World champions win international tournament at JBR beach
Time Out Dubai staff
World champions Russia proved once again they are the best team in beach soccer in front of a passionate crowd at The Walk in JBR in Dubai.
The eastern Europeans lifted the 2011 FIFA Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup after a 5-4 victory against four-time world champs Brazil.
"There is a small secret on how we do it, but I cannot tell this to you," Russian coach Mikhail Likhachev told Gulf News.
The UAE rallied from 4-1 down to make it 4-4 against Switzerland in the third-place playoff, but could not overcome the European Championship finalists in a penalty shootout.