Paraguay sprang a major surprise in beating Portugal on Sunday to leave Group C of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 wide open with one round of matches remaining.
In Group D, meanwhile, Brazil made it two wins out of two. With Tahiti and Japan both on three points, however, the four-time world champions are not yet sure of a place in the quarter-finals.
Paraguay show heart. The equation was simple for Los Pynandi: win or go home. And win they did, against defending champions Portugal no less. “We can say that we’re still dreaming,” Paraguay captain Jesus Lopez told FIFA.com. “As the skipper I asked just one thing of them: humility. We’re going to go into the next game showing the quality that’s always defined us: that guaraní grit.”