Belarus’ Beach Soccer World Cup story has officially started following a convincing 5-1 victory over Asia’s runners-up UAE in Group C.
Illia Savich will go down in Belarusian beach soccer history for scoring the Eastern European side’s first-ever goal in the final competition. Ihar Bryshtsel grabbed a brace in the third period to put the result beyond doubt.
Coach Nico’s side were comfortable throughout the night and looked unnerved by the occasion, breezing into the next matchday with a valuable three points on the board.
Russia – UAE (16:15 local time)
Belarus – Senegal (19:25 local time)