1998 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

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1998 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates 1 September - 6 September 1998
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Italy
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 103 (9.36 per match)
1999

The 1998 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the first Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's two major beach soccer championships at the time, held in September 1998, in Siracusa, Italy. Portugal won the championship, with Spain finishing second. Hosts Italy beat Germany in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively.

Seven nations participated in the tournament who were split into two groups of three and four, playing each other once in the groups. The second placed teams in each group played in a third place play off and the winners of each group played in a final match to decide the winner of the tournament.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 24 8 +16 9
 Germany 3 1 0 2 13 13 0 3
 France 3 1 0 2 12 20 -8 3
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 12 21 -8 3
Qualified for final Qualified for third place play off

1 September 1998
Germany  7 – 5   Switzerland
Siracusa, Italy



1 September 1998
Portugal  11 – 3  France
Siracusa, Italy



2 September 1998
France  4 – 3  Germany
Siracusa, Italy



2 September 1998
Portugal  9 – 2   Switzerland
Siracusa, Italy



4 September 1998
Portugal  4 – 3  Germany
Siracusa, Italy



4 September 1998
Switzerland   6 – 5  France
Siracusa, Italy



Group B[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 2 2 0 0 8 4 +4 6
 Italy 2 1 0 1 9 7 +2 3
 Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2 4 10 -6 0
Qualified for final Qualified for third place play off

1 September 1998
Italy  3 – 4  Spain
Siracusa, Italy



2 September 1998
Spain  4 – 1  Yugoslavia
Siracusa, Italy



4 September 1998
Italy  6 – 3  Yugoslavia
Siracusa, Italy

Knockout stage[edit]

Third place play off[edit]

6 September 1998
Italy  11 – 4  Germany
Siracusa, Italy



Final[edit]

6 September 1998
Portugal  3 – 2  Spain
Siracusa, Italy

Winners[edit]

 1998 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Winners: 

Portugal
First title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Portugal
2  Spain
3  Italy
4  Germany
5  France
6   Switzerland
7  Yugoslavia

References[edit]