Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Portugal aim to win Copa Lagos



Though Brazil have been considered the planet’s finest beach soccer side for years now, in pure talent terms Portugal are not far behind. Indeed, it was the Portuguese who inflicted Brazil’s only defeat in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup history, when sinking A Seleção at the semi-final stage of the inaugural 2005 tournament. In 2001 Madjer, Alan, Hernani and Co also became the only side apart from Brazil to win the competition’s predecessor, the Beach Soccer World Championship, with A Verde e Amarelo taking the title at the nine other editions.

Portugal boast a lethal combination of talent and vast international tournament experience in the trio of Madjer, Alan and Belchior. Euro Beach Soccer League champions in 2010 and runners-up at European qualifying for Ravenna/Italy 2011 – where they were beaten 4-2 by Ukraine in the final – coach Ze Miguel’s charges are definitively among the contenders for this year’s global crown.

The special skills and talents of Madjer and Alan make them indispensable to the cause. With one eye on the future, an effort has been made to start blooding younger players such as Rui Coimbra and 20-year-old attacker Jordan. Nigeria will need to be at their best to overcome Portugal at Copa Lagos 2012.

Copa Lagos

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

La Liga World - Ep 1
Thu, 28 Aug @ 05:00
Sat, 30 Aug @ 01:00
Sat, 30 Aug @ 09:30

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Spurs will challenge for the title
It was in my room in Rustenburg, during the last Afcon, that I noticed the style that Mauricio...

John Dykes
United in condemnation
The British football press showed tremendous solidarity this week when they all leaped on the same...

Neil Tovey
Borrowing from best practice
The late Irish scribe and poet Oscar Wilde once famously opined that “youth is wasted on the...

Sunday Oliseh
Man U need more than an 'Angel'
Just two games into the English Premier League and Manchester United are five points (synonymous to...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Good signs for the Reds despite loss
A brace from Stevan Jovetic and a Sergio Aguero stunner ensured that Manchester City took all three...

Segun Odegbami
The Falcons - fulfilling Pele’s prophecy?
Did you watch the finals of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup last Sunday night?