2007 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship

The 2007 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer championship also known as the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL a beach soccer championship for nations of the Americas, held in August 2007, in Acapulco, Mexico, to determine the best countries' national teams in the region and hence which nations would progress to the World Cup later that year.

2007 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship
2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (CONCACAF and CONMEBOL)
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates9–12 August 2007
Teams7 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored98 (8.17 per match)

The United States won the championship, beating Uruguay in the final, whilst Argentina beat Mexico in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively. These nations moved on to play in the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 2 - November 11.[1]

The two groups were originally staged as two separate championships for each of the confederations; the winners of those groups were deemed to of won their respective confederation titles. Concluding the event were a set of friendly matches between the respective winners, runners-up etc. of each championship, to unofficially rank the teams collectively from 1st through 6th place.

However, since 2010, CONCACAF who organised the event has retrospectively amended history to now refer to the event as one single joint championship between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF nations. Following the group stage, the concluding friendly matches are now deemed to have been the final stage of the tournament, officially determining final placements and podium finishes of the combined nations of both confederations in one set of final standings.

Participating nationsEdit

North, Central American and Caribbean zone:

South American zone:

Note: Brazil did not play in the championship as they qualified to the 2007 World Cup as hosts.

Group stageEdit

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL were split up into two separate groups, before playing each other in the play off stage.

CONCACAF Group (North, Central American and Caribbean zone)Edit

Team Pld W L GF GA GD Pts Notes
  United States 3 3 0 19 12 +7 9 Qualified to the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
  Mexico 3 2 1 13 10 +3 6
  Costa Rica 3 1 2 8 11 -3 3
  El Salvador 3 0 3 12 19 -7 0
United States  9–5  El Salvador
Acapulco



Mexico  3–1  Costa Rica
Acapulco



United States  5–3  Costa Rica
Acapulco



Mexico  6–4  El Salvador
Acapulco



Costa Rica  4–3  El Salvador
Acapulco



United States  5–4  Mexico
Acapulco

CONMEBOL Group (South America)Edit

Team Pld W L GF GA GD Pts Notes
  Uruguay 2 2 0 8 3 +5 6 Qualified to the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
  Argentina 2 1 1 7 5 +2 3
  Venezuela 2 0 2 1 8 -7 0
Argentina  4–1  Venezuela
Acapulco



Uruguay  4–0  Venezuela
Acapulco



Uruguay  4–3  Argentina
Acapulco

Play off stageEdit

Fifth place play offEdit

Venezuela  7–5 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Acapulco

Third place play offEdit

Argentina  6–5  Mexico
Acapulco

FinalEdit

United States  4–3  Uruguay
Acapulco

WinnersEdit

 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification
Winners: 
 
United States
Second title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   United States
2   Uruguay
3   Argentina
4   Mexico
5   Venezuela
6   Costa Rica
7   El Salvador

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 CONCACAF/CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Tournament". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2011-11-07.