and
Tahiti are through to the quarterfinals, while the USA and UAE are eliminated.
Group play ends Monday.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Minnesota and New York top charts April 20, 1:01 a.m. |
[NASL: Week 2] On a night when four of the five games were played before sellout ... Dempsey involved in eight straight Seattle goals April 20, 12:50 a.m.
[MLS: The USA 20] Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for ... Luis Suarez interviews Paul McCartney April 20, 12:16 a.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Liverpool-born Beatles legend Paul McCartney was set to perform a concert ... FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake set pace April 20, 12:11 a.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A week after losing its first game of the season, FC Dallas rallied after ... Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal April 19, 11:58 p.m.
[NWSL: Week 2] Christie Rampone scored her first goal in a pro career that dates back ... Kickers rally to earn draw with Pittsburgh April 19, 10:17 p.m.
[USL PRO: Week 5] The Richmond Kickers rallied from two goals down at home to tie ... Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea April 19, 4:49 p.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ... What They're Saying April 19, 4:46 p.m.
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ... What They're Saying April 18, 7:01 p.m.
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ... Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina April 18, 6:03 p.m.
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives