• Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    Panama falls to Portugal in Beach Soccer WC debut

    Panama's Julio Watson (white jersey #9) battles for the ball with Be Martins of Portugal during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match on April 28, 2017, in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    NASSAU, Bahamas – In its first-ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (BSWC) match, Panama dropped a 7-0 decision to defending champion Portugal on Friday at the National Beach Soccer Arena.

    Here’s a recap of the match:

    2017 FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP
    CONCACAF Summaries -- April 28, 2017

    Group C: Portugal 7, Panama 0
    Torres 2'50"; Leo Martins 4'06", 27'59"; Coimbra 5'18"; Jose Maria 12'14", 31'50"; Belchior 30'54"

    - Leo Martins (4'06", 27'59") and Jose Maria (12'14", 31'50") to help Portugal open defense of its BSWC title in the best possible way.
    - There were 86 total shots (Portugal 46, Panama 40) in the match, but Portugal nearly put twice as many on target as Panama (23-12).
    - Portugal defenders blocked 12 Panama attempts.
    - Panama goalkeepers Jose Victoria and Adalberto Guzman combined to make 16 saves.
    - Panama returns to action Sunday against the United Arab Emirates, which earned a 3-2 win over Paraguay.

    CONCACAF sides Mexico and the Bahamas will face Nigeria and Senegal, respectively, on Saturday.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

U.S., Mexico win, will meet to decide Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup champion

Tournament host Mexico and the United States remained perfect after two games each in the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup 2017 thanks to wins over France and Colombia, respectively, on Saturday at the Estadio Municipal Agustin Flores Contreras.

Mexico falls to Spain in historic women’s beach soccer debut

Mexico made its international debut in beach soccer on Saturday, falling 3-1 to visiting Spain to open their two-match series in the women’s competition of the 2017 Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup.

Mexico looks to make most of beach soccer opportunity

Mexico struck for the last three goals to launch its 2017 Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup campaign Friday with a 5-2 win over Colombia at the Estadio Municipal Agustin Flores Contreras.

Farberoff, U.S. delighted to be back on sand

It would be an understatement to say that United States head coach Francis Farberoff knows a thing or two about getting off to a good start in an international beach soccer competition.

USA, Mexico win in Puerto Vallarta beach soccer openers

Mexico and the United States opened 2017 Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup play Friday with wins at the Estadio Municipal Agustin Flores Contreras.