South American Beach Soccer League

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

CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League
CONMEBOL South American Beach Soccer League logo.png
Organising bodyCONMEBOL
Founded2017; 6 years ago (2017)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
ConferencesNorth zone
South zone
Number of teams20
Current champions Brazil (3rd title)
(2019)
Most championships Brazil (3 titles)
Current: 2022 South American Beach Soccer League

The competition is organized by the governing body for South American football, CONMEBOL, who started the league in 2017 as part of its Development Department's Evolution Program.[1] All ten members of the continental confederation take part in the league, with both senior and under 20s teams representing each nation; therefore, a total of 20 teams participate.[2]

The league consists of two phases: the regular season and the finals. The teams are first divided into two geographically based conferences, the North zone and South zone, to compete in a round robin tournament against the other members of their own zone during the regular season. The winners of each zone then proceed to face each other in the finals to contest the league title.[3]

Brazil are the current champions.

Competition structureEdit

The league operates under the following format:[2][3]

Zones & teamsEdit

  • The ten member nations of CONMEBOL have been split into two conferences based on their geographic location in South America: a North zone and a South zone, comprising five nations each.
  • Each nation is represented by two teams: their senior national team and their under 20s national team. Therefore, a total of 20 teams take part.

Regular seasonEdit

  • During the regular season, each zone hosts its own tournament involving all five nations of said zone, taking place in one of the five countries of the zone in question over the course of five days.
  • The fixtures are split into two categories of matches; a set of matches contested between the senior representative teams and a set of matches contested between the Under 20s teams.
  • Teams compete in a round robin format exclusively against the other four teams in their own category.
  • Points earned by the nations in both the senior and the under 20s matches are combined into one single cumulative table.
  • The nation top of the table with the most points after all matches are completed are deemed zone champions; the winning nations of each zone event proceed to the finals.

FinalsEdit

  • In the finals, the North zone champion faces the South zone champion; their senior teams play each other over two legs, as do their under 20s representatives for a total of four matches.
  • The event takes place over two days. The first leg of the senior and under 20s ties take place on day one and the second legs, on day two.
  • The nation which accumulates the most points from all four matches combined will be crowned league champions.
  • If the teams are level on points after the four matches are complete, a tie-breaking penalty shootout is contested to decide the winners.[4]

ConferencesEdit

The current allocation of the ten member nations of CONMEBOL into the North zone and the South zone is as follows:[5][6]

The composition of the zones has been the same in the four editions to date, save for 2019.[7]

North zone
  Not a member of CONMEBOL
South zone

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Previously a member of the South zone (2019).
  2. ^ a b Previously a member of the North zone (2019).

ResultsEdit

The following shows the results of the finals in which the regular season champions of the respective zones play against each other for the league title. The nation that earns the most points from the four matches that comprise the finals, wins the league.

The league did not take place at all in 2020 or 2021 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in South America.

  •   North zone champion
  •   South zone champion
Season Host Result Matches
Winners Points Runners-up Category First leg Second leg
2017
details
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
Brazil
12 – 0  
Paraguay
Under 20s
  win 6–2
(+3pts Brazil)
  win 5–4
(+3pts Brazil)
Senior
  win 7–4
(+3pts Brazil)
  win 6–1
(+3pts Brazil)
2018
details
  Encarnación, Paraguay  
Brazil
7 – 6[A]  
Paraguay
Under 20s
  win 2–1
(+3pts Paraguay)
  win 5–3
(+3pts Paraguay)
Senior
  win 6–5
(+3pts Brazil)
  win 4–2
(+3pts Brazil)
2019
details
  Playas, Ecuador  
Brazil
12 – 0  
Ecuador
Under 20s
  win 5–3
(+3pts Brazil)
  win 4–3
(+3pts Brazil)
Senior
  win 11–5
(+3pts Brazil)
  win 13–4
(+3pts Brazil)
2022
details
Under 20s
Senior
Notes:
A. ^ With the series tied at 6–6 after all four matches were complete, a penalty shootout was contested to decide the winners. Brazil won 3–1 (+1pt Brazil).[4]

StatisticsEdit

All-time tablesEdit

Key: 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

As of the 2022 north zone event.

Combined resultsEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts PPG Win %
1   Team Brazil 44 39 1 0 4 294 129 +165 119 2.70 90.9 (40–4)
2   Team Paraguay 40 27 0 1 12 228 155 +73 82 2.05 70.0 (28–12)
3   Team Argentina 32 18 1 2 11 136 114 +22 58 1.81 65.6 (21–11)
4   Team Ecuador 36 17 1 0 18 149 162 –13 53 1.47 50.0 (18–18)
5   Team Uruguay 32 12 0 3 17 131 130 +1 39 1.22 46.9 (15–17)
6   Team Chile 32 11 0 0 21 149 164 –15 33 1.03 34.4 (11–21)
7   Team Colombia 32 10 0 1 21 117 144 –27 31 0.97 34.4 (11–21)
8   Team Venezuela 32 7 1 4 20 108 157 –49 27 0.84 37.5 (12–20)
9   Team Peru 32 7 1 3 21 121 158 –37 26 0.81 34.4 (11–21)
10   Team Bolivia 32 3 0 2 27 88 208 –120 11 0.34 15.6 (5–27)

SeniorsEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts PPG Win %
1   Brazil 22 22 0 0 0 175 67 +108 66 3.00 100 (22–0)
2   Paraguay 20 13 0 0 7 103 83 +20 39 1.95 65.0 (13–7)
3   Ecuador 18 9 1 0 8 81 103 –22 29 1.61 55.6 (10–8)
4   Argentina 16 8 1 1 6 67 55 +12 27 1.69 62.5 (10–6)
5   Uruguay 16 7 0 2 7 67 65 +2 23 1.44 56.3 (9–7)
6   Chile 16 5 0 0 11 71 74 –3 15 0.94 31.3 (5–11)
7   Colombia 16 5 0 0 11 65 79 –14 15 0.94 31.3 (5–11)
8   Peru 16 3 1 1 11 69 81 –12 12 0.75 31.3 (5–11)
9   Venezuela 16 2 1 2 11 54 89 –35 10 0.63 31.3 (5–11)
10   Bolivia 16 2 0 0 14 38 94 –56 6 0.38 12.5 (2–14)

Under 20sEdit

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts PPG Win %
1   Brazil U20s 22 17 1 0 4 119 62 +57 53 2.41 81.8 (18–4)
2   Paraguay U20s 20 14 0 1 5 125 72 +53 43 2.15 75.0 (15–5)
3   Argentina U20s 16 10 0 1 5 69 59 +10 31 1.94 68.8 (11–5)
4   Ecuador U20s 18 8 0 0 10 68 59 +9 24 1.33 44.4 (8–10)
5   Chile U20s 16 6 0 0 10 78 90 –12 18 1.13 37.5 (6–10)
6   Venezuela U20s 16 5 0 2 9 54 68 –14 17 1.06 43.8 (7–9)
7   Uruguay U20s 16 5 0 1 10 64 65 –1 16 1.00 37.5 (6–10)
8   Colombia U20s 16 5 0 1 10 52 65 –13 16 1.00 37.5 (6–10)
9   Peru U20s 16 4 0 2 10 52 77 –25 14 0.88 37.5 (6–10)
10   Bolivia U20s 16 1 0 2 13 50 114 –64 5 0.31 18.8 (3–13)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brasil campeón absoluto de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "En Lima se disputa la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Liga Sudamericana de Futsal y Fútbol Playa Reglamento" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Brasil bicampeón de la CONMEBOL Liga Sudamericana de Fútbol Playa". CONMEBOL. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Argentina será sede de la Liga Sudamericana de Desarrollo" (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ "CONVOCADOS A LA SELECCIÓN SUB 20 DE FÚTBOL PLAYA". FM Reencuentro (in Spanish). 17 February 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Liga Sudamericana – 3ra. Edición: ¡Ecuador, allá vamos!" (in Spanish). Paraguayan Football Association. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.

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