2019 South American Beach Soccer League

The 2019 CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League was the third 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.

2019 CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League
Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa 2019
2019 South American Beach Soccer League is located in South America
North zone event, Manta
North zone event,
Manta
South zone event, Rosario
South zone event, Rosario
Finals, Playas
Finals, Playas
Map showing the locations of the events of the 2019 season.
Tournament details
Host countriesArgentina
Ecuador
DatesRegular season:
4 September – 5 October 2019
Finals:
7–8 May 2022
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played44
Goals scored443 (10.07 per match)
2018
2022

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.[1]

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 were combined.[2] This season, the make-up of the zones was changed for the first time.[3] The winners of each zone then proceeded to face each other in the finals to contest the title,[2] scheduled for early 2020.[4] However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the finals did not take place for over two and a half years, until May 2022.[5]

Brazil were the two-time defending champions and successfully retained the title once more, defeating Ecuador in the finals.[6]

FormatEdit

The league operated under the same format established for the inaugural season.[7]

CalendarEdit

The north and south zone event calendar was revealed on 7 August 2019.[8] The finals were confirmed on 5 May 2022.[5]

Phase Dates Country City Event Zone
Regular
season
4–8 September 2019   Argentina Rosario South zone S
1–5 October 2019   Ecuador Manta North zone N
Finals 7–8 May 2022   Ecuador Playas Finals N S

TeamsEdit

 
Zone composition of the 2019 SABSL
  Nations in the North zone
  Nations in the South zone
  Not a member of CONMEBOL

The ten member nations of CONMEBOL entered two teams each: their respective senior and under 20s national teams. In total, 20 teams competed.[2]

For this season, CONMEBOL altered the existing composition of the two zones, deciding that Brazil and Peru of the north zone and Paraguay and Uruguay of the south zone, would swap conferences.[3] (This effectively made Paraguay and Uruguay exclaves of the north zone as they are only bordered by nations of the south).

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).[9]

North zoneEdit

South zoneEdit

South zoneEdit

 
The Paraná River at Caribe Canalla

The South zone regular season took place in the Argentinian city of Rosario.[8] All matches were hosted at the "Ángel Di María" beach soccer field, part of the Caribe Canalla sports and recreation complex on the banks of the Paraná River, home to Rosario Central Beach Soccer Club.[10][11] Stands were installed with a capacity of 600.[12]

The event was organised in cooperation with the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the Rosarina Football Association (ARF).[13]

The schedule was announced on 2 September.[14][15]

Matches are listed as local time in Rosario, ART (UTC–3).

StandingsEdit

Key:   Advance to the finals / (H) Hosts
Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts
1   Team Brazil 8 7 0 0 1 60 27 +33 21
2   Team Argentina (H) 8 6 1 0 1 51 30 +21 20
3   Team Peru 8 3 0 0 5 41 44 –3 9
4   Team Chile 8 3 0 0 5 40 48 –8 9
5   Team Bolivia 8 0 0 0 8 28 71 –43 0

ResultsEdit

North zoneEdit

 
Playa el Murcielago (host stadium partially visible on far right).

The North zone regular season event took place in the Ecuadorian city of Manta.[8] All matches were hosted at the Arena Olimpica de Manta on Playa el Murcielago (El Murcielago Beach).[16] The event was organised in cooperation with the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF).[16]

Matches are listed as local time in Manta, ECT (UTC–5).

StandingsEdit

Key:   Advance to the finals / (H) Hosts
Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts
1   Team Ecuador (H) 8 7 0 0 1 44 24 +20 21
2   Team Paraguay 8 6 0 1 1 50 32 +18 19
3   Team Colombia 8 4 0 0 4 31 35 –4 12
4   Team Uruguay 8 1 0 0 7 24 38 –14 3
5   Team Venezuela 8 1 0 0 7 26 46 –20 3

ResultsEdit

FinalsEdit

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 and are crowned league champions.[17]

The finals were originally due to take place in 2020.[4] However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were unable to be organised for over two years, finally being scheduled to take place in Playas, Ecuador, from 7–8 May 2022.[5]

All matches took place at the General Villamil Beach Arena.[5]

MatchesEdit

Matches are listed as local time in Playas, ECT (UTC–5).

Ecuador U20s  3–5  Brazil U20s
  • Carrera   
  • Farías  
Report
  •    Balinha
  •   Patrick
  •   Alisson
  •   Lucas

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

Ecuador  5–11  Brazil
  • Cedeño   
  • Moncada  
  • Rosales  
  • Farías  
Report

Brazil earn three points; Brazil lead the series 6–0.


Brazil U20s  4–3  Ecuador U20s
  • Allisson   
  • Patrick  
  • Balinha  
Report
  •    Lucas
  •   Delgado

Brazil earn three points; Brazil lead the series an unassailable 9–0.

Brazil  13–4  Ecuador
Report
  •    Bailon
  •    Cedeño

Brazil earn three points; Brazil win the series 12–0.

WinnersEdit

Brazil claimed a clean sweep in the finals, winning all four matches to win the series 12 points to nil and claim their third consecutive title.[6]

With an unassailable lead after match three, the final match was played as a dead rubber.


 2019 South American Beach Soccer League
Champions 
 
Brazil
Third title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Planteles confirmados para disputar la Liga Sudamericana de fútbol playa" (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Argentina será sede de la Liga Sudamericana de Desarrollo" (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Liga Sudamericana – 3ra. Edición: ¡Ecuador, allá vamos!" (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Manta acogerá Liga Sudamericana de fútbol playa" (in Spanish). El Universo. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Ecuador vs. Brasil, la final por la conquista continental de la Liga Sudamericana Fútbol Playa 2019". CONMEBOL (in Spanish). 5 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Brasil vence o Equador e leva a Liga Sul-Americana de futebol de areia". O Globo (in Portuguese). 8 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Liga Sudamericana de Futsal y Fútbol Playa Reglamento" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "El calendario de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Desarrollo" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  9. ^ "OVERALL WORLD RANKING - CONMEBOL". beachsoccer.com. 4 September 2019. Archived from the original on 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Nuevo entrenamiento de la Selección Mayor y Sub 20 de cara a la Liga Sudamericana" (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  11. ^ "CARIBE CANALLA" (in Spanish). rosariocentral.com. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  12. ^ "LigaSudamericana. Fixture confirmado" (in Spanish). Liga Sudamericana Facebook. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Reunión del Comité Organizador de la Liga Sudamericana" (in Spanish). Rosario Futbol. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Programación confirmada de la Liga Sudamericana de fútbol playa" (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  15. ^ "El calendario completo de la #LigaSudamericana de Fútbol Playa Zona Sur" (in Spanish). Evolución es CONMEBOL Twitter. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  16. ^ a b "MANTA ES ELEGIDA COMO SEDE DE LA LIGA SUDAMERICANA DE FÚTBOL PLAYA" (in Spanish). Modelo FM. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Arrancan las finales de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa y Futsal" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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