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Brazil face Argentina hurdle in title defence

Reigning champions Brazil face a classic clash against perennial rivals Argentina in today’s quarterfinal of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup at the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium in Bangkok.

Colombia will take on Ukraine at the same venue for a place in Friday’s semifinals.

Meanwhile, across town at the Nimibutr Indoor Stadium, two-time winners Spain play Russia and Portugal come up against 2004 runners-up Italy.

Brazil have won the other four of the past six championships, which are held once every four years.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at dan.riley@phnompenhpost.com

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