Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
SPORTING at 2012 Beach Soccer Mundialito in Brazil
Sporting is again amongst the world elite of Beach Soccer in Arena de Guarapiranga in São Paulo. We are the only Portuguese side present at the 2nd edition of the most important competition at club level in this fast growing type of football. Sporting was runner-up in the first edition of the trophy in 2011 and this year things are not going bad for us once again.
We won two games (4-3 vs Corinthians and 3-1 vs Al-Ahli) and lost one (3-5 vs Lokomotiv Moscow) in the Group Stage which was enough to qualify for today's Quarter Finals, where we beat FC Barcelona 4-2.
This is Sporting's squad at the tournament:
Goalkeepers: Paulo Graça and Ahmed Dad.
Field players: Madjer, Alan, Belchior, Michele Leghissa, Sandro Spaccarotella, Carlos Xavier, Moritz Jaeggy, Fernando DDI and Rui Coimbra.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”