Friday, 3 October 2008 7:37 AM

Brazil Beats Kurukuru, 21-0

Brazil has imposed its authority in the football code by scoring 21 times without reply against Solomon Islands. They have now consolidated their position at the Group A summit.

The victory was the second biggest in FIFA Futsal World Cup history, surpassed only by the Brazil's 29-2 defeat of the host nation at Guatemala 2000.

Brazilian keeper Tiago was unexpectedly forced into making two early saves, but the floodgates opened once Lenisio broke the minnows' resistance on five minutes. It was 8-0 by the break, and things were to get worse for the brave but outclassed Solomon Islanders.

Lenisio finished the game with four goals to his name, two fewer than the irrepressible Falcao, and both Schmacher and Betao posted hat-tricks. Wilde, twice, Gabriel and Carlinhos were also on target for Paulo de Oliveira's side, who already look the team to beat.

The young Solomon Islands side will have a chance to make amends when they take on Japan in their next Group A match. Japan has yet to register a win, loosing their first match to Brazil 12-1.

With FIFA.com/futsalworldcup