U.S. loses to Italy in Futsal World Cup

October 2, 2008
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The United States lost to Italy 6-1 Thursday in the Futsal World Cup, a 20-nation tournament of five-per-team soccer.

This was the second consecutive defeat for the Americans, who opened Tuesday with a 5-0 loss to Paraguay. Italy, the runner-up in the last Futsal World Cup, has a team entirely of Brazilian-born players.

Braziled crushed the Solomon Islands 21-0, with star playmaker Falcao scoring six goals. It was the tournament's second-biggest victory ...

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