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Brazil Wins in World Cup of Indoor Soccer Opener
    2008-10-01 10:12:06     Xinhua

Brazil beat Japan 12-1 in their first game of the 2008 World Cup of indoor soccer on Tuesday.


The game was held in Brazil's capital city Brasilia. The location of the 2008 World Cup is in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the capital city. Brazil has high hopes of finally winning a World Cup title after their 2000 and 2004 second place finish.


With their first victory, Brazil has three points and is tied for the lead in Group A. Brazil got off to a quick start. Once the team's star Falcao entered the game, he wasted no time scoring. The player scored two of the team's twelve goals in the game.


"Today's win gives us confidence. We may be able to pass through the first round, but it doesn't mean that it will be easy, " said Falcao.


Brazil took command of the game from the start. Japan was forced to settle with long distance shots on goal, but to no avail.


Brazil's Lenisio was the first to score on Tuesday. The player took advantage of a rebound and pounded the ball into the net in the 11th minute of the first period.


The Brazilian national indoor soccer team returns to the court on Thursday when they face off against the Salomon Islands. The game will be held at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium in Brasilia. Japan has a bye in the second round of games and will return to play on Saturday against the Salomon Islands.



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