2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The 2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the first edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, an international beach soccer competition contest by men's national teams and organized by FIFA. Overall, it was the 11th edition of a world cup in beach soccer since its establishment with the first Beach Soccer World Championships in 1995. It took place in at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 8 and 15 May.

2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Copa do Mundo de Futebol de Areia da FIFA Rio de Janeiro 2005
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Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Dates8–15 May
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runners-up Portugal
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored164 (8.2 per match)
Attendance110,500 (5,525 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Madjer (12 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Madjer
Fair play award Japan
2004
2006

France defeated Portugal 1–0 in a penalty shootout, following a 3–3 draw after extra-time, to win their first title.

OrganisationEdit

The 12 teams present at the finals in Brazil were split into four groups of three teams. Each team played the other two teams in its group in a round-robin format, with the top two teams advancing to the quarter-finals. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final itself was played in the form of a knockout tournament.

TeamsEdit

QualificationEdit

European teams gained qualification by finishing in the top three spots of the 2004 Euro Beach Soccer League. The final spot was contested between the next four best teams in a small knockout tournament a few days before the World Cup began which saw Spain win. South American and North American qualification was gained by finishing in the top spots of the 2005 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship. The other nations received invites.

This was the first edition of the World Cup in which every continent had a representative.

EntrantsEdit

Notes:

  1. Teams making their debut.

PlayersEdit

Group stageEdit

All matches are listed as local time in Rio de Janeiro, (UTC-3)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 2 2 0 0 13 3 +10 6
  Spain 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 3
  Thailand 2 0 0 2 3 13 −10 0
Brazil  9–2  Thailand
Junior Negão   2'
Nenem   10', 16', 20'
Bruno   11', 32'
Betinho   13'
Benjamin   25'
Juninho   31'
Report   26' Pongsak Khongkeaw
  31' Sanae Langkeaw
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Carlos Manuel Robles (Chile)

Spain  4–1  Thailand
Amarelle   16', 28'
David   32', 32'
Report   28' Anupong Polasak
Attendance: 500
Referee: Pedro Infantes (Venezuela)

Brazil  4–1  Spain
Benjamin   4'
Junior Negão   5'
Nenem   15'
Juninho   34'
Report   2' Amarelle
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jose Luis Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 2 2 0 0 13 3 +10 6
  Japan 2 1 0 1 3 6 −3 3
  United States 2 0 0 2 5 12 −7 0
Portugal  4–0  Japan
Alan   9', 19'
Madjer   13', 31'
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Antonio Buaiz (Brazil)

United States  2–3  Japan
Astorga   1'
Testa   19'
Report   14' Naoyuki Kuroki
  17' Masahito Toma
  29' Tadaomi Nakamura
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Carlos Manuel Robles (Chile)

Portugal  9–3  United States
Hernani   3'
Alan   6', 18'
Madjer   10', 22', 29'
Jonas   10'
Belchior   20'
Marinho   30'
Report   24' Braga
  30' Astorga
  33' Francis Farberoff
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Carlos Manuel Robles (Chile)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 2 2 0 0 12 7 +5 6
  Ukraine 2 1 0 1 12 6 +6 3
  South Africa 2 0 0 2 4 15 −11 0
Uruguay  7–3  South Africa
Martin   1', 28'
Chueco   1'
Parrillo   9'
Fabian   13'
Ricar   27', 32'
Report   1', 32' Francisco
  23' Mthembu
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Joao Almeida (Portugal)

Ukraine  8–1  South Africa
Ulianytskyi   7'
Varenytsya   18', 31'
Moroz   9'
Koryenyev   10', 20'
Pylypenko   13'
Bozhenko   22'
Report   34' Dicks
Attendance: 500
Referee: Antonio Buaiz (Brazil)

Uruguay  5–4  Ukraine
Seba   8', 29'
Ricar   13'
Parrillo   24', 32'
Report   14' Varentsya
  22' Bozhenko
  26' Pylypenko
  28' Koryenyev
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Marcelo Bispo (Brazil)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 2 2 0 0 13 3 +10 6
  Argentina 2 1 0 1 5 9 −4 3
  Australia 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
France  5–1  Australia
Cardoso   3', 30'
Ottavy   11'
Sciortino   15'
Edouard   25'
Report   16' Karavatakis
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Jose Luis Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Argentina  3–1  Australia
Hilaire   7', 28'
Acosta   14'
Report   25' Buonavoglia
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alberto Moreira (Brazil)

France  8–2  Argentina
Mendy   5'
Sciortino   6'
Sansoni   11'
Ottavy   12', 32'
Samoun   17', 29'
Cardoso   24'
Report   24' Petrasso
  26' Hilaire
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Joao Almeida (Portugal)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 May 2005
 
 
  France7
 
14 May 2005
 
  Spain4
 
  France4
 
12 May 2005
 
  Japan1
 
  Uruguay3
 
15 May 2005
 
  Japan4
 
  France (p)3 (1)
 
12 May 2005
 
  Portugal3 (0)
 
  Portugal5
 
14 May 2005
 
  Ukraine3
 
  Portugal (p)6 (2)
 
12 May 2005
 
  Brazil6 (1) Third place
 
  Brazil9
 
15 May 2005
 
  Argentina3
 
  Japan2
 
 
  Brazil11
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

France  7–4  Spain
Valeiro   5' (o.g.)
Mendy   7', 13'
Cardoso   19', 36'
Edouard   22'
Cantona   28'
Report   12', 34' David
  24', 36' Nico
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Jose Luis Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Portugal  5–3  Ukraine
Jonas   12'
Belchior   14', 29'
Madjer   15', 25'
Report   8' Bozhenko
  25' Pylypenko
  36' Moroz
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Antonio Buaiz (Brazil)

Uruguay  3–4  Japan
Ricar   1', 24'
Parrillo   17'
Report   18', 23' Takeshi Kawaharazuka
  18' Shinji Makino
  20' Masahito Toma
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Christian Hauben (Belgium)

Brazil  9–3  Argentina
Romário   1', 30', 33'
Jorginho   2'
Nenem   7', 22'
Juninho   8'
Benjamin   15'
Buru   35'
Report   7' S. Hilaire
  32' E. Hilaire
  34' Acosta
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Lakhdar Benchabane (France)

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil  6–6 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Benjamin   1', 16'
Bruno   5', 6', 8'
Nenem   22'
Report   1' Alan
  2', 8', 22', 27' Madjer
  4' Marinho
Penalties
Bruno  
Jorginho  
1–2   Alan
  Madjer
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Carlos Manuel Robles (Chile)

France  4–1  Japan
Mendy   4', 18'
Sciortino   32'
Cardoso   34'
Report   35' Takeshi Kawaharazuka
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jose Luis Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Third place play-offEdit

Japan  2–11  Brazil
Takeshi Kawaharazuka   3'
Kunihiro Wakabayashi   16'
Report   7' Junior Negão
  8', 19' Buru
  10' Juninho
  13', 21' Nenem
  17' Benjamin
  24', 25', 27' Romário
  33' Jorginho
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joao Martins Pinto Correia (Portugal)

FinalEdit

France  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Mendy   3', 17', 29' Report   24' Madjer
  34', 35' Belchior
Penalties
Ottavy   1–0   Alan
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Carlos Manuel Robles (Chile)

WinnersEdit

 2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Champions 
 
France
First title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Madjer   Nenem   Amarelle
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Madjer   Nenem   Mendy
12 goals 9 goals 8 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Japan

Top scorersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1   France
2   Portugal
3   Brazil
4   Japan
5   Uruguay
6   Ukraine
7   Spain
8   Argentina
9   Australia
10   United States
11   Thailand
12   South Africa

External linksEdit