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The 2010 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship was a continental beach soccer tournament, which took place between December 1 and December 5, 2010, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for the third time in a row. Organizers had hoped to extend the number of teams participating from six to eight after seeing newcomers Bahamas compete in the previous competition, and this indeed materialized with Jamaica returning after four years and Guatemala joining the tournament. This meant that the competition took place between two groups of four in a round-robin format, with the top two teams in each group qualifying to the knockout stage.[1]

2010 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification (CONCACAF)
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Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates1–5 December 2010
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (2nd title)
Runners-up El Salvador
Third place United States
Fourth place Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored126 (7.88 per match)
Top scorer(s)El Salvador Frank
(Francisco Velasquez)
(13 goals)
Best player(s)El Salvador Frank
(Francisco Velasquez)
2009
2013

Only the two finalists would be the nations to progress to play in the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup the following year, these nations being hosts Mexico, and El Salvador, seeing last years qualifying nation Costa Rica, lose out on a spot at the world cup.[2] All matches took place at Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras in Puerto Vallarta.[3]

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Participating teamsEdit

 
Alternate logo for the tournament

Eight teams entered the tournament, the highest ever amount, with Guatemala being newcomers. Jamaica returned to the tournament after a four-year absence.

North American Zone:

Central American Zone:

Caribbean Zone:

Group stageEdit

The draw to determine the groupings and schedule for the eight teams was held in Puerto Vallarta on November 24, 2010.[4] For the draw, Mexico and the United States drew the top seeds in each group based on their current Beach Soccer Worldwide CONCACAF rankings, with Mexico being placed in Group A and the United States being placed in Group B. The remaining six teams were drawn from three pots (A, B and C), again based on their Beach Soccer Worldwide CONCACAF ranking from 2007 to 2009.

All match times are correct to that of local time in Puerto Vallarta time, being Central Standard Time, (UTC -6).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  El Salvador 3 2 1 0 19 14 +5 8
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 9 6 +3 6
  Canada 3 1 0 2 8 12 -4 3
  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 13 17 -4 0
clinched semifinal berth
El Salvador  6 – 3  Canada
Agustin   2'
Frank   11',   31',   35'
Walter   19',   31'
Report Johnstone   11',   23',   28'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Joan Llompart


Jamaica  2 – 3  Mexico
A. Reid   10'
Wilson   15'
Report Rosales   12'
Torres   32'
Plata   35'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Nelson Bonilla

El Salvador  10 – 8  Jamaica
Agustin   1',   19',   34'
Hernández   8',   27'
Frank   9',   20',   27',   30'
Membreño   19'
Report R. Reid   1',   4',   6',   23',   31',   35'
Davis   27'
A. Reid   31'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Joan Llompart


Mexico  3 – 1  Canada
Barbosa   6'
Rosales   22'
López   24'
Report Xavier   21'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Felipe Varejao

Canada  4 – 3  Jamaica
Roy   2'
Hughes   13'
Dosanjh   14'
Xavier   36'
Report R. Reid   16',   24'
Simpson   32'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Nelson Bonilla


Mexico  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  El Salvador
Barbosa   12'
López   22'
Villalobos   29'
Report Frank   26',   30',   36'
Penalties
Barbosa   0 – 1   Walter
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Hernan Fernandez

Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 15 8 +7 8
  Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 13 7 +6 6
  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 11 16 -5 3
  Bahamas 3 0 0 3 10 18 -8 0
clinched semifinal berth
Costa Rica  5 – 2  Bahamas
Sánchez   3',   24'
Pacheco   3',   23'
Leon   12'
Report St. Fleur   17'
Christie   27'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Felipe Varejao


Guatemala  2 – 6  United States
Avila   5'
Suriano   17'
Report Futagaki   6'
Morales   11'
Ibsen   17'
Chimienti   19',   22',   29'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Elias Coelho

Costa Rica  5 – 2  Guatemala
Sánchez   17',   25',   27'
Leon   18'
Chavarría   28'
Report Garcia   17'
Avila   21'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Elias Coelho


United States  6 – 3  Bahamas
Chimienti   5',   27'
Gil   13',   14'
Morales   33'
Ibsen   35'
Report Beneby   13'
Hanna   21'
Jean   23'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Hernan Fernandez

Bahamas  5 – 7  Guatemala
Hepple   1',   6'
Jean   8',   27'
Beneby   23'
Report Avila   5',   7',   18'
Garcia   16'
Sáenz   17'
Polanco   24',   32'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Felipe Varejao


United States  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Gil   11'
Futagaki   19'
Xexeo   29'
Report Sánchez   25',   35'
Campos   36'
Penalties
Morales   1 – 0   Chavarría
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Joan Llompart

Knockout stageEdit

  Semi-finals     Final
                 
  A1   El Salvador 3(2)  
  B2   Costa Rica 3(1)    
      SF1   El Salvador 3
      SF2   Mexico 5
  B1   United States 1(0)    
  A2   Mexico 1(1)   3rd/4th Place match
 
SF1   Costa Rica 5
  SF2   United States 7

Semi-FinalsEdit

El Salvador  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Frank   10'
Agustin   12'
Hernández   23'
Report Sánchez   5'
Chavarría   6'
Adanis   14'
Penalties
Walter  
Agustin  
2 – 1   Sánchez
  Chavarría
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Hernan Fernandez


United States  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Gil   6' Report Plata   1'
Penalties
Morales   0 – 1   Torres
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Joan Llompart

Third PlaceEdit

Costa Rica  5 – 7  United States
Sánchez   1',   5',   34'
Calvo   28'
Chavarría   31'
Report Futagaki   13'
Albuquerque   15',   32'
Morales   20'
Ibsen   21'
Farberoff   27'
Chimienti   33'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Jose Cortez

FinalEdit

El Salvador  3 – 5  Mexico
Ramírez   3',   12'
Frank   17'
Report Barbosa   19',   20',   27',   29'
Rosales   34'
Unidad Deportiva Municipal Agustín Flores Contreras
Referee:   Óscar Arosemena

WinnersEdit

 (2011) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (CONCACAF) Winners: 
 
Mexico
Second title

AwardsEdit

Best Player (MVP)
  Frank (Francisco Velasquez)
Top Scorer
  Frank (Francisco Velasquez)
13 goals
Best Goalkeeper
  Miguel Estrada
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Canada

Teams QualifyingEdit

Team
1st Place   Mexico
2nd Place   El Salvador

Top scorersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Mexico
2   El Salvador
3   United States
4   Costa Rica
5   Canada
6   Guatemala
7   Jamaica
8   Bahamas

ReferencesEdit