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The 2010 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) was an annual European competition in beach soccer. The competitions allows national teams to compete in beach soccer in a league format over the summer months. Each season ends with a superfinal, deciding the competition winner.

2010 Euro Beach Soccer League
Tournament details
Teams19 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (4th title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Russia
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played53
Goals scored506 (9.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Switzerland Dejan Stankovic
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Madjer
2009
2011

There were seven teams participating in two divisions in each Stage that faced each other in a round-robin system, with the exception of Stage 4. The top five teams of Division A (including the individual Stage winners) plus the host team Portugal played in the Superfinal in Vila Real de Santo António (Portugal) from August 26–29. The individual Stage winners in Division B plus the worst team in Division A played in the Promotional Final to try to earn promotion to Division A.[5]

TeamsEdit

2010 Euro Beach Soccer League Divisions
DIVISION A DIVISION B
  France   Romania   Azerbaijan   Germany   Netherlands
  Italy   Russia   Belarus   Greece   Norway
  Poland   Spain   Czech Republic   Hungary   Turkey
  Portugal    Switzerland   England   Israel

Stage 1 Moscow, Russia – May 28–30[1]Edit

Participating nationsEdit

Final standings Division AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 20 8 +12 9
  Italy 3 1 1 1 18 17 +1 5
  Romania 3 1 0 2 18 23 −5 3
  Poland 3 0 0 3 14 22 −8 0
clinched Superfinal Berth

Final standings Division BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Israel 2 2 0 0 15 8 +7 6
  Germany 2 1 0 1 10 11 −1 3
  Greece 2 0 0 2 10 16 −6 0
clinched Promotional Final Berth

Schedule & resultsEdit

Greece  5 – 9  Israel
Italy  7 – 6 (a.e.t.)  Poland
Romania  3 – 9  Russia

Germany  3 – 6  Israel
Italy  8 – 7  Romania
Russia  7 – 2  Poland

Greece  5 – 7  Germany
Poland  6 – 8  Romania
Russia  4 – 3  Italy

Individual awardsEdit

MVP: Roberto Pasquali (  Italy)
Top Scorer: Roberto Pasquali (  Italy) & Saganowsky (  Poland) — 8 goals
FAIR PLAY award: (  Russia)
Best goalkeeper: Bukhlitskiy (  Russia)

Stage 2 Marseille, France – June 25–27[2]Edit

Participating nationsEdit

Final standings Division AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 18 10 +8 8
  Poland 3 1 1 1 10 13 −3 5
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 13 13 0 3
  France 3 0 0 3 9 14 −5 0
clinched Superfinal Berth

Final standings Division BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Hungary 2 1 1 0 13 7 +6 5
  England 2 1 0 1 5 6 −1 3
  Belarus 2 0 0 2 6 11 −5 0
clinched Promotional Final Berth

Schedule & resultsEdit

Belarus  5 – 8 (a.e.t.)  Hungary
Portugal  3 – 6  Spain
Poland  3 – 2  France

Hungary  5 – 2  England
Portugal  4 – 4 (a.e.t.)
(0 – 1 p.)
  Poland
France  4 – 5 (a.e.t.)  Spain

Belarus  1 – 3  England
Spain  7 – 3  Poland
France  3 – 6  Portugal

Stage 3 Lignano, Italy – July 2–4[3]Edit

Participating nationsEdit

Standings Division AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 17 11 +6 9
  Portugal 3 2 0 1 19 13 +6 6
  Italy 3 1 0 2 12 15 −3 3
  France 3 0 0 3 9 18 −9 0
clinched Superfinal Berth

Standings Division BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 12 8 +4 6
  Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 9 9 0 3
  Netherlands 2 0 0 2 8 12 −4 0
clinched Promotional Final Berth

Schedule & resultsEdit

Azerbaijan  5 – 4  Czech Republic
Switzerland   5 – 1  France
Italy  2 – 6  Portugal

Netherlands  4 – 5  Czech Republic
Portugal  8 – 5  France
Italy  5 – 6   Switzerland

Azerbaijan  7 – 4  Netherlands
Portugal  5 – 6   Switzerland
France  3 – 5  Italy

Individual awardsEdit

MVP: Pasquale Carotenuto (  Italy)
Top Scorer: Dejan Stankovic (   Switzerland) — 7 goals
FAIR PLAY award: Michele Leghissa (  Italy)
Best goalkeeper: Paulo Graça (  Portugal)

Stage 4 Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands – July 22–25Edit

Participating nationsEdit

Standings Division AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 17 14 +3 6
  Russia 3 2 0 1 21 11 +10 6
  Romania 3 1 0 2 12 22 −10 3
  Spain 3 0 1 2 16 19 −3 2
clinched previous Superfinal Berth clinched Superfinal Berth

Schedule & resultsEdit

Russia  4 – 6   Switzerland

Russia  11 – 1  Romania
Spain  6 – 6 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 p.)
   Switzerland

Switzerland   5 – 4  Romania
Russia  6 – 4  Spain

Spain  6 – 7  Romania

Division B (Bibione, Italy) – 16–17 JulyEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Turkey 2 1 0 1 11 9 +2 3
  Norway 2 1 0 1 9 11 –2 3
  Andorra Withdrew
clinched Promotional Final Berth

The games were played on 16 and 17 July 2010 in Bibione, Italy. Turkey won and qualified for the Promotional Final.

Andorra were originally supposed to compete in stage 4 as part of a regular three-team Division B event,[4] but withdrew. In order to ensure the remaining participants (Turkey and Norway) still played two matches as organised, despite Andorra's absence, BSWW simply changed the fixture schedule to have Turkey and Norway play each other twice.

Since both teams were competing in Bibione as part of the 2011 World Cup qualifiers, BSWW staged the games there rather than unnecessarily having the squads travel to the Hague (as was originally planned) merely a week later.

Turkey  7 – 4  Norway

Norway  5 – 4  Turkey

Cumulative standingsEdit

clinched Superfinal Berth clinched Promotional Final Berth

EBSL Superfinal and Promotional Final - Lisbon, Portugal – August 26–29[5]Edit

Superfinal and Promotional Final DivisionsEdit

The Divisions for the Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal are determined. The teams from Division A will compete for the title while the teams from Division B will compete for a spot in next year's Division A round.

2010 Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal Divisions
DIVISION A
(Superfinal)
DIVISION B
(Promotional Final)
GROUP A GROUP B GROUP A GROUP B
  Russia    Switzerland   France   Israel
  Portugal   Spain   Hungary   Azerbaijan
  Romania   Italy   England*   Turkey

England will replace the Czech Republic due to several 'impediments' that caused them to withdraw.[6]

Division A (Superfinal)Edit

Group A standingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Portugal 2 2 0 0 10 3 +7 6
  Russia 2 1 0 1 8 8 0 3
  Romania 2 0 0 2 5 12 −7 0
clinched Superfinal Group

Group B standingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Italy 2 2 0 0 14 11 +3 6
   Switzerland 2 1 0 1 12 11 +1 3
  Spain 2 0 0 2 8 12 −4 0
clinched Superfinal Group

Schedule & resultsEdit

Round-robinEdit

Russia  6 – 4  Romania
Switzerland   6 – 8  Italy

Spain  5 – 6  Italy
Portugal  6 – 1  Romania

Switzerland   6 – 3  Spain
Russia  2 – 4  Portugal

Fifth-place matchEdit

Romania  1 – 7  Spain

Third-place matchEdit

Russia  7 – 3   Switzerland

Championship Final matchEdit

Portugal  3 – 2  Italy

Final Division A standingEdit

Rank Team
1   Portugal (Fourth EBSL Championship)
2   Italy
3   Russia
4    Switzerland
5   Spain
6   Romania

Division B (promotional final)Edit

Group A standingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  France 2 2 0 0 17 6 +11 6
  Hungary 2 1 0 1 7 10 −3 3
  England 2 0 0 2 7 15 −8 0
clinched Promotional Final Group

Group B standingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA +/- Pts
  Turkey 2 1 1 0 8 7 +1 5
  Israel 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3
  Azerbaijan 2 0 0 2 5 8 −3 0
clinched Promotional Final Group

Schedule & resultsEdit

Round-robinEdit

Israel  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 3 p.)
  Turkey
France  10 – 4  England

Azerbaijan  4 – 5  Turkey
Hungary  5 – 3  England

Israel  3 – 1  Azerbaijan
France  7 – 2  Hungary

Fifth-place matchEdit

England  2 – 4  Azerbaijan

Third-place matchEdit

Hungary  4 – 8  Israel

Promotional final matchEdit

France  3 – 4  Turkey

Final Division B standingEdit

Rank Team
1   Turkey (promoted to EBSL Division A next year)
2   France (relegated from EBSL Division A)
3   Israel
4   Hungary
5   Azerbaijan
6   England

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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