De Virada, Brasil Bate China E é Bicampeão No Futebol De 5

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(BEIJING, September 11) -- China won its third consecutive match to remain along at the top of the table in another day of action for the Football 5-a-side Tournament of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Green Hockey Stadium, Pitch 2, on Thursday, September 11.

The day started with a hard-fought classic encounter between Argentina and Brazil, in which no team managed to score, despite Brazil having the best chances.

The match was dominated by both defensive units and had all the ingredients of a football's most heated rivalry.

Later on, China's captain Li Xiaoqiang scored from the penalty spot to secure the three points against the Republic of Korea, keeping the host team's perfect record in tact and taking a huge step towards qualification to the gold medal match.

In the day's final match, Great Britain was ahead with a goal from David Clarke, but Spain came back from behind to score three goals in the second half, courtesy of Alfredo Cuadrado, Marcelo Rosado and Antonio Martin.

With these results, China leads the rankings with nine points, followed by Brazil with seven, Argentina with four, Great Britain and Spain with three and the ROK with no points.

The next day of action for Football 5-a-side will be Saturday, September 13, when China will meet Spain, Great Britain will face Brazil and Argentina will play the ROK.The Men's Football 5-a-Side preliminary match between Argentina and Brazil of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games took place at Olympic Green Hockey Stadium in Beijing on September 11, 2008. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.(BEIJING, September 17) -- Brazil defended its Football 5-a-Side gold medal from four years ago by beating China 2-1 in the final, while Argentina overcame Spain on penalties to finish with bronze on Pitch 2 of the Olympic Green Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.

Through a last minute strike by Marcos Felipe, Brazil won a dramatic gold medal match after China's Wang Yafeng scored a goal in the first half and put Brazil one goal behind.

Ricardo Alves, one of the stars of the tournament, leveled the scoring early in the second half.

Silver medalist at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, Argentina won the bronze medal after a nerve-racking match against Spain. Spain went ahead in the first minute through a strike by Antonio Jesus Martin. Silvio Velo scored his sixth goal of the tournament with only eight minutes to go and forced the game to go to penalties.

Defender Diego Cerega was the only player who managed to score in the shootout as Spain failed to retain the bronze medal it won four years ago.

Earlier on, Great Britain defeated the Republic of Korea to finish fifth in the competition. Great Britain equalized just before the end of the match and then won it on penalties with David Clarke scoring the only goal.Argentina beat Spain 2-1 in the Football 5-a-Side bronze medal match during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing on September 17, 2008.

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