2001 Beach Soccer World Championships

The 2001 Beach Soccer World Championships was the seventh edition of the Beach Soccer World Championships, the most prestigious competition in international beach soccer contested by men's national teams until 2005, when the competition was then replaced by the second iteration of a world cup in beach soccer, the better known FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[1] It was organised by Brazilian sports agency Koch Tavares (one of the founding partners of Beach Soccer Worldwide).

2001 Beach Soccer World Championships
VII Beach Soccer World Championships 2001
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates11 – 18 February
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up France
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored144 (7.2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Alan (10 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Hernâni
Best goalkeeperFrance Pascal Olmeta
2000
2002

For the first time since its establishment in 1995, the tournament took place outside of the sport's native home of Rio de Janeiro and instead was hosted at the resort of Costa do Sauipe, in the state of Bahia, approximately 70km north of the major city of Salvador.[2]

It was also the first time that hosts and six-time defending champions Brazil did not win the championships, finishing in fourth, as Portugal beat France in the final to claim their first title.

OrganisationEdit

Having increased the number of participating teams in 1999, these championships continued to consist of twelve nations who were split into four groups of three playing in a round robin format. The top two from each group advanced to the quarter finals from which point on the championship was played as a knock-out tournament until a winner was crowned with an additional match to determine third place.

The draw for the allocation of the twelve nations into the four groups was conducted on January 14 in Villa-Lobos State Park in São Paulo.[2]

A representative of FIFA, Alfredo Asfura, attended the finals to assess the sport's premier event to understand the suitability of potentially incorporating beach soccer into the FIFA family.[3] His post-competition analysis of the sport was that beach soccer was full of "prosperity" and that the "experience, professionalism and seriousness of the organization [of the event] will be fundamental for FIFA" in deciding where or not to adopt the sport in the future.[4] FIFA ultimately took over as governing body of beach soccer in late 2004.[5]

Rede Globo were responsible for broadcasting the games in Brazil, which caused controversy in Portuguese media when the network decided to show the third place play off involving the Brazilian national team but subsequently not show the final.[6]

TeamsEdit

Asia, Africa and Oceania were unrepresented.

Group stageEdit

Matches are listed as local time in Salvador, (BRST / UTC-2)

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 2 2 0 0 21 3 +18 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Italy 2 1 0 1 4 13 –9 3
3   Germany 2 0 0 2 5 14 –9 0
Brazil  10–3  Germany
Junior Negão    
Neném  
Jorginho    (pen.)
Benjamin  
Júnior    
Report   Ferry
   Högi
Costa do Sauipe

Brazil  11–0  Italy
Junior    
Neném    
Duda  
Edgar   
Magal  
Jorginho  
Report  
Costa do Sauipe

Italy  4–2  Germany
?1  
?1  
?1  
?1  
Report   Högi
  Ferry
Costa do Sauipe

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 2 2 0 0 11 6 +5 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Peru 2 1 0 1 8 9 –1 3
3   Venezuela 2 0 0 2 7 11 –4 0
Peru  5–4  Venezuela
Drago  
Barco  
Buchanam  
Valdelomar  
Oblitas  
Report   Tovar
   Edgar
  Heatkliff
Costa do Sauipe

France  6–3  Venezuela
Cantona  
Cardoso  
Squaglia   
Ottavy   
Report   Heatkliff
  Roberto
  Edgar
Costa do Sauipe

Peru  3–5  France
Valdelomar   2
Oblitas  
Report   Cantona
  (o.g.) Budge
  Cardoso
  J. Cantona
  Bonora
Costa do Sauipe

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
3   Uruguay 2 0 0 2 1 8 –7 0
Portugal  5–1  Uruguay
Alan    
João António  
Hernâni  
Report   Peti
Costa do Sauipe

United States  2–4  Portugal
Jevin    Report    Alan
   Madjer
Costa do Sauipe

United States  3–0  Uruguay
Chris  
Adrian  
Beto  
Report  
Costa do Sauipe

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Spain 2 1 0 1 2 4 –2 3
3   Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 5 –4 0
Spain  2–1  Turkey
David  
?1  
Report   ?1
Costa do Sauipe

Argentina  3–0  Turkey
Carlos Russo   
Maty  
Report  
Costa do Sauipe

Argentina  3–0  Spain
Fede  
Maty   
Report  
Costa do Sauipe

Knockout stageEdit

February 16th was allocated as a rest day.

 
Quarter finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
15 February
 
 
  France (a.e.t.)5
 
17 February
 
  Italy4
 
  France6
 
15 February
 
  Argentina5
 
  Argentina5
 
18 February
 
  United States1
 
  France3
 
15 February
 
  Portugal9
 
  Brazil7
 
17 February
 
  Peru1
 
  Brazil5
 
15 February
 
  Portugal (a.e.t.)6 Third place play-off
 
  Portugal1
 
18 February
 
  Spain0
 
  Argentina4
 
 
  Brazil2
 

Quarter finalsEdit

France  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Solda  
Olmeta  
Bonora3  
Cantona3  
Germain  
Report   Fruzzetti
  4 Albore
  Garbagna
Costa do Sauipe

Argentina  5–1  United States
Topo  
Carlos Russo   
Maty   
Report   Beto
Costa do Sauipe

Brazil  7–1  Peru
Neném  
Benjamin    
?1  
?1  
?1  
Report   Budge
Costa do Sauipe

Portugal  1–0  Spain
Barraca   Report  
Costa do Sauipe

Semi-finalsEdit

Portugal  6–5 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Madjer   
Hernâni    
Alan  
Report     Jorginho
  Junior Negão
  Neném
Costa do Sauipe

France  6–5  Argentina
Squaglia  
?1  
?1  
?1  
?1  
?1  
Report   Tano
    Carlos Russo
  ?1
Costa do Sauipe

Third place play-offEdit

Daylight saving ended on the morning of the 18th. The time shown is UTC-3.

Argentina  4–2  Brazil
Carlos Russo  
Topo  
Coco  
Petrasso  
Report   Benjamin
  Jorginho
Costa do Sauipe

FinalEdit

Portugal  9–3  France
Alan     
Hernâni  
Barraca  
Madjer   
Nunes  
Report    Ottavy
  Cantona
Costa do Sauipe

Notes:

1. Scorer not stated in report
2. Report is unclear, Oblitas may of scored this goal
3. Report is unclear, note the possibility this is not the scorer
4. Report is unclear, Garbagna, or another player, may of scored this goal

WinnersEdit

 2001 Beach Soccer World Championships
Champions 
 
Portugal
First title

AwardsEdit

Top scorer
  Alan
10 goals
Best player
  Hernâni
Best goalkeeper
  Pascal Olmeta

Final standingsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 C   Portugal 5 4 1 0 25 11 +14 14 Champions
2 B   France 5 3 1 1 25 24 +1 11 Runners-up
3 D   Argentina 5 4 0 1 20 9 +11 12 Third place
4 A   Brazil 5 3 0 2 35 14 +21 9 Fourth place
5 C   United States 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3 Eliminated in the
quarter finals
6 D   Spain 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 3
7 B   Peru 3 1 0 2 9 16 −7 3
8 A   Italy 3 1 0 2 8 18 −10 3
9 B   Venezuela 2 0 0 2 7 11 −4 0 Eliminated in the
group stage
10 D   Turkey 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
11 C   Uruguay 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
12 A   Germany 2 0 0 2 5 14 −9 0
Source: [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA launches first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup". FIFA.com. 1 February 2005. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "COSTA DO SAUÍPE SEDIA PELA PRIMEIRA VEZ O MUNDIAL DE BEACH SOCCER" (in Portuguese). photoegrafia.com.br. 14 January 2001. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "FIFA VAI OBSERVAR MUNDIAL EVENTO NA COSTA DO SAUÍPE" (in Portuguese). photoegrafia.com.br. 9 February 2001. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "NÍVEL TÉCNICO DO MUNDIAL DE BEACH SOCCER AGRADA FIFA" (in Portuguese). photoegrafia.com.br. 20 February 2001. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ "FIFA Executive Committee confirms the Strategic Studies Committee's proposals and adopts FIFA Code of Ethics". fifa.com. 6 October 2004. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  6. ^ "BRASIL IGNORA VITÓRIA PORTUGUESA NO FUTEBOL DE PRAIA" (in Portuguese). record.pt. 19 February 2001. Retrieved 6 June 2017.