2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the third edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Overall, this was the 13th edition of a world cup in beach soccer since the establishment of the Beach Soccer World Championships which ran from 1995 to 2004 but was not governed by FIFA. It took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2–11 November 2007.

2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Copa do Mundo de Futebol de Areia da FIFA Rio de Janeiro 2007
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The official logo
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Dates2–11 November
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil
2nd FIFA title
11th world title
Runners-up Mexico
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored261 (8.16 per match)
Attendance157,300 (4,916 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Buru (10 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Buru
Fair play award Brazil
2006
2008

The winners of the tournament were hosts Brazil, who won their second consecutive FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title and their eleventh title overall.

Qualifying roundsEdit

African zoneEdit

The qualifiers to determine the two Africa nations who would play in the World Cup took place in Durban, South Africa for the second year running between July 3 and July 8. Eight nations took part in the competition, an increase on the six teams that participated in the 2006 Championship, which eventually saw Nigeria claim their first title, qualifying for the second successive World Cup and which saw Senegal finish in second place, qualifying for the first time.

Asian zoneEdit

The Asian qualifiers took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the second time, between August 14 and August 18. The hosts, the United Arab Emirates qualified for the first time after beating Japan in the final of the championship, 4–3. Iran beat Bahrain in the third place play off to claim the third berth at the World Cup for the second year in a row.

European zoneEdit

For the second year running, European nations qualified through being successful in the 2007 Euro Beach Soccer League. The nations who made it to the second stage of the Superfinal qualified to the World Cup being Portugal, France, Russia and Spain. 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 Italy who beat Switzerland in the final.

North, Central American, Caribbean and South American zoneEdit

Due to the lack of interest from South American nations in the World Cup, CONMEBOL paired up with CONCACAF to hold the second joint Beach Soccer Championship, following 2005. Seven nations took part in the championship, three from South America and four from North America which took place between August 9 and August 12 in Acapulco, Mexico. The tournament saw the United States claim victory, after beating Uruguay 4–3 in the final. Argentina beat Mexico in the third place play off. Therefore, all four national teams mentioned qualified for the World Cup.

Oceanian zoneEdit

The qualifiers to decide the one nation from Oceania that would be competing in the World Cup took place in Auckland, New Zealand, between August 31 and September 3. Despite Vanuatu dominating in the group stage, they lost in the final to the Solomon Islands, who claimed their second title and qualification for a second year in a row.

HostsEdit

Brazil qualified automatically as the hosts.

TeamsEdit

These are the teams that qualified to the World Cup:

PlayersEdit

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VenueEdit

As with the two 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
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 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 2 1 0 19 8 +11 8
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 12 11 +1 5
  Russia 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3 3
  Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 7 22 –15 0
Russia  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Shkarin   32'
Shaykov   34'
Report Villalobos   14'
Gonzales   27'
Penalties
Bolabanov  
Shakmelyan  
1–2   Villalobos
  Rosales
Attendance: 8,000
Referee:   Erick Chavarria



Brazil  11–2  Solomon Islands
Buru   2', 31'
Júnior Negrão   6', 36'
Daniel   13', 29'
Bruno   15', 27'
Sidney   23', 23'
Duda   36'
Report Mela   23'
Naka   27'
Attendance: 9,500
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz



Mexico  4–6  Brazil
Plata   4'
Gonzales   9'
Villalobos   12'
Cati   19'
Report Buru   9', 20'
Andre   11'
Negao   24'
Bruno   24'
Benjamin   34'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Stephan Faessler



Solomon Islands  2–5  Russia
Hale   18'
Anisua   27'
Report Leonov   1', 19', 30'
Shishin   2'
Shakmelyan   24'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Ali Sharifat



Brazil  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Russia
Andre   19'
Sidney   33'
Report Shishin   30', 31'
Penalties
Negao  
Benjamin  
Daniel  
Sidney  
Mao  
Betinho  
Bruno  
5–4   Bolabanov
  Pavlikov
  Gorchinskiy
  Gordonov
  Shishin
  Bukhlitskiy
  Shkmelyan
Attendance: 7,000
Referee:   Istvan Maszaros



Solomon Islands  3–6  Mexico
Naka   4', 22', 34' Report   9', 17' Rosales
  14', 29' Plata
  27' Villalobos
  35' Pozos
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Sergejus Slyva

Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 0 1 16 11 +5 6
  Portugal 3 0 2 1 11 12 –1 4
  Iran 3 1 0 2 14 14 0 3
  United States 3 1 0 2 16 20 –4 3
Portugal  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Iran
Alan   4', 14', 21' Report Naderi   10'
Mesigar   19'
Dara   30'
Penalties
Belchior   1–0   Ghorbanpour
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Ivo De Moraes



United States  4–8  Spain
Xexeo   12'
Ibsen   17'
Albuquerque   26'
Chimienti   27'
Report Nico   2', 31'
Rumbo   14'
Alvarez   23', 31'
Amarelle   24', 33', 34'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Juan Rodriguez



Spain  4–2  Portugal
Amarelle   14'
J.Torres   19'
Alvarez   22'
Nico   36'
Report Bilro   23'
Madjer   30'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee:   Favio Polito



Iran  6–7  United States
Aligoli   17'
Ahmadzadeh   18', 18'
Davoudi   28'
Ghorbanpour   31'
Mesigar   35'
Report Nolz   8', 22'
Chimienti   10', 31'
Morales   20'
Astroga   23'
Ibsen   34'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee:   George Postma



Spain  4–5  Iran
C.Torres   5'
Beiro   14'
J.Torres   14', 34'
Report Mesigar   6'
Ghorbanpour   8', 34'
Aligoli   9'
Ahmadzadeh   20'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Mohamed Morsi



United States  5–6 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Astorga   17', 21'
Nolz   26'
Chimienti   30'
Albuquerque   35'
Report Madjer   2', 35'
Bilro   8', 39'
Alan   14', 18'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Sylvain Palhies

Group CEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Senegal 3 2 1 0 15 8 +7 8
  Uruguay 3 1 1 1 8 9 –1 5
  Italy 3 1 0 2 13 12 +1 3
  Japan 3 0 0 3 6 13 –7 0
Uruguay  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Ricaar   23', 23'
Matias   37'
Report Pasquali   6'
Palamacci   16'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee:   Pedro Infantes



Japan  1–4  Senegal
Yamauchi   34' Report Dieng   5'
Koukpaki   6', 22'
Mbengue   29'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Waleed Al Ali



Italy  6–3  Japan
Palmacci   5'
Maiorano   10'
Pasquali   24', 25', 27'
Leghissa   26'
Report Tabata   7'
Yamauchi   13', 22'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Hernan Fernandez



Senegal  5–2  Uruguay
Diallo   2'
Koukpaki   8', 29', 31'
Sylla   15'
Report Parrillo   6'
Ricar   8'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Franklin Quesada



Senegal  6–5 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Kbengue   2', 19'
Koukpaki   8', 39'
Mbengue   9'
Thioune   35'
Report Palmacci   1'
Pasquali   8', 9'
Maiorano   13'
Feudi   15'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee:   Alberto Moreira



Japan  2–3  Uruguay
Yamauchi   5'
Arakaki   17'
Report Parrillo   1'
Ricar   33'
Pampero   35'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   George Postma

Group DEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 1 2 0 14 12 +2 7
  France 3 1 1 1 11 10 +1 5
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 9 9 0 3
  United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 13 16 –3 0
Nigeria  5–3  Argentina
Ibrahim   4'
Uhunmwangho   12'
Onigbo   15'
Okemmiri   16', 21'
Report Casado   8'
S. Hilaire   22'
Andrade   23'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee:   Istvan Maszaros



United Arab Emirates  5–6  France
Bashir   5', 23', 26'
Sadeqi   20'
Aljesmi   35'
Report Basquaise   4', 9'
Samoun   9', 18', 22', 36'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Renato De Carlos



Argentina  4–2  United Arab Emirates
F. Hilaire   2', 27'
Minici   15'
Casado   21'
Report Mesaabi   5'
Sadeqi   22'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz



France  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Castro   13'
François   36'
Basquaise   36'
Report Okpara   11', 20'
Usman   33'
Penalties
François  
Pérez  
Samoun  
2–3   Onigbo
  Uhunmwangho
  Olawale
Attendance: 1,300
Referee:   Alberto Moreira



France  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Basquaise   3'
François   6'
Report E. Hilaire   18'
Minici   26'
Penalties
Castro  
Pérez  
François  
2–1   Minici
  Lopez
  Casado
Attendance: 5,000
Referee:   Erick Chavarria



United Arab Emirates  6–6 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Alabadla   9', 10', 23'
Albloushi   12'
Karim   22'
Bashir   35'
Report Okpara   4'
Okemmiri   4'
Olawale   5', 7', 15'
Usman   31'
Penalties
Bashir   0–1   Olawale
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Ivo De Moraes

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 November 2007
 
 
  Spain4
 
10 November 2007
 
  Mexico5
 
  Mexico5
 
8 November 2007
 
  Uruguay2
 
  Nigeria1
 
11 November 2007
 
  Uruguay3
 
  Mexico2
 
8 November 2007
 
  Brazil8
 
  Brazil10
 
10 November 2007
 
  Portugal7
 
  Brazil6
 
8 November 2007
 
  France2 Third place
 
  Senegal3
 
11 November 2007
 
  France6
 
  Uruguay (p)2 (1)
 
 
  France2 (0)
 

Quarter finalsEdit

Spain  4–5  Mexico
Alvarez   14'
Beiro   14'
C.Torres   16'
Adam   32'
Report Villalobos   16', 34'
Gonzales   18'
Plata   26'
Salazar   32'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Stephan Faessler



Brazil  10–7  Portugal
Sidney   2', 4'
Andre   11', 27'
Buru   12', 34', 36'
Daniel   13', 30'
Bruno   16'
Report Madjer   1', 13', 27', 28', 34'
Alan   3'
Hernani   5'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Sergejus Slyva



Senegal  3–6  France
Thiaw   13'
Dieng   14'
Mbengue   27'
Report Pérez   1'
Ottavy   3'
Ruggeri   17'
François   27', 33'
Tanagro   30'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee:   Juan Rodriguez



Nigeria  1–3  Uruguay
Ibrahim   36' Report Matias   29'
Ricar   34'
Parrillo   36'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Fabio Polito

Semi-finalsEdit

Mexico  5–2  Uruguay
Plata   1', 20', 32', 35'
Villalobos   36'
Report Ricar   4', 24'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Sergejus Slyva



Brazil  6–2  France
Buru   1', 2'
Bruno   9', 16'
Betinho   33', 34'
Report Pérez   1'
Basquaise   35'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Istvan Maszaros

Third place matchEdit

Uruguay  2–2 (a.e.t.)  France
Pampero   6', 30' Report Basquaise   1', 10'
Penalties
Ricar   1–0   Pérez
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Fabio Polito

FinalEdit

Mexico  2–8  Brazil
Villalobos   14'
Plata   36'
Report Andre   9', 28'
Bruno   11', 16'
Benjamin   14'
Buru   19'
Betinho   22'
Negao   36'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz

WinnersEdit

2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Champions
 
Brazil

Second title
11th world title

AwardsEdit

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Buru   Madjer   Morgan Plata
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Buru   Morgan Plata   Bruno
10 goals 9 goals 8 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Brazil

Top scorersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1   Brazil
2   Mexico
3   Uruguay
4   France
5   Senegal
6   Nigeria
7   Spain
8   Portugal
9   Russia
10   Italy
11   Iran
12   Argentina
13   United States
14   United Arab Emirates
15   Japan
16   Solomon Islands

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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