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Brazil defeats Iran in Beach Soccer World Cup

Source: Tehran Times

Four-time world champion Brazil defeated Iran in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013 on Thursday. Bruno Xavier scored a hat-trick as Brazil kicked off its campaign with a morale-boosting 4-1 win over Iran to move top of Group C.

In another group match African champion Senegal beat Ukraine 5-4.

The four-time world champions didn't have it all their own way against the Asian champions, but their class and clinical finishing eventually told in an entertaining match.

Bruno Xavier was the architect of their win and he settled any early Brazilian nerves with a sweetly struck volleyed opener after just two minutes, FIFA reported.

Undeterred, Iran - who had come into the game on the back of a 26-match unbeaten streak - stuck to their game-plan and created several chances of their own, eventually gaining their reward when Amir Akbari restored parity.

However, Brazil re-established their supremacy in the game's latter stages and eventually clinched a comfortable win through two more goals from Bruno Xavier and another from Bueno.

Brazil now leads Group C on goal difference from Senegal.

Iran will face Senegal on Saturday while the Brazilian team play Ukraine.

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