Beach soccer at the 2015 European Games

The beach soccer tournament at the Baku 2015 European Games was held from 24 to 28 June. It was the first edition of beach soccer at the European Games.

Beach soccer at the 2015 European Games
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Tournament details
Host countryAzerbaijan
Dates24–28 June
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Beach Arena, Baku
Final positions
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored152 (7.6 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Nuno Belchior[1]
(8 goals)
2019

Eight men's teams, comprising 96 athletes, competed over five days of the competition.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men[2]   Russia
Andrey Bukhlitskiy
Yury Gorchinskiy
Yuri Krasheninnikov
Ilya Leonov
Aleksey Makarov
Ivan Ostrovskii
Artur Paporotnyi
Anatoly Peremitin
Kirill Romanov
Egor Shaykov
Dmitry Shishin
Anton Shkarin
  Italy
Francesco Corosiniti
Alessio Frainetti
Gabriele Gori
Simone Marinai
Matteo Marrucci
Simone Del Mestre
Michele Di Palma
Paolo Palmacci
Giuseppe Platania
Dario Ramacciotti
Stefano Spada
Emmanuele Zurlo
  Portugal
Elinton Andrade
Tiago Batalha
Nuno Belchior
Alan Cavalcanti
Rui Coimbra
Zé Maria
Bruno Novo
Tiago Petrony
Bê Martins
Jordan Santos
Madjer
Bruno Torres

QualificationEdit

Azerbaijan is qualified as host country. The remaining seven teams have qualified through the 2014 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL). The top three teams from each group in the Superfinal will qualify. The top team from the Promotional Final, excluding the 12th team from Division A, will also qualify.[3]

Means of qualification Date of competition Venue Berths Qualified
Host country    1   Azerbaijan
2014 Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal 17 August 2014   Torredembarra 6   Russia
  Spain
  Portugal
  Switzerland
  Italy
  Ukraine
2014 Euro Beach Soccer League Promotional Final 17 August 2014   Torredembarra 1   Hungary
Total   8

Group roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Portugal 3 2 1 0 0 17 13 +4 8 Semifinals
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 17 14 +3 6
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 0 2 11 11 0 3 5–8th place semifinals
4   Azerbaijan (H) 3 0 0 0 3 9 16 −7 0
Source: Baku2015[Usurped!]
(H) Host
Portugal  6–5  Switzerland
  • Madjer   8'
  • Belchior   14', 26', 32'
  • Fonseca   22', 31'
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Gionni Matticoli (Italy)
Ukraine  3–1  Azerbaijan
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Laurynas Aržuolaitis (Lithuania)

Portugal  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Amin Utulu (Malta)
Azerbaijan  4–7  Switzerland
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Łukasz Ostrowski (Poland)

Switzerland  5–4  Ukraine
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Laurynas Aržuolaitis (Lithuania)
Azerbaijan  4–6  Portugal
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Gionni Matticoli (Italy)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 2 0 0 1 12 9 +3 6[a] Semifinals
2   Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 12 +2 6[a]
3   Spain 3 1 0 1 1 9 8 +1 4 5–8th place semifinals
4   Hungary 3 0 0 0 3 9 15 −6 0
Source: Baku2015[Usurped!]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Russia 4–6 Italy
Spain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report
Penalties
3–1
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Ingilab Mammadov (Azerbaijan)
Hungary  3–5  Russia
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Oleg Cebotari (Moldova)

Spain  5–2  Hungary
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Russia  4–6  Italy
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Sofien Benchabane (France)

Italy  5–4  Hungary
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Oleg Cebotari (Moldova)
Russia  5–3  Spain
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Antonio Pereira (Portugal)

Classification matchesEdit

BracketEdit

 
5–8th place semifinals5th place match
 
      
 
27 June
 
 
  Ukraine4
 
28 June
 
  Hungary2
 
  Ukraine3
 
27 June
 
  Spain6
 
  Spain3
 
 
  Azerbaijan1
 
7th place match
 
 
28 June
 
 
  Hungary3
 
 
  Azerbaijan2

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

Ukraine  4–2  Hungary
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Mikhail Prokharau (Belarus)

Spain  3–1  Azerbaijan
Report
Beach Arena, Baku

Seventh place matchEdit

Hungary  3–2  Azerbaijan
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Richard de Bruijn (Netherlands)

Fifth place matchEdit

Ukraine  3–6  Spain
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Mikhail Prokharau (Belarus)

Knockout roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
27 June
 
 
  Italy7
 
28 June
 
  Switzerland4
 
  Italy2
 
27 June
 
  Russia3
 
  Portugal1
 
 
  Russia2
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
28 June
 
 
  Switzerland5
 
 
  Portugal6

SemifinalsEdit

Italy  7–4  Switzerland
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Ago Kärtmann (Estonia)

Portugal  1–2  Russia
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Amin Utulu (Malta)

Bronze medal matchEdit

Switzerland  5–6  Portugal
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Gionni Matticoli (Italy)

Gold medal matchEdit

Italy  2–3  Russia
Report
Beach Arena, Baku
Referee: Sofien Benchabane (France)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beach Soccer – Men – Individual Statistics – Goalscorers" (PDF). Baku 2015. 28 June 2015. Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Beach Soccer – Men – Medallists" (PDF). Baku 2015. 28 June 2015. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Qualification summary