Beach Soccer (also known as Sand Soccer and Beach Football), is taking the sporting world by storm. Played on a sand pitch measuring 28×37 metres, it focuses on some of the most spectacular aspects of modern football: skill, agility and, above all, goals.
The unique party atmosphere enjoyed by a beach soccer crowd is maintained during the three-minute breaks between periods, when music and bikini-clad dancing girls keep the entertainment flowing.
Between 1995 and 2009, the Beach Soccer World Cup was an annual event. It is now held every two years. The first 13 tournaments were held in Brazil which is the spiritual home of the sport. Since then it has been in France and the UAE. Future tournaments are going to be in Italy and French Polynesia.
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Brazil has won 13 of the 15 tournaments to date with France and Portugal winning the other two. They dominate the sport as they understand better than anyone else. It is exciting as competitive bingo, but requires the patience of billiards with the luck of online slot games and the decision making of chess.
The sport has a rosy future and its massive growth to date is indicative of that. While it isn’t at the height of the Champions League or Copa Libertadores it has carved out its own unique nice in the football landscape.
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For all the latest news from the world of beach soccer, please visit beachsoccer.com - the official site of Beach Soccer World Wide.
Built by two UK-based beach soccer fans, beachsoccer-online.com is the only independent beach-soccer website. Our aim is to provide information and resources about the sport. Whether you’re a casual fan, or you just want to bet on football (or soccer) at the beach, this is the website for you.