2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the seventh edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Overall, this was the 17th edition of a world cup in beach soccer since the establishment of the Beach Soccer World Championships which ran from 1995–2004 but was not governed by FIFA. It took place from 18–28 September 2013 at Tahua To'ata Stadium (Stade Tahua To'ata) in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia and was the fourth tournament to have taken place outside Brazil. This was the second tournament to take place since the establishment of a longer two-year cycle of tournaments.[1] This was also the first FIFA tournament held in a Pacific country other than New Zealand, and the first senior FIFA tournament took place in the region.

2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Coupe du monde de football de plage 2013
2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryTahiti
CityPapeete
Dates18–28 September
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Russia (2nd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Tahiti
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored243 (7.59 per match)
Attendance109,650 (3,427 per match)
Top scorer(s)Russia Dmitry Shishin
(11 goals)
Best player(s)Brazil Bruno Xavier
Best goalkeeperSpain Dona
Fair play award Russia
2011
2015

The tournament was confirmed in March 2010.[2] Russia successfully defended their title.

Qualifying roundsEdit

HostsEdit

Tahiti qualified automatically as hosts.

African ZoneEdit

The CAF qualifiers took place from 22–26 May 2013 in El Jadida, Morocco[3] to determine the two teams for the finals. The qualifiers were originally scheduled for 10–14 April, and then 29 May-2 June 2013 in Casablanca. Senegal and Ivory Coast qualified for the two available spots.

Asian ZoneEdit

The AFC qualifiers took place from 22–26 January 2013 at a temporary stadium and adjacent pitch on Katara Beach in Doha, Qatar, to determine the three teams to qualify for the finals.[4] Iran, Japan and the United Arab Emirates took the three spots.

European ZoneEdit

The UEFA qualifiers took place in Moscow, Russia on 1–8 July 2012. Spain, Russia, Ukraine and the Netherlands grabbed the four available spots.[5]

North, Central American and Caribbean ZoneEdit

The CONCACAF qualifiers took place from 8–12 May 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas to determine the two spots available. The United States, and El Salvador claimed the two spots.

Oceanian ZoneEdit

The OFC qualifiers took place from 30 August to 2 September 2013 on the grounds of the University of New Caledonia in Nouméa, New Caledonia to determine the second OFC team to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Tahiti having already qualified as hosts).[6] They were originally to have taken place from 4–9 August 2013 in the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup's host city of Papeete, Tahiti.[7] Due to difficulties with the dimensions of the pitch that was to be used for the qualifiers, and Tahiti's declined not to participate in the tournament, it was decided that the tournament should be moved to reduce costs. It was originally scheduled for 12–14 June.

South American ZoneEdit

The CONMEBOL qualifiers took place from 10–17 February 2013 at a temporary stadium in Merlo, a town in the San Luis Province of Argentina, to determine the three spots available.[7] Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay claimed the three spots.

TeamsEdit

The allocation of slots for this competition was approved by the FIFA Executive Committee in May 2012.[8]

These are the teams that qualified for the World Cup:

VenueEdit

All matches were played at the Tahua To'ata Stadium in Papeete.

Papeete
Tahua To'ata Stadium
Capacity: 4,000
2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Tahiti)

Match ballEdit

All matches were played using the new Adidas Cafusa match ball; this version was slightly-modified from the match ball used at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.[9]

Official songEdit

Tu'e Popo' by Sabrina was the official song of the tournament, and the video features the island rhythms of the host country and the city of Papeete.[citation needed]

RefereesEdit

FIFA chose 24 officials to referee the matches at the World Cup. From the 24 referees, at least one referee representing 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 24 officials being from different countries. The referees were revealed in July 2013.[10]

AFC CAF CONCACAF CONMEBOL OFC UEFA
  Suhaimi Mat Hassan
  Suwat Wongsuwan
  Ebrahim Almansory
  Bakhtiyor Namazov
  Said Hachim
  Driss Lamghaidar
  Bessem Boubaker
  Oscar Velásquez
  Miguel Aguilar
  Gumercindo Batista
  Mariano Romo
  Felipe Varejão
  Patricio Blanca
  José Cortéz
  Micke Palomino
  Hugo Pado   Emmanuel Vocale
  Gionni Matticoli
  Michael Medina
  Tomasz Winiarczyk
  Alexander Berezkin
  Ruben Eiriz
  Christian Zimmermann
  Serdar Akçer

DrawEdit

The final draw was held on 5 June 2013 at 19:30 (local time) at the Maison de la Culture (Te Fare Tauhiti Nui) in Papeete, Tahiti.[11][12] The hosts, Tahiti, and the defending champions, Russia, were assigned to positions A1 and D1 prior to the draw. Teams from the same confederation could not be drawn against each other at the group stage.

Pot 1 (Hosts & CONMEBOL) Pot 2 (CAF & CONCACAF) Pot 3 (AFC & OFC) Pot 4 (UEFA)
  Tahiti (assigned to A1)
  Argentina
  Brazil
  Paraguay
  Ivory Coast
  Senegal
  El Salvador
  United States
  Iran
  Japan
  United Arab Emirates
  Solomon Islands*
  Netherlands
  Russia (assigned to D1)
  Spain
  Ukraine

Note: At the time the draw was conducted, the OFC qualifier was not yet known.

SquadsEdit

Teams must name a 12-man squad (two of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. The squads were announced by FIFA on 11 September 2013.[13][14]

Group stageEdit

Each team earns three points for a win, two points for a win in extra time or a penalty shoot-out, and no points for a defeat.

Tie-breaking criteria

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[15]

  1. greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. greatest goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. greatest number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. greatest goal difference in all group matches;
  5. greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.
Legend
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the quarter-finals

All times are local, UTC−10:00.[16]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 14 8 +6 9
  Tahiti 3 1 1 1 10 9 +1 5
  United States 3 1 0 2 13 14 −1 3
  United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 8 14 −6 0
Spain  5–4  United States
Antonio   10', 31'
Llorenç   19'
Juanma   32'
Nico   35'
Report Futagaki   7'
N. Perera   12'
Chimienti   15'
L. Valentine   32'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 1,950
Referee: Mariano Romo (Argentina)

Tahiti  3–2  United Arab Emirates
M. Amau   6'
T. Zaveroni   10'
R. Li Fung Kuee   14'
Report H. Ali   20'
H. Alkaabi   22'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Felipe Varejao (Brazil)

United Arab Emirates  2–5  Spain
H. Alkaabi   3'
H. Alhammidi   26'
Report Antonio   17'
R. Merida   28', 36'
Llorenç   34'
Cintas   36'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Hugo Pado (Solomon Islands)

United States  3–5 (a.e.t.)  Tahiti
A. Tchen   18' (o.g.)
Chimienti   32'
N. Perera   35'
Report R. Li Fung Kuee   3'
R. Bennett   4'
T. Labaste   23'
P. Tepa   39', 39'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Suwat Wongsuwan (Thailand)

United Arab Emirates  4–6  United States
H. Al-Hammadi   1', 27'
K. Al-Balooshi   8'
A. Hussain   31'
Report N. Perera   2', 17', 26'
A. Canale   8', 16'
J. Leopoldo   34'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Gumercindo Batista (Panama)

Tahiti  2–4  Spain
P. Tepa   24'
R. Li Fung Kuee   34'
Report R. Merida   4', 10'
Kuman   7'
D. Pajón   17'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Bakhtiyor Namazov (Uzbekistan)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 17 11 +6 6
  El Salvador 3 2 0 1 13 11 +2 6
  Solomon Islands 3 1 0 2 13 15 −2 3
  Netherlands 3 0 1 2 6 12 −6 2
Argentina  4–1  El Salvador
C. Leguizamón   4'
F. Hilaire   5'
M. de Ezeyza   13'
L. Medero   25'
Report E. Robles   18'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Alexander Berezkin (Russia)

Netherlands  0–2  Solomon Islands
Report J. Luwi   25'
N. Muri   34'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,600
Referee: Bessem Boubaker (Tunisia)

Solomon Islands  5–8  Argentina
A. Talo   12', 13', 31'
R. Laua   13'
J. Luwi   15'
Report J. Levi   1'
F. Hilaire   16', 28'
E. Hilaire   17'
L. Medero   25', 26', 31', 31'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Christian Zimmermann (Switzerland)

El Salvador  5–1  Netherlands
A. Ruiz   7', 33' (pen.)
F. Velásquez   7'
T. Hernández   22'
J. Batres   35'
Report M. van Gessel   7'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,300

Solomon Islands  6–7  El Salvador
M. Aisa   12'
N. Muri   17', 19', 24'
A. Talo   31' (pen.)
R. Laua   34'
Report A. Ruiz   6', 11', 14', 20', 33'
F. Velásquez   25'
E. Robles   30'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,700
Referee: Patricio Blanca (Chile)

Netherlands  5–5 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
F. van der Geest   19'
P. Ax   20', 28'
R. van Dieren   26'
C. van den Ouweland   36'
Report S. Hilaire   1'
J. Levi   1'
J. Vivas   4', 7', 24'
Penalties
M. van Gessel  
P. Ax  
R. van Dieren  
J. Klijbroek  
4–3   L. Medero
  C. Leguizamon
  L. Franceschini
  E. Hilaire
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Said Hachim (Madagascar)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 16 6 +10 9
  Iran 3 1 0 2 8 10 −2 3
  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 9 11 −2 3
  Senegal 3 1 0 2 11 17 −6 3
  • Note: Iran, Ukraine and Senegal are ranked by their head-to-head results.
Senegal  5–4  Ukraine
B. Fall   15', 16', 27', 35'
P. Koukpaki   22'
Report V. Sydorenko   2'
O. Zborovskyi   3', 26'
R. Pachev   24'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,350
Referee: José Cortéz (Ecuador)

Brazil  4–1  Iran
Bruno Xavier   2', 15', 31'
Bueno   16'
Report A. Akbari   9'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ruben Eiriz (Spain)

Iran  5–3  Senegal
M. Ahmadzadeh   2', 3', 21'
A. Akbari   16'
F. Boulokbashi   30'
Report N. Sylla   16', 28'
P. Hosseini   16' (o.g.)
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,250
Referee: Tomasz Winiarczyk (Poland)

Ukraine  2–4  Brazil
O. Zborovskyi   22'
V. Hladechenko   27'
Report Bruno Xavier   5', 33'
Bueno   8'
Daniel   35'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Ebrahim Almansory (United Arab Emirates)

Iran  2–3  Ukraine
M. Ahmadzadeh   3'
P. Hosseini   33'
Report A. Borsuk   3'
O. Korniychuk   22'
I. Borsuk   30'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,700

Brazil  8–3  Senegal
Daniel   2'
Bruno Xavier   5', 11', 30'
Bruno   6'
André   25', 26'
Jorginho   37'
Report P. Koukpaki   10'
B. Fall   17', 28'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Suwat Wongsuwan (Thailand)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 3 2 1 0 13 6 +7 8
  Japan 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 5
  Paraguay 3 1 0 2 14 13 +1 3
  Ivory Coast 3 0 0 3 11 19 −8 0
Paraguay  10–6  Ivory Coast
J. Lopez   9', 28', 31'
P. Moran   14', 28'
G. Benitez   19' (pen.)
L. Pereira   20', 33'
O. Zayas   23'
E. Barreto   36'
Report D. Kouassitchi   3', 11', 15', 31'
M. Sakanoko   7'
E. Tchetche   22'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Bakhtiyor Namazov (Uzbekistan)

Russia  4–1  Japan
D. Shishin   13', 14'
Y. Krasheninnikov   31'
A. Peremitin   31'
Report T. Tabata   28'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Said Hachim (Madagascar)

Japan  3–1  Paraguay
H. Oda   2'
O. Moreira   8'
T. Tabata   14'
Report P. Moran   26'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Oscar Velasquez (El Salvador)

Ivory Coast  2–5  Russia
D. Kouassitchi   27'
M. Sakanoko   30'
Report A. Makarov   12', 28'
E. Shaykov   15'
D. Shishin   20', 31'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Miguel Aguilar (Mexico)

Japan  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
S. Yamauchi   3'
O. Moreira   19', 38'
N. Matsuo   39' (pen.)
Report D. Kouassitchi   1', 38' (pen.)
M. Sakanoko   18'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Patricio Blanca (Chile)

Russia  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Paraguay
A. Peremitin   1'
A. Makarov   13'
D. Shishin   16', 37'
Report S. Amarilla   21'
P. Morán   28', 36' (pen.)
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Christian Zimmermann (Switzerland)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 September 2013
 
 
  Spain2
 
27 September 2013
 
  El Salvador1
 
  Spain (a.e.t.)2
 
25 September 2013
 
  Brazil1
 
  Brazil4
 
28 September 2013
 
  Japan3
 
  Spain1
 
25 September 2013
 
  Russia5
 
  Russia6
 
27 September 2013
 
  Iran5
 
  Russia5
 
25 September 2013
 
  Tahiti3 Third place
 
  Argentina1
 
28 September 2013
 
  Tahiti6
 
  Brazil (p)7 (1)
 
 
  Tahiti7 (0)
 

Quarter finalsEdit

Brazil  4–3  Japan
Eudin   8'
Datinha   10'
Daniel   29'
Bueno   31'
Report H. Oda   6'
O. Moreira   20' (pen.)
Bueno   30' (o.g.)
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,000

Argentina  1–6  Tahiti
E. Hilaire   16' (pen.) Report H. Taiarui   9', 27'
N. Bennett   25'
R. Bennett   28'
R. Li Fung Kuee   29'
H. Tavanae   36'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Eiriz Ruben (Spain)

Spain  2–1  El Salvador
Llorenç   7'
Antonio   34'
Report W. Torres   24' (pen.)
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Patricio Blanca (Chile)

Russia  6–5  Iran
E. Eremeev   10', 31'
Y. Krasheninnikov   19'
A. Peremitin   22'
K. Romanov   26'
D. Shishin   34'
Report M. Mesigar   6', 25'
F. Boloukbashi   10', 22'
M. Ahmadzadeh   33'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: Hugo Pado (Solomon Islands)

Semi-finalsEdit

Russia  5–3  Tahiti
D. Shishin   9', 17', 35'
A. Makarov   33', 35'
Report P. Tepa   13'
A. Makarov   17' (o.g.)
N. Bennett   26'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Patricio Blanca (Chile)

Spain  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Juanma   21'
Nico   37'
Report Bruno Xavier   5'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Said Hachim (Madagascar)

Third place play-offEdit

Brazil  7–7 (a.e.t.)  Tahiti
Bruno Xavier   7'
Daniel   12'
André   12'
Eudin   14', 19'
Jorginho   24'
Bruno   38'
Report R. Li Fung Kuee   1', 24'
M. Amau   12'
H. Taiarui   21', 35'
N. Bennett   33', 39'
Penalties
Jorginho   1–0   Li Fung Kuee
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Gionni Matticoli (Italy)

FinalEdit

Spain  1–5  Russia
Llorenç   24' Report A. Shkarin   13'
K. Romanov   15'
Y. Krasheninnikov   18', 31'
D. Shishin   36'
Tahua To'ata Stadium, Papeete
Attendance: 4,200

WinnersEdit

 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Champions 
 
Russia
Second title

AwardsEdit

adidas
Golden Ball
adidas
Silver Ball
adidas
Bronze Ball
adidas
Golden Scorer
adidas
Silver Scorer
adidas
Bronze Scorer
  Agustín Ruiz
11 goals 10 goals 7 goals
adidas Golden Glove
  Francisco Jesus Donaire (Dona)
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Russia

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Goals
1   Dmitry Shishin 11
2   Bruno Xavier 10
3   Agustin Ruiz 7
4   Daniel Kouassitchi 6
  Babacar Fall
  Raimana Li Fung Kuee
7   Lucas Medero 5
  Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
  Pedro Moran
  Aleksey Makarov
  Nicolas Perera

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1   Russia
2   Spain
3   Brazil
4   Tahiti
5   Argentina
6   El Salvador
7   Japan
8   Iran
9   Paraguay
10   United States
11   Solomon Islands
12   Ukraine
13   Senegal
14   Netherlands
15   United Arab Emirates
16   Ivory Coast

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External linksEdit