2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

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2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
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The official logo of the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 2 November – 11 November
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (11th title)
Runners-up  Mexico
Third place  Uruguay
Fourth place  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 261 (8.16 per match)
Attendance 157,300 (4,916 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Buru (10 goals)
Best player Brazil Buru
2006
2008

The 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the third edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Previous editions before 2005 were not governed by FIFA and were held under the title Beach Soccer World Championships. Overall, this was the thirteenth edition of the World Cup since its establishment in 1995. It took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2–11 November 2007. The winners of the tournament were hosts Brazil, who won their second consecutive FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title and their eleventh title overall.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

African zone[edit]

The qualifiers to determine the two Africa nations who would play in the World Cup took place in Durban, South Africa for the second year running between July 3 and July 8. Eight nations took part in the competition, an increase on the six teams that participated in the 2006 Championship, which eventually saw Nigeria claim their first title, qualifying for the second successive World Cup and which saw Senegal finish in second place, qualifying for the first time.

Asian zone[edit]

The Asian qualifiers took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the second time, between August 14 and August 18. The hosts, the United Arab Emirates qualified for the first time after beating Japan in the final of the championship, 4-3. Iran beat Bahrain in the third place play off to claim the third berth at the World Cup for the second year in a row.

European zone[edit]

For the second year running, European nations qualified through being successful in the 2007 Euro Beach Soccer League. The nations who made it to the second stage of the Superfinal qualified to the World Cup being Portugal, France, Russia and Spain. To decide who would claim the fifth berth, the defeated nations in the competition came back to play in a straight knockout tournament, with the winner progressing to the World Cup. The nation which won the tournament was Italy who beat Switzerland in the final.

North, Central American, Caribbean and South American zone[edit]

Due to the lack of interest from South American nations in the World Cup, CONMEBOL paired up with CONCACAF to hold the second joint Beach Soccer Championship, following 2005. Seven nations took part in the championship, three from South America and four from North America which took place between August 9 and August 12 in Acapulco, Mexico. The tournament saw the United States claim victory, after beating Uruguay 4-3 in the final. Argentina beat Mexico in the third place play off. Therefore, all four national teams mentioned qualified for the World Cup.

Oceanian zone[edit]

The qualifiers to decide the one nation from Oceania that would be competing in the World Cup took place in Auckland, New Zealand, between August 31 and September 3. Despite Vanuatu dominating in the group stage, they lost in the final to the Solomon Islands, who claimed their second title and qualification for a second year in a row.

Hosts[edit]

Brazil qualified automatically as the hosts.

Teams[edit]

These are the teams that qualified to the World Cup:

Group stage[edit]

The 16 teams present at the finals in Brazil were split into 4 groups of 4 teams. Each team played the other 3 teams in its group in a round-robin format, with the top two teams advancing to the quarter finals. The quarter finals, semi finals and the final itself was played in the form of a knockout tournament.

All matches are listed as local time in Rio de Janeiro, (UTC-3)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 2 1 0 19 8 +11 8
 Mexico 3 1 1 1 12 11 +1 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3 3
 Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 7 22 -15 0
2 November 2007
09:30
Russia  2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
(1 – 2 pens)
 Mexico
Shkarin Goal 32'
Shaykov Goal 34'
Report Goal 14' Villalobos
Goal 27' Gonzales
  Penalties  
Bolabanov Penalty scored
Shakmelyan Penalty missed
1 – 2 Penalty scored Villalobos
Penalty scored Rosales
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 8 000
Referee: Costa Rica Erick Chavarria



2 November 2007
11:00
Brazil  11 – 2  Solomon Islands
Buru Goal 2', Goal 31'
Júnior Negrão Goal 6', Goal 36'
Daniel Goal 13', Goal 29'
Bruno Goal 15', Goal 27'
Sidney Goal 23', Goal 23'
Duda Goal 36'
Report Goal 23' Mela
Goal 27' Naka
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 9 500
Referee: Spain Ruben Eiriz



4 November 2007
11:00
Mexico  4 – 6  Brazil
Plata Goal 4'
Gonzales Goal 9'
Villalobos Goal 12'
Cati Goal 19'
Report Goal 9', Goal 20' Buru
Goal 11' Andre
Goal 24' Negao
Goal 24' Bruno
Goal 34' Benjamin
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Switzerland Stephan Faessler



4 November 2007
12:30
Solomon Islands  2 – 5  Russia
Hale Goal 18'
Anisua Goal 27'
Report Goal 1', Goal 19', Goal 30' Leonov
Goal 2' Shishin
Goal 24' Shakmelyan
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 3 000
Referee: Iran Ali Sharifat



6 November 2007
11:30
Brazil  2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
(5 – 4 pens)
 Russia
Andre Goal 19'
Sidney Goal 33'
Report Goal 30', Goal 31' Shishin
  Penalties  
Negao Penalty scored
Benjamin Penalty missed
Daniel Penalty scored
Sidney Penalty missed
Mao Penalty scored
Betinho Penalty scored
Bruno Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Bolabanov
Penalty missed Pavlikov
Penalty scored Gorchinskiy
Penalty missed Gordonov
Penalty scored Shishin
Penalty scored Bukhlitskiy
Penalty missed Shkmelyan
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 7 000
Referee: Hungary Istvan Maszaros



6 November 2007
14:00
Solomon Islands  3 – 6  Mexico
Naka Goal 4', Goal 22', Goal 34' Report Goal 9', Goal 17' Rosales
Goal 14', Goal 29' Plata
Goal 27' Villalobos
Goal 35' Pozos
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Lithuania Sergejus Slyva



Group B[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 0 1 16 11 +5 6
 Portugal 3 0 2 1 11 12 -1 4
 Iran 3 1 0 2 14 14 0 3
 United States 3 1 0 2 16 20 -4 3
2 November 2007
12:30
Portugal  3 – 3
(a.e.t.)
(1 – 0 pens)
 Iran
Alan Goal 4', Goal 14', Goal 21' Report Goal 10' Naderi
Goal 19' Mesigar
Goal 30' Dara
  Penalties  
Belchior Penalty scored 1 – 0 Penalty missed Ghorbanpour
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 3 000
Referee: Brazil Ivo De Moraes



2 November 2007
14:00
United States  4 – 8  Spain
Xexeo Goal 12'
Ibsen Goal 17'
Albuquerque Goal 26'
Chimienti Goal 27'
Report Goal 2', Goal 31' Nico
Goal 14' Rumbo
Goal 23', Goal 31' Alvarez
Goal 24', Goal 33' Goal 34' Amarelle
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 2 000
Referee: Argentina Juan Rodriguez



4 November 2007
09:30
Spain  4 – 2  Portugal
Amarelle Goal 14'
J.Torres Goal 19'
Alvarez Goal 22'
Nico Goal 36'
Report Goal 23' Bilro
Goal 30' Madjer
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 8 000
Referee: Italy Favio Polito



4 November 2007
14:00
Iran  6 – 7  United States
Aligoli Goal 17'
Ahmadzadeh Goal 18', Goal 18'
Davoudi Goal 28'
Ghorbanpour Goal 31'
Mesigar Goal 35'
Report Goal 8', Goal 22' Nolz
Goal 10', Goal 31' Chimienti
Goal 20' Morales
Goal 23' Astroga
Goal 34' Ibsen
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 4 000
Referee: Netherlands George Postma



6 November 2007
09:30
Spain  4 – 5  Iran
C.Torres Goal 5'
Beiro Goal 14'
J.Torres Goal 14', Goal 34'
Report Goal 6' Mesigar
Goal 8', Goal 34' Ghorbanpour
Goal 9' Aligoli
Goal 20' Ahmadzadeh
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 2 000
Referee: Egypt Mohamed Morsi



6 November 2007
12:30
United States  5 – 6
(a.e.t.)
 Portugal
Astorga Goal 17', Goal 21'
Nolz Goal 26'
Chimienti Goal 30'
Albuquerque Goal 35'
Report Goal 2', Goal 35' Madjer
Goal 8', Goal 39' Bilro
Goal 14', Goal 18' Alan
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 2 000
Referee: France Sylvain Palhies



Group C[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Senegal 3 2 1 0 15 8 +7 8
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 8 9 -1 5
 Italy 3 1 0 2 13 12 +1 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 6 13 -7 0
3 November 2007
11:00
Uruguay  3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
 Italy
Ricaar Goal 23', Goal 23'
Matias Goal 37'
Report Goal 6' Pasquali
Goal 16' Palamacci
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 6 000
Referee: Argentina Pedro Infantes



3 November 2007
14:00
Japan  1 – 4  Senegal
Yamauchi Goal 34' Report Goal 5' Dieng
Goal 6', Goal 22' Koukpaki
Goal 29' Mbengue
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 2 000
Referee: United Arab Emirates Waleed Al Ali



5 November 2007
09:30
Italy  6 – 3  Japan
Palmacci Goal 5'
Maiorano Goal 10'
Pasquali Goal 24', Goal 25', Goal 27'
Leghissa Goal 26'
Report Goal 7' Tabata
Goal 13', Goal 22' Yamauchi
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Argentina Hernan Fernandez



5 November 2007
12:30
Senegal  5 – 2  Uruguay
Diallo Goal 2'
Koukpaki Goal 8', Goal 29', Goal 31'
Sylla Goal 15'
Report Goal 6' Parrillo
Goal 8' Ricar
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Costa Rica Franklin Quesada



7 November 2007
11:00
Senegal  6 – 5
(a.e.t.)
 Italy
Kbengue Goal 2', Goal 19'
Koukpaki Goal 8', Goal 39'
Mbengue Goal 9'
Thioune Goal 35'
Report Goal 1' Palmacci
Goal 8', Goal 9' Pasquali
Goal 13' Maiorano
Goal 15' Feudi
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 4 500
Referee: Brazil Alberto Moreira



7 November 2007
14:00
Japan  2 – 3  Uruguay
Yamauchi Goal 5'
Arakaki Goal 17'
Report Goal 1' Parrillo
Goal 33' Ricar
Goal 35' Pampero
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Netherlands George Postma



Group D[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 14 12 +2 7
 France 3 1 1 1 11 10 +1 5
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 9 9 0 3
 United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 13 16 -3 0
3 November 2007
09:30
Nigeria  5 – 3  Argentina
Ibrahim Goal 4'
Uhunmwangho Goal 12'
Onigbo Goal 15'
Okemmiri Goal 16', Goal 21'
Report Goal 8' Casado
Goal 22' S.Hilaire
Goal 23' Andrade
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 4 000
Referee: Hungary Istvan Maszaros



3 November 2007
12:30
United Arab Emirates  5 – 6  France
Bashir Goal 5', Goal 23', Goal 26'
Sadeqi Goal 20'
Aljesmi Goal 35'
Report Goal 4', Goal 9' Basquaise
Goal 9', Goal 18', Goal 22', Goal 36' Samoun
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 3 000
Referee: Brazil Renato De Carlos



5 November 2007
11:30
Argentina  4 – 2  United Arab Emirates
F.Hilaire Goal 2', Goal 27'
Minici Goal 15'
Casado Goal 21'
Report Goal 5' Mesaabi
Goal 22' Sadeqi
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Spain Ruben Eiriz



5 November 2007
14:00
France  3 – 3
(a.e.t.)
(2 – 3 pens)
 Nigeria
Castro Goal 13'
François Goal 36'
Basquaise Goal 36'
Report Goal 11', Goal 20' Okpara
Goal 33' Usman
  Penalties  
François Penalty scored
Pérez Penalty scored
Samoun Penalty missed
2 – 3 Penalty scored Onigbo
Penalty scored Uhunmwangho
Penalty scored Olawale
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 300
Referee: Brazil Alberto Moreira



7 November 2007
09:30
France  2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
(2 – 1 pens)
 Argentina
Basquaise Goal 3'
François Goal 6'
Report Goal 18' E.Hilaire
Goal 26' Minici
  Penalties  
Castro Penalty scored
Pérez Penalty missed
François Penalty scored
2 – 1 Penalty scored Minici
Penalty missed Lopez
Penalty missed Casado
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 5 000
Referee: Costa Rica Erick Chavarria



7 November 2007
12:30
United Arab Emirates  6 – 6
(a.e.t.)
(0 – 1 pens)
 Nigeria
Alabadla Goal 9', Goal 10', Goal 23'
Albloushi Goal 12'
Karim Goal 22'
Bashir Goal 35'
Report Goal 4' Okpara
Goal 4' Okemmiri
Goal 5', Goal 7', Goal 15' Olawale
Goal 31' Usman
  Penalties  
Bashir Penalty missed 0 – 1 Penalty scored Olawale
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Brazil Ivo De Moraes

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
8 November 2007        
  Spain  4
10 November 2007
  Mexico  5  
  Mexico  5
8 November 2007
    Uruguay  2  
  Nigeria  1
11 November 2007
  Uruguay  3  
  Mexico  2
8 November 2007
    Brazil  8
  Brazil  10
10 November 2007
  Portugal  7  
  Brazil  6 Third place
8 November 2007
    France  2  
  Senegal  3   Uruguay (pens)  2 (1)
  France  6     France  2 (0)
11 November 2007

Quarter finals[edit]

8 November 2007
09:30
Spain  4 – 5  Mexico
Alvarez Goal 14'
Beiro Goal 14'
C.Torres Goal 16'
Adam Goal 32'
Report Goal 16', Goal 34' Villalobos
Goal 18' Gonzales
Goal 26' Plata
Goal 32' Salazar
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Switzerland Stephan Faessler



8 November 2007
11:00
Brazil  10 – 7  Portugal
Sidney Goal 2', Goal 4'
Andre Goal 11', Goal 27'
Buru Goal 12', Goal 34', Goal 36'
Daniel Goal 13', Goal 30'
Bruno Goal 16'
Report Goal 1', Goal 13', Goal 27', Goal 28', Goal 34' Madjer
Goal 3' Alan
Goal 5' Hernani
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Lithuania Sergejus Slyva



8 November 2007
12:30
Senegal  3 – 6  France
Thiaw Goal 13'
Dieng Goal 14'
Mbengue Goal 27'
Report Goal 1' Pérez
Goal 3' Ottavy
Goal 17' Ruggeri
Goal 27', Goal 33' François
Goal 30' Tanagro
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 6 000
Referee: Argentina Juan Rodriguez



8 November 2007
14:00
Nigeria  1 – 3  Uruguay
Ibrahim Goal 36' Report Goal 29' Matias
Goal 34' Ricar
Goal 36' Parrillo
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 1 000
Referee: Italy Fabio Polito



Semi finals[edit]

10 November 2007
09:30
Mexico  5 – 2  Uruguay
Plata Goal 1', Goal 20', Goal 32', Goal 35'
Villalobos Goal 36'
Report Goal 4', Goal 24' Ricar
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Lithuania Sergejus Slyva



10 November 2007
11:00
Brazil  6 – 2  France
Buru Goal 1', Goal 2'
Bruno Goal 9', Goal 16'
Betinho Goal 33', Goal 34'
Report Goal 1' Pérez
Goal 35' Basquaise
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Hungary Istvan Maszaros



Third place play off[edit]

11 November 2007
09:30
Uruguay  2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
(1 – 0 pens)
 France
Pampero Goal 6', Goal 30' Report Goal 1', Goal 10' Basquaise
  Penalties  
Ricar Penalty scored 1 – 0 Penalty missed Pérez
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Italy Fabio Polito



Final[edit]

11 November 2007
11:00
Mexico  2 – 8  Brazil
Villalobos Goal 14'
Plata Goal 36'
Report Goal 9', Goal 28' Andre
Goal 11', Goal 16' Bruno
Goal 14' Benjamin
Goal 19' Buru
Goal 22' Betinho
Goal 36' Negao
Copacabana Beach
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Spain Ruben Eiriz

Winners[edit]

 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Winners 

Brazil
Second (11th overall) title

Awards[edit]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
Brazil Buru Portugal Madjer Mexico Morgan Plata
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
Brazil Buru Mexico Morgan Plata Brazil Bruno
10 goals 9 goals 8 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
 Brazil

Top scorers[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Brazil
2  Mexico
3  Uruguay
4  France
5  Senegal
6  Nigeria
7  Spain
8  Portugal
9  Russia
10  Italy
11  Argentina
12  Iran
13  United States
14  United Arab Emirates
15  Japan
16  Solomon Islands

External links[edit]