2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the second edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Overall, this was the 12th edition of a world cup in beach soccer since the establishment of the Beach Soccer World Championships which ran from 1995–2004 but was not governed by FIFA. It took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2–12 November 2006.

2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Copa do Mundo de Futebol de Areia da FIFA Rio de Janeiro 2006
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The official logo
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Dates2–12 November
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil
1st FIFA title
10th world title
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place France
Fourth place Portugal
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored286 (8.94 per match)
Attendance179,800 (5,619 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Madjer (21 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Madjer
Fair play award France
2005
2007

The winners of the tournament were hosts Brazil, who won their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title and their tenth world title overall.

Major changes to formatEdit

After the 2005 World Cup, beach soccer continued to grow and spread worldwide at a fast rate. Therefore, FIFA established the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers, to try to allow more nations to play in the World Cup, as well as getting more national teams involved in the sport. FIFA also increased the number of participating teams in the World Cup from 12 to a record-high 16 teams. This also meant that nations would no longer be invited to play in the World Cup but would have to qualify.

With the establishment of the qualifying rounds, FIFA decided to standardise each World Cup, meaning that from this World Cup onwards, each confederation would have the same number of teams participating in each World Cup and that the 16 teams would be split up into four groups of four teams, with the top two teams moving on to the quarter finals.

Qualifying roundsEdit

African zoneEdit

African nations were allocated 2 berths at the World Cup. The championship took place between September 28 and September 30, 2006. Cameroon and Nigeria were the two finalists, meaning they both qualified for the World Cup. Cameroon defeated Nigeria in the final to win the title.

Asian zoneEdit

Asian nations were allocated 3 berths at the World Cup. The championship took place between May 22 and May 26, 2006. Bahrain and Japan were the two finalists, meaning they both qualified for the World Cup. Bahrain defeated Japan in the final to win the title. Iran and China were knocked out in the semi finals and played each other in the third place play off. Iran beat China to claim the third berth at the World Cup.

European zoneEdit

European nations were allocated 5 berths at the World Cup. Instead of having a specific tournament for World Cup qualification, qualification was achieved through the 2006 Euro Beach Soccer League which took place earlier in the year. The nations who made it to the second stage of the Superfinal qualified to the World Cup being Spain, Portugal, Poland and Italy. To decide who would claim the fifth berth, the defeated nations in the competition came back to play in a straight knockout tournament, with the winner progressing to the World Cup. The nation which won the tournament was France who beat Switzerland in the final.

North, Central American and Caribbean zoneEdit

North, Central American and Caribbean nations were allocated 2 berths at the World Cup. The championship took place between September 13 and September 17, 2006. The United States and Canada were the two finalists, meaning they both qualified for the World Cup. The United States defeated Canada in the final to win the title.

Oceanian zoneEdit

Oceanian nations were allocated 1 berth at the World Cup. The championship took place between August 31 and September 3, 2006. The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu were the two finalists. The Solomon Islands defeated Vanuatu in the final to win the title and qualify for the World Cup.

South American zoneEdit

South American nations were allocated 3 berths at the World Cup. The championship took place between March 5 and March 12, 2006. Brazil and Uruguay were the two finalists, meaning they both qualified for the World Cup. Brazil defeated Uruguay in the final to win the title. Argentina and Venezuela were knocked out in the semi finals and played each other in the third place play off. Argentina beat Venezuela to claim the third berth at the World Cup.

TeamsEdit

These are the teams that qualified for the World Cup:

VenueEdit

As with the previous FIFA editions of the World Cup held in Rio, the tournament once again took place at the Copacabana Beach Soccer Arena.

Rio de Janeiro
2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Brazil)
Copacabana Beach Soccer Arena
22°58′S 43°10′W / 22.967°S 43.167°W / -22.967; -43.167 (Stade du Prado)
Capacity: 10,000
 

Group stageEdit

The 16 teams present at the finals in Brazil were split into 4 groups of 4 teams. Each team played the other 3 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.

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

Group AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 29 10 19 9
  Japan 3 1 0 2 15 22 –7 3
  Poland 3 1 0 2 12 18 –6 3
  United States 3 1 0 2 14 20 –6 3
  • Note: Japan, Poland and the USA were involved in a three-way tie. Therefore, their match results against Brazil were ignored. Each team won one game against another side, so this couldn't break the tie. The next criterion is goal difference. Japan had the best goal difference from its two matches against Poland and USA, and thus were ranked the top of the tie-breaker, taking the group runners-up position.
  United States4 – 8  Japan
Xexeo   10'
Farberoff   17'
Morales   30'
Chimienti   35'
Report   2',   16',   25' Yoshii
  10' Kuroki
  19',   35' Kawaharazuka
  27' Maruo
Attendance: 6 000
Referee:   Vincenzo Cascone



  Brazil9 – 2  Poland
Benjamin   2'
Betinho   10', 14'
Buru   12', 31'
Junior Negão   12', 35'
André   16', 34'
Report   19' Żuk
  36' Saganowski
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Christian Hauben



  Brazil10 – 2  Japan
Buru   2',   16',   18',   27'
Junior Negão   9',   20'
Bruno   9',   11',   12'
Bueno   26'
Report   5' Shiokawa
  32' Uehara
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Jose Luis Da Rosa



  Poland2 – 4  United States
Saganowski   5'
Żuk   27'
Report   4' Chimienti
  17' Tanguinod
  19' Astorga
  29' Chimienti
Attendance: 6 000
Referee:   Carlos Ferreira



  Brazil10 – 6  United States
Junior Negão   2',   21'
Benjamin   4',   5',   6'
Bruno   10',   12'   15'
Buru   24'
Betinho   25'
Report   10',   12',   24' Xexeo
  11',   23' Astorga
  25' Taguinod
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Joao Almeida



  Poland8 – 5  Japan
Saganowski   1',   15',   22',   23',   26'
Ziober   15'
Bartczak   24'
Polakowski   32'
Report   2',   29',   36' Kawaharazuka
  15' Kuroki
  19' Toma
Attendance: 2 000
Referee:   Jose Luis Da Rosa



Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 21 8 13 9
  Canada 3 1 1 1 11 14 –3 5
  Spain 3 1 0 2 10 12 –2 3
  Iran 3 0 0 3 10 18 –8 0
  Canada6 – 6 (a.e.t)  Iran
Diaz   4'
Sibiya   8',   15',   27',   33'
Yamada   36'
Report   1',   16',   35' Ahmadzadeh
  14' Oostovari
  16' Dara
  23' Abdollahi
Penalties
Sibiya   1 – 0   Ahmadzadeh
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Joao Almeida



  Spain4 – 7  France
Amarelle   6',   8',   34'
Alfonso   34'
Report   17' François
  20' Libbra
  23',   27',   27' Samoun
  25' Edouard
  29' Basquaise
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Jose Luis Da Rosa



  France8 – 1  Canada
Castro   6'
Basquaise   19',   20',   29'
Perez   21',   31'
François   33'
Sciortino   35'
Report   26' Lemire
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Renato De Carlos



  Iran1 – 6  Spain
Razaeipoor   8' Report   5' Alfonso
  14' Johnny
  18',   36' Nico
  27',   29' Amarelle
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Alberto Moreira



  France6 – 3  Iran
Castro   2'
Sciortino   10'
Samoun   12'
Libbra   23'
Basquaise   31',   31'
Report   18' Hashempour
  28' Ahmadzadeh
  20' Dara
Attendance: 4 000
Referee:   Joao Alberto Duarte



  Spain0 – 4  Canada
  Report   12',   34' Selaidopoulos
  16' Sibiya
  36' Yamada
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Ivo De Moraes



Group CEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Portugal 3 3 0 0 29 9 20 9
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 17 13 4 3
  Solomon Islands 3 1 0 2 12 26 –14 3
  Cameroon 3 0 1 2 8 18 –10 2
  Portugal5 – 4  Uruguay
Alan   2',   7'
Madjer   11',   34'
Hernâni   34'
Report   5' Coco
  9' Cabrera
  10' Olivera
  18' Pampero
Attendance: 3 000
Referee:   Joao Alberto Duarte



  Solomon Islands5 – 2  Cameroon
Naka   5',   18',   31',   35'
Omokirio   8'
Report   32' Ngiladjoe
  33' Eyoum
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Joao Almeida



  Uruguay10 – 5  Solomon Islands
Coco   4'
Aguirre   12',   22'
Fabian   13'
Pampero   14',   25'
Damian   21'
Matias   28'
Parrillo   30'
Seba   32'
Report   16',   31' Koto
  20' Rogy
  29' Naka
  36' Omokirio
Attendance: 4 000
Referee:   Antonio Buaiz



  Cameroon3 – 10  Portugal
Tamen   9',   26',   28' Report   2',   3',   3',   13',   18',   29' Madjer
  17' Alan
  19',   35' Marinho
  34' Gustavo
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Juan Rodriguez



  Cameroon3 – 3 (a.e.t)  Uruguay
Ngiladjoe   9'
Bithe   18',   32'
Report   15',   30' Pampero
  27' Miguel
Penalties
Eyoum  
Nyamsi  
1 – 0   Pampero
  Fabian
Attendance: 1 300
Referee:   Vincenzo Cascone



  Solomon Islands2 – 14  Portugal
Anisua   20'
Luwi   23'
Report   2',   8',   13',   14' Madjer
  4' Marinho
  9',   18' Alan
  17' Jorge
  23',   35' Gustavo
  25' Hernâni
  27',   31' Belchior
  36' Loja
Attendance: 800
Referee:   Alberto Moreira



Group DEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 10 6 4 9
  Bahrain 3 1 1 1 10 9 1 5
  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 13 13 0 3
  Italy 3 0 0 3 6 11 –5 0
  Argentina5 – 4  Nigeria
S. Hilaire   6',   27'
F. Hilaire   9'
Minici   15',   34'
Report   3' Agu
  10',   19' Onigbo
  18' Usman
Attendance: 3 000
Referee:   Antonio Buaiz



  Italy2 – 4  Bahrain
Pasquali   23',   35' Report   5',   32' Salem
  5' Hassan
  28' Alnisuf
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Renato De Carlos



  Nigeria4 – 3  Italy
Ibenegbu   14'
Olawale   29',   35'
Onigbo   36'
Report   11' El Hafez
  16',   17' Pasquali
Attendance: 5 000
Referee:   Joao Alberto Duarte



  Bahrain1 – 2  Argentina
Ebrahim   7' Report   12' E. Hilaire
  26' F. Hilaire
Attendance: 6 000
Referee:   Christian Hauben



  Bahrain5 – 5 (a.e.t)  Nigeria
Salem   16',   33'
Ebrahim   22'
Omar   30',   3'
Report   2' Olawale
  14' Ibenegbu
  28' Okemmiri
  36' Agu
  36' Okpara
Penalties
Salem  
Hassan  
Ebrahim  
Almughawi  
4 – 3   Agu
  Olawale
  Onigbo
  Usman
Attendance: 800
Referee:   Michele Conti



  Italy1 – 3  Argentina
Palmacci   28' Report   1',   24' Andrade
  26' S. Hilaire
Attendance: 1 400
Referee:   Antonio Buaiz

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
9 November 2006
 
 
  France3
 
11 November 2006
 
  Japan2
 
  France (pen.)2 (0)
 
9 November 2006
 
  Uruguay2 (1)
 
  Argentina1
 
12 November 2006
 
  Uruguay2
 
  Uruguay1
 
9 November 2006
 
  Brazil4
 
  Brazil12
 
11 November 2006
 
  Canada1
 
  Brazil7
 
9 November 2006
 
  Portugal4 Third place
 
  Portugal6
 
12 November 2006
 
  Bahrain2
 
  France6
 
 
  Portugal4
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

  Brazil12 – 1  Canada
Júnior Negrão   4',   21',   36'
Benjamin   14',   25',   34'
Bueno   22',   23'
Bruno   24',   24'
Betinho   25',   28'
Report   34' Sibiya
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Pedro Infantes



  Portugal6 – 2  Bahrain
Alan   6'
Madjer   13',   27',   28'
Gustavo   22'
Belchior   31'
Report   18' Omar
  29' Salem
Attendance: 6 000
Referee:   Ivo De Moraes



  Uruguay2 – 1  Argentina
Ricar   36'
Miguel   36'
Report   28' S. Hilaire
Attendance: 4 500
Referee:   Joao Alberto Duarte



  France3 – 2  Japan
Samoun   14'
Basquaise   16'
Edouard   31'
Report   36' Toma
  36' Kuroki
Attendance: 6 000
Referee:   Carlos Ferreira



Semi-finalsEdit

  Brazil7 – 4  Portugal
Sidney   6',   19',   29'
Bueno   9'
Bruno   13',   27'
Betinho   18'
Report   1',   6',   10' Madjer
  7' Alan
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Christian Hauben



  Uruguay2 – 2
(a.e.t)
(1 – 0 Pens)
  France
Fabian   3',   34' Report   20' Perez
  35' Samoun
Penalties
Ricar   1 – 0   Edouard
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Pendro Infantes



Third place play offEdit

  Portugal4 – 6  France
Alan   1'
Madjer   11',   14',   30'
Report   1',   19' Cardoso
  7' Ottavy
  25' Samoun
  28' Castro
  30' François
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Antonio Buaiz



FinalEdit

  Brazil4 – 1  Uruguay
Buru   11'
Benjamin   17'
Duda   26'
Sidney   34'
Report   14' Ricar
Attendance: 10 000
Referee:   Christian Hauben

WinnersEdit

2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Champions
 
Brazil

First title
10th world title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Madjer   Benjamin   Bruno
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Madjer   Benjamin   Bruno
21 goals 12 goals 10 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  France

Top scorersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1   Brazil
2   Uruguay
3   France
4   Portugal
5   Argentina
6   Bahrain
7   Canada
8   Japan
9   Nigeria
10   Spain
11   Poland
12   United States
13   Solomon Islands
14   Cameroon
15   Italy
16   Iran

External linksEdit