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Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup

Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Buru (C) and goalkeeper Mao (L) of Brazil try to prevent Gabriel Agu of Nigeria from scoring during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Dubai. \n

The fifth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup sees Brazil chasing their fourth consecutive title.\n

The FIFA tournament, which runs until November 22 at Jumeirah Beach will see 16 finalists contest a total of 32 games.\n

Brazil have won this annual tournament every year since 2006, and in Dubai, will be looking for their fourth consecutive title. (Getty Images)
Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Betinho (R) of Brazil vies for the ball against Azeez Abu of Nigeria during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Dubai. (Getty Images)
Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Hassan al-Mazam (C) of the UAE tries to block a strike by Madjer (front) of Portugal during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Dubai. (Getty Images)
Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Dmitry Shishin of Russia (C) vies for the ball with Richard Sterling (R) and Greivin Pacheco (L) of Costa Rica during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Dubai. (Getty Images)
Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Agustin Dallera (R) of Argentina strikes a shot at the goal in front Marco Sguazzin of Italy during their match on the first day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai. (Getty Images)
Dubai hosts Beach Soccer World Cup
Dino (L) of Brazil scores a goal against Nigeria during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match in Dubai. (Getty Images)