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2001 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

The 2001 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the third Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's two major beach soccer championships at the time, held in February 2001, in Maspalomas, Spain. Portugal won the championship, with hosts Spain finishing second. Italy beat Germany in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively, replicating the result of the 1998 Euro Beach Soccer Cup.

2001 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates2 February - 4 February 2001
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (2nd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Italy
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored127 (10.58 per match)

Eight teams participated in the tournament who played in a straightforward knockout tournament, starting with the quarter finals, with extra matches deciding the nations who finished in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place[1]

Participating nationsEdit


Main tournamentEdit

2 February 2001
3 February 2001
2 February 2001
4 February 2001
2 February 2001
3 February 2001
2 February 2001
  Portugal8 Third place
4 February 2001

Fifth to eighth place deciding matchesEdit

The following matches took place between the losing nations in the quarter finals to determine the final standings of the nations finishing in fifth to eighth place. The semi finals took place on the same day of the semi finals of the main tournament and the play offs took place on the day of the final.

  Fifth to eighth place semi finals     Fifth place play off
  QF1   France 7  
  QF2   Netherlands 6    
        France 7
         Switzerland 4
  QF3   Turkey 2    
  QF4    Switzerland 5   Seventh place play off
  Turkey 5
    Netherlands 2


 2001 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Second title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Portugal
2   Spain
3   Italy
4   Germany
5   France
6    Switzerland
7   Turkey
8   Netherlands