Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles exited the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay without a win after a 12-2 annihilation by Brazil in their final group stage match on Tuesday.
The Super Sand Eagles had already been eliminated from the tournament after losses to Portugal (10-1) and Oman (6-5) and were only playing for pride.
But it rained goals as Brazil inflicted Nigeria’s biggest loss at a Beach Soccer World Cup since the 10-1 loss to Portugal.
Mauricinho and Lucao put Brazil ahead before Egan-Osi Ekujumi gave the Super Sand Eagles a glimmer of hope with his tidy finish.
Rodrigo added a third with a driven left-footed finish into the far corner, but Nigeria were back to within one again when captain Azeez Abu carved out a one-on-one chance and finished confidently past Mao. However, Lucao got his second on the night with a precise volley.
Brazil pulled away completely in the third period as Rodrigo completed a hat-trick, highlighted by an impressively-high bicycle kick, while Bokinha scored a brace and Rafinha, Bruno Xavier, Catarino and Filipe all got on the scoresheet.
Brazil finished top of Group D and will face Russia in the quarter-finals after the Russians finished in second place in Group C.
Portugal joined Brazil in the quarterfinal after they beat Oman 3-1 in the other game in the pool.