2018 South American Beach Soccer League

The 2018 CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League was the second edition of the South American Beach Soccer League (named natively in Spanish as the CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa), a continental league competition for South American men's national beach soccer teams.

2018 CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League
Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa 2018
2018 South American Beach Soccer League is located in South America
North zone event, Santa Marta
North zone event,
Santa Marta
South zone event, Santa Cruz
South zone event, Santa Cruz
Finals, Encarnación
Finals, Encarnación
Map showing the locations of the events of the 2018 season
Tournament details
Host countriesColombia
Bolivia
Paraguay
DatesRegular season:
17 October – 3 November 2018
Finals:
14–16 March 2019
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played44
Goals scored410 (9.32 per match)
2017
2019

Organised by the governing body for South American football, CONMEBOL, as part of its Development Department's Evolution Program,[1] all ten members of the continental confederation took part, with both senior and under 20s national teams participating in the league events.[2]

The teams were first divided into two geographically based zones (North and South) to compete in a round robin tournament against other members of their own zone during the regular season; the points earned by both the senior and under 20s teams are combined.[3] The winners of each zone then proceeded to face each other in the finals to contest the title.[2]

Brazil were the defending champions and successfully defended their title, defeating Paraguay in what was a repeat of the finals of the previous edition.[4]

Format edit

The league operates under the same format established for the inaugural season.[2]

Calendar edit

Phase Dates Country City Event Zone
Regular
season
17–21 October 2018[5]   Colombia Santa Marta North zone N
30 October – 3 November 2018   Bolivia Santa Cruz South zone S
Finals 14–16 March 2019   Paraguay Encarnación Finals N S

Teams edit

 
  Nations in the North zone
  Nations in the South zone
  Not a member of CONMEBOL

The ten member nations of CONMEBOL enter two teams each: their respective senior and under 20s national teams. In total, 20 teams will compete.[3]

The numbers in parentheses show the South American ranking of each team prior to the start of the season (rankings only apply to the senior teams).[6]

North zone edit

South zone edit

North zone edit

 
El Rodadero beach in Santa Marta, the venue of the North zone event

The North zone regular season event took place just outside of the Colombian city of Santa Marta.[5] All matches were hosted in a purpose built arena on the beach of El Rodadero resort[7] with a capacity of 1,500,[8] in the town of Gaira, organised in cooperation with the Colombian Football Federation.[9]

The match schedule was announced on 10 October.[10]

The event was attended by a total of 12,500 people (avg. of 625 per match).[11]

Matches are listed as local time in Santa Marta, COL (UTC-5).

Standings edit

Key:   Advance to the finals / (H) Hosts
Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts
1   Team Brazil 8 8 0 0 0 65 21 +44 24
2   Team Colombia (H) 8 4 0 1 3 37 37 0 13
3   Team Venezuela 8 2 1 0 5 25 47 –22 8
4   Team Peru 8 2 0 0 6 27 34 –7 6
5   Team Ecuador 8 2 0 0 6 27 42 –15 6

Results edit

South zone edit

The South zone regular season event took place in the largest city of Bolivia, Santa Cruz,[12] in cooperation with the Bolivian Football Federation. All matches took place at a purpose built stadium at Villa Olimpica Abraham Telchi.[13]

The match schedule was announced on 26 October.[14]

Matches are listed as local time in Santa Cruz, BOL (UTC-4).

Standings edit

Key:   Advance to the finals / (H) Hosts
Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts
1   Team Paraguay 8 6 0 0 2 54 44 +10 18
2   Team Uruguay 8 4 0 1 3 40 34 +6 13
3   Team Argentina 8 4 0 1 3 37 32 +5 13
4   Team Chile 8 2 0 0 6 39 45 –6 6
5   Team Bolivia (H) 8 1 0 1 6 31 46 –15 4

Results edit

Finals edit

 
San José Beach in Encarnación

The zone winners play each other for the league title; their senior teams play each other over two legs, as do their under 20s representatives for a total of four matches comprising the finals. The winners are the nation which accumulates the most points from all four matches combined.[15]

The finals were organised to take place in Encarnación, Paraguay from 14–16 March 2019,[16] in cooperation with the Paraguayan Football Association.[17]

All matches took place at the Arena Playa de San José adjacent to San José Beach.[16]

Matches are listed as local time in Encarnación, PYST (UTC-3).

Matches edit

Paraguay U20s  2–1  Brazil U20s
Areco  
C. Benítez  
Report   Paulinho

Paraguay earn three points; Paraguay lead the series 3–0.

Paraguay  5–6  Brazil
Carballo   
Barreto  
A. Rolón   
Report    Mauricinho
   Rafa Padilha
  Datinha
  Bruno Xavier

Brazil earn three points; series tied at 3–3.


Paraguay U20s  5–3  Brazil U20s
J. Benítez   
Medina  
C. Benítez   
Report   Alejandro
  Thales
  Lucas Xavier

Paraguay earn three points; Paraguay lead the series 6–3.

Paraguay  2–4  Brazil
Barreto    Report    Bruno Xavier
  Thales
  Rodrigo

Brazil earn three points; series tied at 6–6.

Tiebreaker edit

With the series tied after all four matches were complete, a penalty shootout was contested by the senior teams to decide the winners.[4]

Paraguay  v  Brazil
Replay
Penalties
Carballo  
Barreto  
1–3   Bruno Xavier
  Filipe
  Antônio

Brazil earn one point; Brazil win the series 7–6.

Winners edit

Brazil won the league to claim back-to-back titles.


 2018 South American Beach Soccer League
champions 
 
Brazil
Second title

References edit

  1. ^ "En Lima se disputa la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Liga Sudamericana de Futsal y Fútbol Playa Reglamento" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Se confirmó la fecha para la Liga Sudamericana". Argentine Football Association . Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Brasil bicampeón de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa". CONMEBOL. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "LISTA LA CONVOCATORIA DE COLOMBIA PARA LA LIGA SUDAMERICANA DE FÚTBOL PLAYA EN SANTA MARTA" (in Spanish). ColombiaSports.net. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  6. ^ "OVERALL WORLD RANKING - CONMEBOL". beachsoccer.com. 8 October 2018. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Cuatro samarios fueron convocados a selecciones Colombia de fútbol playa" (in Spanish). seguimiento.co. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Santa Marta será sede del Sudamericano de Futbolplayaa" (in Spanish). elarticulo.co. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Acreditaciones de prensa para Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). Colombian Football Federation. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Definido el fixture de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). Colombian Football Federation. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  11. ^ "¡Brasil campeón del fútbol playa!" (in Spanish). hoydiariodelmagdalena.com.co. Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Convocados para el fútbol playa" (in Spanish). El Derribador. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Bolivia será sede de la Liga Sudamericana de fútbol de playa desde el martes 30" (in Spanish). El Alteño. 25 October 2018. Archived from the original on 28 October 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  14. ^ "La CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa 2018 - Zona Sur tiene fixture establecido" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Arrancan las finales de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa y Futsal" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  16. ^ a b "FINAL – Edición 2.018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Verificación de obras en Encarnación" (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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