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The 2015 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) is 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.

2015 Euro Beach Soccer League
Tournament details
Dates12 June – 23 August
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (5th title)
Runners-up Ukraine
Third place Russia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played62
Goals scored519 (8.37 per match)
Top scorer(s)Switzerland Dejan Stankovic (13)
Best player(s)Ukraine Igor Borsuk
Best goalkeeperPortugal Elinton Andrade
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This season, there were twelve teams each participating in two divisions in each stage that faced each other in a round-robin system. Division A consisted of 11 teams from last season's Division A, plus Hungary who were promoted. Division B consisted of 8 of the lower ranked teams and new entries to the competition. Each division has its own regulations and competition format.

Due to the beach soccer event at the 2015 European Games (24–28 June) and the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (9–19 July) scheduled to take place right in the middle of the typical EBSL season of June to August, BSWW were forced to organise a shorter season than usual, featuring an abnormally low amount of regular season stages of fixtures (two, rather than the customary three or four). Consequently, whereas each Division A nation would usually take part in two stages, this season they only took part in one.

Contents

CalendarEdit

Dates City Country Stage
12–14 June Moscow   Russia Stage 1
7–9 August Siófok   Hungary Stage 2
20–23 August Pärnu   Estonia Superfinal and Promotion Final

All times are CEST (UTC+02:00).

TeamsEdit

2015 Euro Beach Soccer League Divisions
DIVISION A DIVISION B
  Belarus   Hungary   Russia   Andorra   Moldova
  France   Italy   Spain   Azerbaijan   Norway
  Germany   Poland    Switzerland   Czech Republic   Romania
  Greece   Portugal   Ukraine   England   Turkey

Stage 1 (Moscow, 12–14 June)Edit

     Stage winners (Div. A)

Division AEdit

Schedule & ResultsEdit

Italy  4 – 2  Germany
Report
Belarus  2 – 1  France
Report
Greece  1 – 2  Portugal
Report
Poland  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Russia
Report
Penalties
6 – 5

Italy  2 – 0  Greece
Report
Belarus  4 – 5 (a.e.t.)  Poland
Report
Portugal  6 – 1  Germany
Report
Russia  4 – 1  France
Report

Germany  7 – 6  Greece
Report
France  3 – 1  Poland
Report
Portugal  5 – 6  Italy
Report
Russia  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Belarus
Report
Penalties
3 – 2

Stage 2 (Siófok, 7–9 August)Edit

     Stage winners (Div. A)
     Stage winners (Div. B)

Division AEdit

Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA +/- Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 1 0 0 23 12 +11 8
  Ukraine 3 1 1 0 1 17 15 +2 5
  Spain 3 1 0 0 2 15 20 –5 3
  Hungary 3 0 0 0 3 13 21 –8 0

Schedule & ResultsEdit

Spain  5 – 6 (a.e.t.)   Switzerland
Report
Ukraine  5 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Hungary
Report

Spain  4 – 9  Ukraine
Report
Switzerland   10 – 4  Hungary
Report

Switzerland   7 – 3  Ukraine
Report
Hungary  5 – 6  Spain
Report

Division BEdit

Schedule & ResultsEdit

Czech Republic  6 – 9  Norway
Report
England  5 – 3  Moldova
Report
Andorra  0 – 5  Turkey
Report
Romania  2 – 6  Azerbaijan
Report

Czech Republic  5 – 3  Andorra
Report
England  2 – 5  Romania
Report
Turkey  7 – 3  Norway
Report
Azerbaijan  4 – 0  Moldova
Report

Norway  4 – 0  Andorra
Report
Moldova  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Romania
Report
Penalties
2 – 3
Turkey  6 – 2  Czech Republic
Report
Azerbaijan  6 – 5 (a.e.t.)  England
Report

Cumulative standingsEdit

The eight best placed teams in Division A qualified for the Superfinal. The qualifiers for the Promotion Final were the eight best placed teams in Division B and the last placed team in Division A.

     Team advanced to Superfinal
     Team advanced to Promotional Final

Ranking & tie-breaking criteria: 1. Points earned 2. Highest stage placement 3. Goal difference 4. Goals scored.

Since Division A teams only participated in one stage this season, tie-breaking criteria was different than usual for the top tier. Instead of teams tied on points then ranked on goal difference, teams tied were then ranked based on who placed the highest in the group of the stage they played in[1] (as is usual in Division B). If the two teams both finished in the same position in their respective groups, only then was goal difference used.

Hence, of the five teams on three points, France finished highest having finished 2nd in stage one, Poland last having finished 4th in stage one. Meanwhile the other three all finished in 3rd place in their respective stage groups so were then ranked by goal difference.

Finals (Pärnu, 20–23 August)Edit

Promotional Final (Division B)Edit

TeamsEdit

clinched Promotional Final

Group 1 StandingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA +/- Pts
  Estonia 3 2 0 1 0 17 14 +3 7
  England 3 1 1 0 1 10 9 +1 5
  Hungary 3 1 0 0 2 12 14 –2 3
  Norway 3 0 0 0 3 12 14 –2 0
       
  England 3–5 3–4
  Estonia 7–6
  Hungary 1–3 5–4
  Norway 5–5

Group 2 StandingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA +/- Pts
  Romania 3 1 1 0 1 13 11 +2 5
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 10 8 +2 5
  Azerbaijan 3 0 0 1 2 13 15 –2 1
  Turkey 3 0 0 1 2 7 9 –2 1
       
  Azerbaijan 4–5 5–6
  Czech Republic 2–0
  Romania 4–3
  Turkey 4–4 3–3

Schedule & ResultsEdit

Czech Republic  2 – 0  Turkey
Report
Azerbaijan  5 – 6 (a.e.t.)  Romania
Report
Hungary  1 – 3  England
Report
Norway  5 – 5  Estonia
Report
Penalties
1 – 3

Azerbaijan  4 – 5 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Report
Hungary  5 – 4  Norway
Report
Turkey  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Romania
Report
Penalties
4 – 3
England  3 – 5  Estonia
Report

Turkey  4 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Azerbaijan
Report
Penalties
2 – 3
Romania  4 – 3  Czech Republic
Report
Norway  3 – 4 (a.e.t.)  England
Report
Estonia  7 – 6  Hungary
Report

Play-off resultsEdit

Seventh-place MatchEdit
Norway  4 – 9  Turkey
Report
Fifth-place MatchEdit
Hungary  4 – 2  Azerbaijan
Report
Third-place MatchEdit
England  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Czech Republic
Report
Penalties
2 – 3
Promotion FinalEdit
Estonia  6 – 6  Romania
Report
Penalties
2 – 3

Final Division B StandingEdit

Rank Team
1   Romania Promoted Division A
2   Estonia Stay Division B
3   Czech Republic
4   England
5   Hungary Relegated Division B
6   Azerbaijan Stay Division B
7   Turkey
8   Norway

Superfinal (Division A)Edit

TeamsEdit

clinched Championship Final

Group 1 StandingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA +/- Pts
  Ukraine 3 2 0 0 1 17 16 +1 6
  Spain 3 1 1 0 1 11 14 –3 5
  Italy 3 1 0 1 1 16 12 +4 4
  Belarus 3 0 0 0 3 11 13 –2 0
       
  Belarus 3–4
  Italy 3–3 6–7
  Spain 2–7
  Ukraine 6–5 4–5

Group 2 StandingsEdit

Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA +/- Pts
  Portugal 3 2 0 1 0 17 10 +7 7
  Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 8 +6 6
   Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 15 18 –3 3
  France 3 0 0 0 3 4 14 –10 0
       
  France 2–5
  Portugal 6–2 3–3
  Russia 3–0
   Switzerland 5–8 5–8

Schedule & ResultsEdit

Ukraine  6 – 5  Belarus
Zborovskiy   12'26'32'
Voitok   12'
Medvedy   21'
Borsuk   35'
Report Brishtely   1'
Konstantinov   13'
Davidovitch   29'
Bokatch   32'36'
Spain  2 – 7  Italy
Pajón   10'
Llorenç   30'
Report Marinai   2'
Di Palma   9'
Zurlo   21'36'
Corosiniti   23'
Ramacciotti   29'32'
France  2 – 5   Switzerland
Basquaise   3'
Fisher   30'
Report Denz   6'
Stanković   22'24'31'35'
Portugal  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Russia
Zé Maria   18'
Alan   18'
Madjer   32'
Report Ilinskii   10'
Krasheninnikov   19'34'
Penalties
Coimbra  
Madjer  
Jordan  
3 – 2   Leonov
  Paporotnyi
  Krasheninnikov

Italy  3 – 3 (a.e.t.)  Belarus
Gori   5'
Palmacci   35'
Ramacciotti   36'
Report Bokach   3'
Bryshtsel   7' (pen.)
Kanstantsinau   23'
Penalties
Ramacciotti  
Marinai  
Zurlo  
3 – 1   Bryshtsel
  Kanstantsinau
Ukraine  4 – 5  Spain
Medved   8'18'
Zborovsky   27'
Borsu   33'
Report Ezequiel   5' (pen.)31'
Llorenç   17'
Guisado   19'
Eduard   25'
Switzerland   5 – 8  Russia
Stanković   3'16'27'27'
Spaccarotella   30'
Report Makarov   1'36'
Peremitin   3'
Paporotnyi   4'32'
Shaykov   5'15'20'
Portugal  6 – 2  France
Belchior   9'13'
Leo Martins   23'
Madjer   27'
Bê Martins   30' (pen.)
B. Novo   30'
Report Barbotti   3'7'

Italy  6 – 7  Ukraine
Ramacciotti   2'
Palmacci   13'
Marinai   15'
Di Palma   17' (pen.)
A. Borsuk   19' (o.g.)
Gori   20'
Report Di Palma   5' (o.g.)
Gladchenko   5'
A. Borsuk   11'26'
Korniichuk   21' (pen.)34'
I. Borsuk   28'
Belarus  3 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Bryshtsel   7'21'
Mirohovich   20'
Report Merida   8'
Pajón   24'
Llorenç   28'
Pablo   38'
Switzerland   5 – 8  Portugal
Wittlin   7'29'
Stanković   10'
Denz   26'
Mo   30'
Report Torres   1'
Jordan   7'
Belchior   8'32'
Madjer   10'
Alan   12'
Zé Maria   16'34'
Russia  3 – 0  France
Peremitin   5'
Shaykov   7'
Paporotnyi   29'
Report

Play-off resultsEdit

Seventh-place MatchEdit
Belarus  2 – 3  France
Bryshtsel   28'36' Report Marques   7'
Barbotti   16' (pen.)
Tillet  30'
Fifth-place MatchEdit
Italy  15 – 10   Switzerland
Corosiniti   5'28'35'
Palazollo  9'25'
Platania   11'26' (pen.)36'
Marucci   13'
Gori   14'16' (pen.)23'33'
Ramacciotti   26'
Zurlo   31'
Report Stanković   8'14'23'29'
Ott   16'24'29'
Mo   18'
Denz   26'
Shirinzi   34'
Third-place MatchEdit
Spain  3 – 6  Russia
Merida   8'
Makarov   13' (o.g.)
Antonio   21'
Report Paporotnyi   8'
Krasheninnikov   12'
Makarov   16' (pen.)
Romanov   19'29'
Shaykov   33'
Championship Final MatchEdit
Ukraine  4 – 5  Portugal
Panteleichuk   5'
A. Borsuk   13' (pen.)36' (pen.)
I. Borsuk   24'
Report Zé Maria   12'36'36'
Belchior   25'
Bê Martins   28'

Individual AwardsEdit

  • MVP: Igor Borsuk (Ukraine)
  • Top Scorer: Dejan Stankovic (Switzerland)
  • Best Goalkeeper: Elinton Sanchotene Andrade (Portugal)

Final Division A StandingEdit

Rank Team
1   Portugal
2   Ukraine
3   Russia
4   Spain
5   Italy
6    Switzerland
7   France
8   Belarus

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit