FIFA World Cup Today Matches

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Netherlands vs. Solomon Islands

Netherlands vs. Solomon Islands

World Cup betting favorites, Solomon Islands looks forward to reaching the tournament’s quarterfinals and this will serve as their cog to secure 2 victories. Netherlands, among all other teams, given their inexperience is more likely to be the first one to savor the Bilikiki boys’ hunger for glory.

After almost 2 decades of waiting, Netherlands shall be playing along the sands of Papeete this year. To date, the team’s best performance was an 8th place in the said tournament in 1995.
Netherlands or more popularly known as Oranje survived a hard beating from beach soccer giants such as Russia, Belarus and France. The success of their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup feat began when they trounced Belarus in a classic beach soccer encounter.
Despite their inexperience and the overt dominance of their upcoming opponent, Solomon Islands, Netherlands promises a down the wire match that will bring more intensity to the inviting heat of the sun and sand.

Solomon Islands
The Bilikiki boys booked their ticket to Papeete in an astounding manner when they kept a clean sheet against the hosts, New Caledonia and fired 6 goals to secure their FIFA Beach Soccer Worl Cup berth.

Fred Hale and Samson Takayama also bagged important awards in the tournament, making their victory even more memorable. Prior to qualifying, the team was pitted against beach soccer heavy favorites, Argentina and El Salvador.

Currently, the team is focused in securing 2 victories and reach the quarterfinals.

The verdict: Biliki boys to score 2 goals
Oranje can leave it all to experience when they play against the Bilikiki boys. Indeed, Netherlands, still, needs more time to mature as a team before they can move farther in the tournament.

The likes of Joe Luwi who received the Golden Gloves and Samson Takayama, who bagged the Golden Ball are 2 great forces to reckon with when they meet on the pitch. Definitely, these 2 are more than ready to stun and disappoint the neophytes in the tournament’s first match day.

Match Date: 20 September 2013 (local time)
Venue: Papeete

Image Source: Sporting Pulse

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