Nigeria Knocked Out Of Beach Soccer World Cup
The Nigeria Beach Soccer team, the SuperSand Eagles have crashed out of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.
Iran defeated Nigeria 2-1 on penalties to claim the runners-up spot in Group B and reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
In what was an intriguing back-and-forth battle between two sides looking to make the last eight, Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Mohammad Mokhtari each scored a brace for the Asian champions.
To their credit, Nigeria gave an excellent account of themselves, with Victor Tale, Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Godspower Igudia, and Bartholomew Ibenegbu getting on the scoresheet.
After regulation and extra time could not settle matters, it was Iran that held their nerves in the penalty shoot-out to finish second in the group and set up a quarter-final clash with Switzerland on 4 May.