Sport: Tahiti beach soccer team wins World Cup warm-up

12:42 pm on 17 April 2017
Tahiti players celebrate a goal during the 2015 Beach Soccer World Cup.

Tahiti gear up for World Cup with win against El Salvador Photo: AFP

Tahiti have won the beach soccer Pilsener Cup.

In the final, the Tiki Toa beat hosts El Salvador 10-5 in the run-up to the World Cup which begins next week.

Earlier in the tournament, the French Polynesian side beat Ecuador 9-1 and then Panama 7-3.

On Friday next week, the Tiki Toa will play Brazil in the first game of the knockout stage of the Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.

They will also face Japan and Poland.

In November, the Tiki Toa were beaten by Brazil 10-4 the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in Dubai.

Tahiti were runners-up at the last World Cup in 2015, losing the final to hosts Portugal.