Italy has defeated Nigeria 12-6 in their opening Group B match at the ongoing FIFA Beach Soccer World
Cup Bahamas 2017.
Though Azeez Abu scored a hat-trick for the Nigerians, they were no match for the firepower of the Italians in this curtain raiser for both nations.
Gabriele Gori followed his impressive scoring exploits in European qualifying with six goals against the West Africans in Nassau on Thursday. Paolo Palmacci contributed to the victory with a hat-trick, including two bicycle kick goals.