2008 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

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2008 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host country Azerbaijan
Dates 18 September - 21 September
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (2nd title)
Runners-up   Switzerland
Third place  Azerbaijan
Fourth place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Goals scored 60 (6.67 per match)
2007
2009

The 2008 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the tenth Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's three major beach soccer championships of the 2008 beach soccer season, held in September 2008, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Spain won the championship for the second time, with Switzerland finishing second. Hosts Azerbaijan beat Norway in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively.

A record low six teams participated in the tournament who were split into two groups of three, playing each other once in the groups. The third placed teams in each group played in a fifth place play off, 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
 Spain 2 2 0 0 14 4 +10 6
 Norway 2 1 0 1 5 13 -8 3
 Italy 2 0 0 2 6 8 -2 0
Qualified for final Qualified for third place play off Qualified for fifth place play off
18 September 2008
Norway  4 – 3  Italy
Baku, Azerbaijan



19 September 2008
Spain  10 – 1  Norway
Baku, Azerbaijan



20 September 2008
Spain  4 – 3  Italy
Baku, Azerbaijan



Group B[edit]

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Switzerland 2 2 0 0 13 3 +10 6
 Azerbaijan 2 1 0 1 3 6 -3 3
 England 2 0 0 2 4 11 -7 0
Qualified for final Qualified for third place play off Qualified for fifth place play off
18 September 2008
Switzerland   8 – 3  England
Baku, Azerbaijan



19 September 2008
Azerbaijan  3 – 1  England
Baku, Azerbaijan



20 September 2008
Azerbaijan  0 – 5   Switzerland
Baku, Azerbaijan


Knockout stage[edit]

Fifth place play off[edit]

21 September 2008
Italy  5 – 1  England
Baku, Azerbaijan



Third place play off[edit]

21 September 2008
Azerbaijan  4 – 3  Norway
Baku, Azerbaijan



Final[edit]

21 September 2008
Spain  2 – 0   Switzerland
Baku, Azerbaijan

Winners[edit]

 2008 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Winners: 

Spain
Second title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Spain
2   Switzerland
3  Azerbaijan
4  Norway
5  Italy
6  England

References[edit]