Action from the Copa Pilsener Futbol Playa match between Brazil (yellow jersey) and host El Salvador on April 13, 2014.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Brazil claimed the 2014 Copa Pilsener Futbol Playa title with a 6-3 win over host El Salvador in the last round-robin match for both on Sunday.
The Brazilians completed play with a perfect 3-0-0 record, scoring 24 goals and conceding seven. Switzerland (6 points) finished in second, El Salvador in third (3 points) and England in last (0 points).
Though the Salvadorans needed a victory to have any hope any taking the crown, it was Brazil that started quickly, taking a 4-0 lead before the match reached the midway point. Mauricinho and Rodrigo struck for a pair of goals each to heap further pressure on the Cuscatlecos.
Frank Velasquez made it 4-1 five minutes into second period and Agustin Ruiz sliced further into the deficit a minute later.
Bokinha and Digo Gama added additional goals to seal the triumph for the 13-time world champion.
Twenty-year-old Abraham Henriquez added a consolation tally for El Salvador eight minutes into the third period.
Earlier in the day, Noel Ott scored two goals as Switzerland topped England, 4-3.
2014 COPA PILSENER FUTBOL PLAYA
Most Valuable Player: Agustin Ruiz (El Salvador
Top Scorers: Agustin Ruiz (El Salvador) & Mauricinho (Brazil), 5 goals
Best Goalkeeper: Mão (BRA)