5 Nov 2007

Bilikiki Boys struggle on the sand in Rio

11:19 am on 5 November 2007

The Bilikiki boys from Solomon Islands are all but out of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after two straight losses in Rio de Janeiro.

After the first up 11-2 loss to champs Brazil the Bilikiki boys have lost 5-2 to Russia in their second group A game.

There were only 15 seconds on the clock when Russian captain Ilya Leonov opened the scoring, and less than a minute later, Dmitry Shishin had doubled their lead.

The Island strikers weren't on song and it was up to goalkeeper Fred Hale to reduce the deficit.