After falling behind on the scoreboard in the first half, the Brazilian team turned and secured a place on the podium with a 4-2 victory
O Brazil had a certain amount of suffering, but overcame the Kazakhstan 4-2 and took third place in the Futsal World Cup, played in Lithuania. The first half was very balanced and Brazilian goalkeeper Guitta worked hard, but he couldn’t prevent Kazakhstan from opening the scoring with Akbalikov. In the second half, Brazil tied with an own goal: Taynan, a Brazilian naturalized Kazakh, retreated to the goalkeeper, who did not arrive on time. Taynan redeemed himself and scored the second for Kazakhstan, but Rodrigo, the Brazilian captain, tied the game in the sequence. Brazil took the lead on the scoreboard thanks to a kick by Ferrão, who picked up leftovers from the ball dispute and sent a beak to the goal. With five minutes to go, Lé dropped the bomb and made Brazil’s fourth. Kazakhstan put the goalkeeper in the end, but could not reverse the disadvantage. The final was played by Argentina and Portugal, with a 2-1 victory for the Portuguese. It was the European nation’s first title in the competition.