# BSWW Beach Soccer rankings

The Beach Soccer Worldwide Beach Soccer Rankings are rankings for international beach soccer teams put together by BSWW and FIFA after FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups have taken place. An individual rankings table for European nations also exists.

## FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup rankings table

### Scoring points

The nations are ranked based on their participation in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups between 2005 and 2011 with the most successful teams being ranked highest on the table. A point system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of games played at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups. Three points for a win in normal time, two points for a win in extra-time or penalties and no points for a loss. Therefore the points each nations has earned are worked out using this formula:

$\text{Points Earned} = (3 \times \text{Number of games won in normal time}) + (2 \times \text{Number of games won in extra time or on penalties})$

Sometimes two of the teams will have the same amount of points but one will be in a higher position than the other. This occurs as one team has achieved the same amount of points as the other in a fewer number of games. Teams that have not taken part in a world cup cannot score points, even 0, and therefore are not counted in the rankings table. The next time the table will be updated is after the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

### The table

The following table is the current rankings for the 30 nations who have qualified to any number of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups between 2006 and 2013.

Rankings as of the end of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Rank Chance Nation Matches Played Won Won + Points Earned Confederation
1  Brazil 36 31 3 99 CONMEBOL
2 4  Russia 23 16 1 47 UEFA
3 1  Portugal 28 11 4 42 UEFA
4 3  Spain 23 12 1 38 UEFA
5  El Salvador 21 11 1 47 CONCACAF
6 2  Uruguay 22 7 5 31 CONMEBOL
7 4  France 16 8 2 28 UEFA
8  Italy 20 6 4 26 UEFA
9 2  Senegal 14 5 3 21 CAF
10 1  Mexico 13 5 2 19 CONCACAF
11 1  Nigeria 14 5 2 19 CAF
12  Japan 22 4 2 16 AFC
13  Switzerland 9 5 0 15 UEFA
14 1  El Salvador 16 4 1 14 CONCACAF
15 1  Solomon Islands 15 4 0 12 OFC
16 7  Tahiti 9 3 1 11 OFC
17  United States 9 3 0 9 CONCACAF
18 2  Ukraine 6 2 0 6 UEFA
19 1  United Arab Emirates 12 2 0 6 AFC
20 4  Iran 16 2 0 6 AFC
21 2  Canada 4 1 1 5 CONCACAF
22 2  Bahrain 7 1 1 5 AFC
23 2  Ivory Coast 6 1 0 3 CAF
24 2  Poland 3 1 0 3 UEFA
25 NEW  Paraguay 3 1 0 3 CONMEBOL
26 NEW  Netherlands 3 0 1 2 UEFA
27 2  Cameroon 6 0 1 2 CAF
28 1  Costa Rica 3 0 0 0 CONCACAF
29 1  Oman 3 0 0 0 AFC
30 1  Venezuela 3 0 0 0 CONMEBOL

## European rankings

### Scoring points

The other rankings table is the European rankings table specifically for European nations. The points system used to rank nations in this table is much different than the system used to rank the world cup nations. Points are earned through nations competing in continental tournaments throughout the year. These points are then added to 70% of the amount of points earned in the previous year and 40% of the amount of points earned in the year before that. Therefore, to work out the points earned for nations at the end of 2010, this would be the formula used:

$\text{Points Earned} = \frac{\text{Points earned in 2008}}{100} \times 40 + \frac{\text{Points earned in 2009}}{100} \times 70 + \text{Points earned in 2010}$

These rankings are then used to seed the teams in Beach Soccer Worldwide competitions in the following year.

### Rankings

The following table is the rankings table after all competitions in 2010. This table will affect seeds in 2011 UEFA beach soccer competitions. A red block indicates that that nation did not compete in that beach soccer season and therefore earned zero points.

2010 Ranking Table[1]
Rank Nation 2008 Points
(40% of)
2009 Points
(70% of)
2010 Points (100%) Total Points
1  Portugal 395
(158)
645
(452)
860 1470
2  Russia 380
(152)
790
(553)
710 1415
3  Spain 345
(138)
820
(574)
430 1142
4  Switzerland 360
(144)
590
(413)
500 1057
5  Italy 370
(148)
445
(312)
455 915
6  France 335
(134)
385
(270)
240 644
7  Poland 325
(130)
260
(182)
330 642
8  Ukraine 175
(70)
60
(42)
400 512
9  Hungary 310
(124)
125
(88)
280 492
10  Romania 90
(36)
220
(154)
300 490
11  Turkey 140
(56)
130
(91)
200 347
12  England 270
(108)
120
(84)
150 342
13  Czech Republic 345
(138)
120
(84)
110 332
14  Netherlands 300
(120)
125
(88)
120 328
15  Azerbaijan 115
(46)
180
(126)
155 327
16  Greece 320
(128)
120
(84)
100 312
17  Norway 280
(112)
95
(67)
95 274
18  Germany 155
(62)
120
(84)
100 246
19  Estonia 275
(110)
60
(42)
60 212
20  Belarus 135
(54)
115
(81)
60 195
21  Austria 230
(92)
60
(42)
60 194
22  Andorra 215
(86)
60
(42)
35 163
23  Israel 0 60
(42)
115 157
24  Slovakia 120
(48)
0 35 83
25  Latvia 125
(50)
30
(21)
0 71
26  Moldova 0 0 60 60
27  Bulgaria 0 30
(21)
30 51
28  Lithuania 110
(44)
0 0 44
29  Belgium 0 60
(42)
0 42
30  Georgia 85
(34)
0 0 34
31  Kazakhstan 0 0 30 30

## References

1. ^ "BSWW – current ranking of European countries in 2010". plazovakopana.cz. Retrieved 30 January 2011.