2008 South American Beach Soccer Championship

The 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONMEBOL qualifier, also later and commonly known as the 2008 South American Beach Soccer Championship, was the second Beach Soccer World Cup qualification championship for South America, held from April 23–27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONMEBOL qualifier
2008 South American Beach Soccer Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
Dates23 April - 27 April 2008
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored118 (9.08 per match)
2007
2009

The qualifiers were not coordinated by CONMEBOL at the time. The event was organised by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), under the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifier title.[1][2] CONMEBOL began recognising the tournaments in 2013, under the title South American Beach Soccer Championship, also acknowledging the 2006–11 events as historic editions of the championship.[3] CONMEBOL eventually began organising the qualifiers in 2017, under a new title.

Brazil won the championship for a second consecutive time, with Argentina finishing second and Uruguay winning the third place play of to finish third. The three nations moved on to play in the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Marseille, France, from July 17–27.[4]

Participating nationsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  Argentina 9 3 3 0 0 26 10 16
  Venezuela 6 3 2 0 1 13 11 2
  Chile 3 3 1 0 2 17 16 1
  Peru 0 3 0 0 3 10 23 -13


  Chile8 – 5  Peru


  Argentina2 – 1  Venezuela


  Venezuela5 – 4  Chile


  Peru0 – 8  Argentina


  Venezuela7 – 5  Peru


  Argentina6 – 5  Chile


Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  Brazil 6 2 2 0 0 14 7 7
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 1 8 12 -4
  Paraguay 0 2 0 0 2 8 11 -3


  Brazil8 – 3  Uruguay


  Brazil6 – 4  Paraguay


  Uruguay5 – 4  Paraguay


Knockout stageEdit

  Semi-finals     Final
                 
  B1   Brazil 8  
  A2   Venezuela 3    
      SF1   Brazil 6
      SF2   Argentina 1
  A1   Argentina 5    
  B2   Uruguay 3   3rd/4th Place match
 
SF1   Venezuela 1
  SF2   Uruguay 5


Semi-FinalsEdit

  Brazil8 – 3  Venezuela


  Argentina5 – 3  Uruguay


Third Place Play OffEdit

  Venezuela1 – 5  Uruguay


FinalEdit

  Brazil6 – 1  Argentina


WinnersEdit

 (2008) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (CONMEBOL) Winners: 
 
Brazil
Second title

AwardsEdit

Best Player
  André
Top Scorer
  Ezequiel Hilaire
7 goals
Best Goalkeeper
  Diego

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Brazil
2   Argentina
3   Uruguay
4   Venezuela
5   Chile
6   Paraguay
7   Peru

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaich, Rémi (11 January 2016). BSWW competitions / National teams. Barcelona: Beach Soccer Worldwide. p. 15.
  2. ^ "FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 - Qualifier (Conmebol)". Beach Soccer Worldwide. Archived from the original on 2017-08-22.
  3. ^ "Sudamericano de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2008".