FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

The CONMEBOL qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (natively in Spanish: Eliminatorias CONMEBOL al Mundial de la FIFA de Fútbol Playa),[1][2] also previously known as the South American Beach Soccer Championship (Spanish: Sudamericano de Fútbol Playa),[3] is the main championship for beach soccer in South America,[4] contested between the senior men's national teams of the members of CONMEBOL.

CONMEBOL qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
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Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
RegionSouth America (CONMEBOL)
Number of teams10
Qualifier forFIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Current champions Brazil (8th title)
Most successful team(s) Brazil (8 titles)
Websiteconmebol.com
2021 CONMEBOL qualifiers

The tournament acts as the qualification route for South American nations to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[1] The winners of the championship are also crowned continental champions. Coinciding with the annual staging of the World Cup, the competition took place yearly until 2009; the World Cup then became biennial, and as its supplementary qualification event, the championship followed suit.

The championship was established in 2006 after FIFA made it a requirement for all confederations to begin holding qualification tournaments to determine the best national team(s) in their region and hence those who would proceed to represent their continent in the upcoming World Cup (previously, nations were simply invited to play without having to earn their place).[5] The first edition was proceeded by a joint qualification tournament with CONMEBOL in 2005; a second and final joint event was held in 2007.[6][7] FIFA currently allocate South America three berths at the World Cup[8] and hence the top three teams (the winners, runners-up and third place play-off winner) qualify to the World Cup finals.

Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) originally organised the competition[9] under the title FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONMEBOL qualifier.[10] In 2013, CONMEBOL began reporting on the event using the aforementioned Sudamericano title[11] (which the tournament became informally known as) before taking organisational control under a new title in 2017.

Since 2016, the Copa América has also been staged by CONMEBOL; however it is not used a qualification tournament to the World Cup.

Brazil are current champions and the most successful nation with eight titles. They also won the 2005 joint event.

ResultsEdit

  •   Joint championship with CONCACAF

For every edition, the top three nations qualified to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Year Location Final Third place play-off
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2005 Qualifying tournament held jointly with CONCACAF; see 2005 Americas Beach Soccer Championship
2006
details
  Macaé, Brazil  
Brazil
9–2  
Uruguay
 
Argentina
2–0  
Venezuela
2007 Qualifying tournament held jointly with CONCACAF; see 2007 CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship
2008
details
  Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Brazil
6–1  
Argentina
 
Uruguay
5–1  
Venezuela
2009
details
  Montevideo, Uruguay  
Brazil
10–1  
Uruguay
 
Argentina
9–8  
Ecuador
2011
details
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Brazil
6–2  
Argentina
 
Venezuela
5–2  
Colombia
2013
details
  Merlo, Argentina  
Argentina
6–2  
Paraguay
 
Brazil
11–5  
Ecuador
2015
details
  Manta, Ecuador  
Brazil
8–3  
Paraguay
 
Argentina
4–4 (a.e.t.)
(1–0 p.)
 
Ecuador
2017
details
  Asunción, Paraguay  
Brazil
7–5  
Paraguay
 
Ecuador
4–4 (a.e.t.)
(1–0 p.)
 
Argentina
2019
details
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Brazil
10–1  
Uruguay
 
Paraguay
6–5  
Argentina
2021
details
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[12]  
Brazil
3–1  
Uruguay
 
Paraguay
4–2  
Colombia

PerformanceEdit

Successful nationsEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total top 4
  Brazil[a] 8 (2006*, 2008, 2009, 2011*, 2015, 2017, 2019*, 2021*) 1 (2013) 9
  Argentina[b] 1 (2013*) 2 (2008*, 2011) 3 (2006, 2009, 2015) 2 (2017, 2019) 8
  Uruguay[c] 4 (2006, 2009*, 2019, 2021) 1 (2008) 5
  Paraguay 3 (2013, 2015, 2017*) 2 (2019, 2021) 5
  Ecuador 1 (2017) 3 (2009, 2013, 2015*) 4
  Venezuela 1 (2011) 2 (2006, 2008) 3
  Colombia 2 (2011, 2021) 2
* Hosts
a. ^ Also winner of 2005 joint event.
b. ^ Also 4th in 2005 and 3rd in 2007 joint events.
c. ^ Also runners-up in 2005 and 2007 joint events.

AwardsEdit

Year Top goalscorer(s) Gls Best player Best goalkeeper Ref.
  2006   Jorginho 14   Jorginho   Diego Monserrat [1]
  2008   Ezequiel Hilaire 7   André   Diego Monserrat [2]
  2009   André 13   Virley Conformé   Mão [3]
  2011   Bruno 12   Bruno   Mão [4]
  2013   Bruno Xavier 13   Luciano Franceschini   Marcelo Salgueiro [5]
  2015   Datinha 12   Segundo Moreira   Ivan Fernandez [6]
  2017   Víctor Belaunde 11   Carlos Carballo   Mão [7]
  2019   Rodrigo 14 not awarded not awarded [8]
  2021   Carlos Carballo
  Edson Hulk
9   Alberto Prado [9]

All-time tableEdit

As of 2021

Joint event results not included

Pos Team App Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts PPG Win %
1   Brazil 9 51 49 0 0 2 428 123 +305 147 2.88 96.1
2   Argentina 9 51 27 2 5 17 211 186 +25 90 1.76 66.7
3   Paraguay 9 44 22 3 1 18 210 186 +24 73 1.66 59.1
4   Uruguay 9 47 21 3 3 20 178 193 –15 72 1.53 57.4
5   Chile 8 37 16 0 1 20 172 165 +7 49 1.32 45.9
6   Colombia 6 34 11 1 1 21 128 155 –27 36 1.06 38.2
7   Ecuador 7 35 10 0 2 23 126 207 –81 32 0.91 34.3
8   Venezuela 9 46 8 2 1 35 153 252 –99 29 0.63 23.9
9   Peru 9 41 7 3 1 30 142 224 –82 28 0.68 26.8
10   Bolivia 4 20 3 0 0 17 49 102 –53 9 0.45 15.0

Key: Appearances App / Won in normal time W = 3 points / Won in extra-time W+ = 2 points / Won on penalty shoot-out WP = 1 point / Lost L = 0 points / Points per game PPG

Appearances & performance timelineEdit

The following is a performance timeline of the teams who have appeared in the CONMEBOL qualifiers and how many appearances they each have made.

Legend
Timeline
Year
Team
2006
 
(6)
2008
 
(7)
2009
 
(8)
2011
 
(9)
2013
 
(9)
2015
 
(10)
2017
 
(10)
2019
 
(10)
2021
 
(10)
Apps
9
  Argentina 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 4th 4th 6th 9
  Bolivia × × × × × 9th 10th 9th 9th 4
  Brazil 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 9
  Chile × 5th 5th 7th 5th 7th 5th 7th 7th 8
  Colombia × × × 4th 7th 8th 6th 6th 4th 6
  Ecuador × × 4th 8th 4th 4th 3rd 8th 10th 7
  Paraguay 5th 6th 6th 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 9
  Peru 6th 7th 7th 9th 8th 6th 7th 5th 8th 9
  Uruguay 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th 6th 5th 8th 2nd 2nd 9
  Venezuela 4th 4th 8th 3rd 9th 10th 9th 10th 5th 9

Performance of qualifiers at the World CupEdit

The following is a performance timeline of the CONMEBOL teams who have gone on to appear in the World Cup, having successfully qualified from the above events.

Legend
Timeline
Year
Team
 
2005
 
2006
 
2007
 
2008
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
 
2021
Total
  Argentina QF QF R1 QF R1 R1 QF R1 8
  Brazil 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd QF 1st QF q 11
  Ecuador R1 1
  Paraguay R1 R1 QF R1 q 5
  Uruguay QF 2nd 3rd QF 4th QF q 7
  Venezuela R1 1
Total number of unique qualifiers 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Eliminatorias de Fútbol Playa - Paraguay 2017" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "First points fly to Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina". Beach Soccer Worldwide. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Sudamericano de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "En Conferencia de Prensa dieron detalles de las Eliminatorias de Playa" (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ "FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 qualifiers to start in Brazil on 5 March". FIFA. 3 March 2006. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ "En Conmebol lanzan Eliminatorias del Mundial de Fútbol Playa Bahamas 2017" (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. 19 January 2017. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "About the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship". CONCACAF. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "World Cup gets bigger". FIFA. 25 August 2005. Archived from the original on February 15, 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Regulations FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2006" (PDF). fifa.com. Archived from the original on January 7, 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ Gaich, Rémi (11 January 2016). BSWW competitions / National teams. Barcelona: Beach Soccer Worldwide. pp. 14, 15, 19.
  11. ^ "Argentina and their first beach soccer title". CONMEBOL. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "¡La suerte ha dado su veredicto en las Eliminatorias Fútbol Playa!" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.

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