European champions France will not be at this year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after they suffered defeat to Belarus at the UEFA qualifier in Moscow.
Belarus claimed an impressive 4-1 win to end France's chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Paraguay.
The Belarusian side were among eight teams to move a step closer towards booking a World Cup place as play-offs took centre stage at Luzhniki Park.
Portugal cruised into the next round with a 10-1 thrashing of Lithuania at Luzhniki Park.
Hosts Russia joined Portugal in the last eight following an 8-0 victory over Moldova.
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Spain were also in high-scoring form as they beat Kazakhstan 14-2, while Italy hammered Latvia 14-2 and Switzerland progressed to the final eight by defeating Turkey 8-2.
Azerbaijan needed penalties to get past Hungary after their matched finished 3-3 after extra-time.
Poland, who won the 2017 qualification event, are also through following a 3-2 win over Germany after extra-time.
The eight remaining teams have been split into two groups and the top two in each, plus the winner of the fifth-place play-off, will earn a World Cup spot.
Belarus, Poland, Italy and Portugal will contest group two, while Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Spain and Russia form group one.