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The 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the sixth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Previous editions before 2005 were not governed by FIFA and were held under the title Beach Soccer World Championships. Overall this was the 16th edition of the World Cup since its establishment in 1995. It took place at the Stadio del Mare (Stadium of the Sea),[1] a temporary stadium at the Marina di Ravenna[2] in Ravenna, Italy,[3] the third tournament to take place outside Brazil, which started on September 1 and ended on September 11, 2011.[4] However this was the first tournament to take place under the new two year basis; now the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup takes place once every two years.[5] The tournament was confirmed in March 2010.[6] Brazil were the defending champions, after winning their fourth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title in 2009. The tournament was won by Russia, winning their first title in their first final after beating Brazil.

2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Campionato mondiale di beach soccer 2011
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Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
CityRavenna
Dates1–11 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Portugal
Fourth place El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored269 (8.41 per match)
Attendance119,370 (3,730 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil André
(14 goals)
Best player(s)Russia Ilya Leonov
Best goalkeeperRussia Andrey Bukhlitskiy
Fair play award Nigeria
2009
2013

Contents

Qualifying roundsEdit

African ZoneEdit

The African qualifiers took place between June 15 and June 19, 2011, in Casablanca, Morocco, for the first time. The competition took place between nine teams, the same number of teams who competed in the previous championship. Not surprisingly, Senegal and Nigeria were the eventual qualifying nations, after beating Egypt and surprise semi-finalists Madagascar respectively to reach the final. Senegal were the winners of the competition, beating Nigeria 7-4 in the final.

Asian ZoneEdit

The Asian qualifiers took place in Muscat, Oman, for the first time, between February 27 and March 4, 2011. Beach Soccer Worldwide and FIFA decided on holding the tournament there, due to the success of the 2010 Asian Beach Games, also held there. A record eleven teams participated, an increase on the previous record of seven teams in 2009.[7] Japan clinched their second successive championship title, after beating hosts Oman in the final who will play at the World Cup for the first time. Iran won the third-place play off against the United Arab Emirates to qualify for their fourth World Cup appearance, whilst the United Arab Emirates have failed to qualify to the World Cup, after hosting the competition in 2009.

European ZoneEdit

The European qualifiers took place in Bibione, Italy from 11–18 July 2010, with 27 teams participating for four European berths.[8] The surprising winners of the qualifiers, Ukraine, qualified along with runners-up Portugal, third-place Russia and fourth-place Switzerland. Only the semi-finalists qualified to the World Cup, meaning that Spain, who won the qualifiers in 2008, have failed to make the finals in Ravenna, meaning that this World Cup will be the first time Spain have not competed in twelve World Cups, since 1997. 2005 World Cup winners France have also failed to qualify, making it two World Cups in a row France have failed to qualify for.

North, Central American and Caribbean ZoneEdit

The CONCACAF qualifiers were played between 8 nations, an increase from last year's 6, for the first time, between 1–5 December 2010, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for the third year in a row, seeing Jamaica return after four years and newcomers Guatemala joining the tournament.[9] However, inevitably, the qualifiers were fought out between the strongest four nations in CONCACAF: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States, who met in the semi-finals of the tournament, clearly dominating as a 'big four' force. However, only the finalists could qualify for the World Cup, which led to two dramatic semi-final games which saw both matches go to penalty shootouts. In the end, it was El Salvador and Mexico who qualified, after tense 3-3 and 1-1 draws against Costa Rica and the United States respectively. The qualifying nations eventually went through on penalties, 2-1 and 1-0 respectively, meaning that El Salvador qualify for the World Cup consecutively after putting out Costa Rica, who qualified last year, whilst Mexico qualify after a two-year absence from the World Cup, meaning the United States have now failed to qualify since 2007. Mexico were favourites from CONCACAF in Ravenna after beating El Salvador in the final of the qualifiers. The United States finished third after beating Costa Rica in the third place play off.[10]

Oceanian ZoneEdit

The OFC qualifiers took place from 23–26 February 2011[11] in Papeete, Tahiti, the place where the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be held. This was the third time the island hosted the qualifiers following 2006 and 2009, but the first in Papeete, as it had been held in Moorea previously.[12] Once again, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti competed however Vanuatu were forced to withdraw due to being stranded at their airport because of a cyclone that had passed through the area. Despite the Solomon Islands looking the dominant team, winning both their games in the group stage, they lost to hosts Tahiti in the final, meaning for the first time since the qualifiers began in 2006, the Solomon Islands will not be competing in the World Cup.

South American ZoneEdit

The CONMEBOL qualifiers were originally scheduled to take place from 7–14 May 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However the tournament was rescheduled and took place from 31 July to 7 August. For the fourth consecutive tournament, Brazil won the championship, after beating Argentina in the final, 6-2. Since both these nations reached the final, this also means that they both qualify for the fourth year in a row. The surprise of the tournament saw Uruguay crash out at the group stage of the tournament, meaning for the first time since the World Cup's inception in 1995, Uruguay will not be competing, leaving Brazil as the sole nation to have competed in every World Cup to date. With Uruguay's absence from the knockout stage, this allowed Venezuela to claim victory over surprise semi-finalists Colombia, to qualify for their third World Cup, after their last appearance in 2001.

HostsEdit

Italy qualified automatically as the hosts, although they still competed in the European qualifiers, being knocked out in the round of 16.[13]

TeamsEdit

These are the teams that have qualified for the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup:

VenueEdit

Only one venue was used in the city of Ravenna during the World Cup which has been called the Stadio del Mare or the Stadium of the Sea, in English. The Stadium was built as a temporary structure, primarily built to host the World Cup however the stadium also hosted the third stage of the 2011 Euro Beach Soccer League, to promote beach soccer in the area before the start of the World Cup.[1]

Ravenna
2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Italy)
Stadio del Mare[1]
44°25′N 12°12′E / 44.417°N 12.200°E / 44.417; 12.200 (Stadio del Mare)
Capacity: 5,500[14]

RefereesEdit

FIFA have chosen 25 officials to referee the matches at the World Cup. From the 25 referees, at least one referee represents each confederation; four from the AFC, three from CAF, five from CONMEBOL, three from CONCACAF, one from the OFC and eight from UEFA, with all 25 officials being from different countries. The referees were revealed in August, 2011.[15]

AFC CAF CONCACAF CONMEBOL OFC UEFA
  Suhaimi Mat Hassan
  Tasuku Onodera
  Suwat Wongsuwan
  Ebrahim Almansory
  Said Hachim
  David Adolphe
  Jelili Ogunmuyiwa
  Oscar Velasquez
  Miguel Lopez
  Oscar Arosemena
  Juan Rodriguez
  Ivo De Moraes
  Rene De La Rosa
  Jose Cortez
  Javier Bentancor
  Hugo Pado   Istvan Meszaros
  Roberto Pungitore
  Michael Medina
  Tomasz Winiarczyk
  Alexander Berezkin
  Ruben Eiriz
  Christian Zimmermann
  Serdar Akcer

Final drawEdit

The draw to divide the 16 teams in four groups of four was conducted on 5 July 2011 in Rome, Italy, which was conducted by FIFA Beach Soccer Committee members Joan Cuscó and Jaime Yarza. 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Christian Karembeu and beach soccer legend, Ramiro Figueiras Amarelle assisted the draw.[16]

Pot 1 (Hosts & Europe Top 3) Pot 2 (Asia & Oceania) Pot 3 (Africa & North America) Pot 4 (South America & 4th European nation)
  Italy
  Ukraine
  Portugal
  Russia
  Japan
  Oman
  Iran
  Tahiti
  Senegal
  Nigeria
  Mexico
  El Salvador
  Brazil
  Argentina
  Venezuela
   Switzerland

The sixteen teams were placed into four pots of four teams. One team from each pot was placed into each respective group A, B, C and D, with the hosts being chosen first to play in group A.[17]

SquadsEdit

As with previous tournaments, each nations' squad consists of a total of 12 players; only these players were eligible to play in the World Cup. On 25 August 2011, the squad lists for the 16 teams were announced, consisting of a total of 192 players who will be participating in the World Cup.[18] Brazil have the oldest squad, with an average age of 31, whilst Nigeria have the youngest squad with an average age of 22.

Group stageEdit

The group stage commenced on September 1 and concluded on September 6, with Argentina against Oman being the opening match of the competition.

All kickoff times are listed as local time in Ravenna (UTC+2).[19]

Legend
Teams that advanced to the quarter finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W WE L GF GA +/- Pts
  Italy 3 1 2 0 13 12 +1 7
  Senegal 3 1 1 1 17 15 +2 5
   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 16 15 +1 3
  Iran 3 0 0 3 13 17 −4 0
Switzerland   8–8 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
D. Stankovic   7',   20',   22'
M. Jaeggy   18',   33'
N. Sylla   25' (o.g.),   28' (o.g.)
S. Leu   33'
Report   3',   4',   22' P. Koukpaki
  6' N. Mbaye
  11',   24' N. Sylla
  14' L. Diagne
  20' I. Bakhoum
Penalties
D. Stankovic   0–1   P. Koukpaki
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,500
Referee:   Juan Rodriguez

Italy  6–6 (a.e.t.)  Iran
G. Soria   8' (pen.),   29'
M. Marrucci   20'
G. Gori   20'}
F. Corosiniti   27'
F. Palma   29'
Report   6' (pen.) M. Hassani
  13' A. Naderi
  16',   28' H. Abdollahi
  22',   36' F. Boulokbashi
Penalties
S. Feudi  
G. Soria  
F. Palma  
G. Gori  
P. Palmacci  
5–4   M. Mohktari
  A. Naderi
  F. Boulokbashi
  M. Ahmadzadeh
  M. Mesigar
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,000
Referee:   Javier Bentancor

Iran  4–6   Switzerland
M. Mokhtari   9',   21'
M. Ahmadzadeh   29'
H. Abdollahi   36'
Report   4' V. Jaeggy
  9' S. Spaccarotella
  9' M. Jaeggy
  10' M. Rodrigues
  11' A. Schirinzi
  36' S. Leu
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 3,650
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz

Senegal  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Italy
N. Mbaye   27',   34'
P. Koukpaki   36',   36'
Report   1' S. Feudi
  8',   36',   36' P. Palmacci
Penalties
P. Koukpaki  
B. Fall  
N. Mbaye  
2–3   S. Feudi
  G. Soria
  F. Palma
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Jelili Ogunmuyiwa

Iran  3–5  Senegal
M. Hassani   16'
M. Mesigar   19'
F. Boulokbashi   31'
Report   1',   4' N. Mbaye
  9',   36' B. Fall
  24' C. Ba
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 3,500
Referee:   Miguel Lopez

Italy  3–2   Switzerland
G. Soria   24'
F. Corosiniti   27',   36'
Report   9' S. Leu
  36' D. Stankovic
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Istvan Meszaros

Group BEdit

Team Pld W WE L GF GA +/- Pts
  Portugal 3 3 0 0 24 5 +19 9
  El Salvador 3 2 0 1 10 17 −7 6
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 10 −4 3
  Oman 3 0 0 3 7 15 −8 0
Argentina  3–1  Oman
J. Vivas   17'
G. Spinelli   21'
S. Larreta   27'
Report Al-Sinani   1'
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz

El Salvador  2–11  Portugal
A. Ruiz   17'
F. Velásquez   28'
Report   1',   2',   5' Madjer
  1',   32' N. Belchior
  15',   27' R. Coimbra
  17',   17' Alan
  22' Lucio
  24' B. Novo
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Tasuku Onodera

Portugal  5–0  Argentina
Madjer   4',   17',   24',   34'
N. Belchior   23'
Report
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,500
Referee:   Alexander Berezkin

Oman  3–4  El Salvador
Al-Sinani   12'34'
Al-Dhabit   34'
Report   16' E. Ramírez
  25' T. Hernández
  26' (o.g.) N. Al Mukhaini
  36' A. Ruiz
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,500
Referee:   Said Hachim

Portugal  8–3  Oman
Madjer   3',   33'
P. Graça   9'
Lucio   12',   34'
Y. Al Araimi   18' (o.g.)
Duarte   22' (pen.)
N. Belchior   27'
Report Al-Qassmi   24'
Al-Mukhaini   28'
Al-Rajhi   31'
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,130
Referee:   Jose Cortez

El Salvador  4–3  Argentina
F. Velásquez   19'
A. Ruiz   24'
J. Membreño   32'
W. Torres   36'
Report   19' L. Franceschini
  19',   36' J. Levi
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,330
Referee:   Jelili Ogunmuyiwa

Group CEdit

Team Pld W WE L GF GA +/- Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 20 7 +13 9
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 13 12 +1 6
  Tahiti 3 1 0 2 6 11 −5 3
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 8 17 −9 0
Nigeria  4–8  Russia
I. Olawale   5'
V. Tale   24'
M. Najare   24'
O. Okemmiri   25'
Report   3',   19' E. Eremeev
  5' Y. Gorchinskiy
  7',   12' E. Shaykov
  23' A. Makarov
  24' I. Leonov
  36' A. Shkarin
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Jose Cortez

Tahiti  5–2  Venezuela
T. Zaveroni   7',   20'
N. Bennett   16'
M. Amau   18'
T. Labaste   33'
Report   7' E. Quintero
  22' C. Longa
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,500
Referee:   Istvan Meszaros

Venezuela  3–5  Nigeria
E. Quintero   5'
N. Nwosu   19' (o.g.)
K. Camargo   27'
Report   9',   11' I. Olawale
  24',   27' V. Tale
  36' N. Nwosu
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 3,750
Referee:   Oscar Arosemena

Russia  5–0  Tahiti
E. Shaykov   17'
E. Eremeev   28'
Y. Krasheninnikov   28'
I. Leonov   30'
A. Makarov   34'
Report
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Suwat Wongsuwan

Venezuela  3–7  Russia
M. Monsalve   11'
F. Landaeta   22'
G. Cardone   36'
Report   16',   21',   22' D. Shishin
  17' A. Shkarin
  28' I. Leonov
  31',   35' Y. Krasheninnikov
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 2,150
Referee:   Ebrahim Almansory

Tahiti  1–4  Nigeria
T. Zaveroni   16' Report   14',   20' V. Tale
  20' (pen.) M. Najare
  31' O. Okemmiri
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 1,740
Referee:   Ivo De Moraes

Group DEdit

Team Pld W WE L GF GA +/- Pts
  Brazil 3 2 1 0 11 7 +4 8
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 6 8 −2 5
  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 8 6 +2 3
  Japan 3 0 0 3 6 10 −4 0
Japan  2–3  Mexico
S. Yamauchi   12'
S. Suzuki   31'
Report   22' (pen.) A. Rodriguez
  24' J. Cervantes
  30' R. Villalobos
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Tomasz Winiarczyk

Brazil  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine
Benjamin   5'
Sidney   16',   27'
Report   16' I. Borsuk
  17' O. Zborovskyi
  24' O. Korniychuk
Penalties
André  
Bruno  
2–1   I. Borsuk
  O. Korniychuk
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,000
Referee:   Oscar Arosemena

Ukraine  4–2  Japan
R. Pachev   1'
S. Bozhenko   19'
O. Zborovskyi   20'
O. Mozgovyy   33'
Report   21' H. Oda
  30' M. Komaki
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 2,870
Referee:   Ebrahim Almansory

Mexico  2–5  Brazil
M. Plata   3',   24' (pen.) Report   5' Benjamin
  10' Betinho
  17' (pen.) André
  21' Buru
  24' Jorginho
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,230
Referee:   Alexander Berezkin

Ukraine  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
A. Butko   6' Report   33' F. Cati
Penalties
I. Borsuk  
A. Yevdokymov  
0–1   R. Villalobos
  A. Rodriguez
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Tomasz Winiarczyk

Brazil  3–2  Japan
André   12',   27'
Benjamin   25'
Report   5' S. Yamauchi
  19' (pen.) M. Komaki
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,500
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 September 2011
 
 
  Italy5
 
10 September 2011
 
  El Salvador (a.e.t.)6
 
  El Salvador3
 
8 September 2011
 
  Russia7
 
  Russia5
 
11 September 2011
 
  Mexico3
 
  Russia12
 
8 September 2011
 
  Brazil8
 
  Brazil (a.e.t.)10
 
10 September 2011
 
  Nigeria8
 
  Brazil4
 
8 September 2011
 
  Portugal1 Third place
 
  Portugal (pen.)4 (3)
 
11 September 2011
 
  Senegal4 (2)
 
  El Salvador2
 
 
  Portugal3
 

Quarter finalsEdit

Russia  5–3  Mexico
I. Leonov   2'
E. Shaykov   14'
Y. Krasheninnikov   16'
Y. Gorchinskiy   23'
E. Eremeev   27'
Report   10' A. Barbosa
  30' R. Villalobos
  32' M. Plata
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,500
Referee:   Istvan Meszaros

Portugal  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
Madjer   5'
N. Belchior   5'
B. Torres   10'
J. Santos   23'
Report   5' P. Koukpaki
  13' (pen.),   13' N. Sylla
  36' (pen.) L. Diagne
Penalties
B. Torres  
N. Belchior  
Madjer  
3–2   P. Koukpaki
  B. Fall
  C. Ba
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Tasuku Onodera

Italy  5–6 (a.e.t.)  El Salvador
P. Palmacci   4',   18',   31' (pen.),   34'
F. Palma   15'
Report   12',   18',   33',   38' F. Velasquez
  22' A. Ruiz
  24' T. Hernandez
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Jose Cortez

Brazil  10–8 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
André   10',   11',   12',   30',   37'
Anderson   16'
Buru   24'
Jorginho   33'
Benjamin   34'
Bruno   37'
Report   10' M. Najare
  13',   16',   18',   36' B. Ibenegbu
  15',   35' J. Okwuosa
  36' V. Tale
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 4,320
Referee:   Alexander Berezkin

Semi finalsEdit

El Salvador  3–7  Russia
A. Ruiz   7'
F. Velásquez   17',   20'
Report   5' D. Shishin
  5' I. Leonov
  9',   19' E. Shaykov
  10' A. Makarov
  22' E. Eremeev
  35' Y. Gorchinskiy
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,200
Referee:   Jelili Ogunmuyiwa

Brazil  4–1  Portugal
Betinho   14'
Sidney   16',   29'
Bruno   33'
Report   5' Alan
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Ruben Eiriz

Third place play offEdit

El Salvador  2–3  Portugal
W. Alvarado   2'
F. Velasquez   19'
Report   6',   25' Madjer
  15' (pen.) N. Belchior
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Said Hachim

FinalEdit

Russia  12–8  Brazil
E. Shaykov   2',   6'
I. Leonov   8',   25'
E. Eremeev   13',   19'
A. Makarov   15',   20'
Betinho   21' (o.g.)
D. Shishin   21',   31',   32'
Report   8' (pen.),   11',   30',   33',   34',   35' André
  17' Betinho
  22' Sidney
Stadio del Mare, Marina di Ravenna
Attendance: 5,500
Referee:   Jose Cortez

WinnersEdit

 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Winners 
 
Russia
First (1st overall) title

AwardsEdit

adidas
Golden Ball
adidas
Silver Ball
adidas
Bronze Ball
  Ilya Leonov   André   Frank Velasquez
adidas
Golden Scorer
adidas
Silver Scorer
adidas
Bronze Scorer
  André   Madjer   Frank Velasquez
14 goals 12 goals 9 goals
adidas Golden Glove
  Andrey Bukhlitskiy
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Nigeria

Top scorersEdit

For a full list of all the goal scorers, see 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup goal scorers

14 goals

12 goals

9 goals

  •   Frank Velasquez

8 goals

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

DisciplineEdit

For a full list of all discipline statistics, see 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup disciplinary record

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1   Russia
2   Brazil
3   Portugal
4   El Salvador
5   Italy
6   Nigeria
7   Senegal
8   Mexico
9   Ukraine
10    Switzerland
11   Argentina
12   Tahiti
13   Iran
14   Japan
15   Oman
16   Venezuela

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