Beach Soccer World Cup 2001

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Beach Soccer World Cup 2001
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 11 February – 18 February
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up  France
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 144 (7.2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Portugal Alan (10 goals)
Best player Portugal Hernani

The Beach Soccer World Championships 2001 was the seventh edition of the Beach Soccer World Championships. The tournament took place in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil from February 11 to 18. It was also the first time that Brazil did not win the tournament and saw them finish outside the top three. Portugal became the champions.

Organisation[edit]

Twelve teams were split into four groups of three with the top two from each group advancing to the knock-out phase.

Teams[edit]

From the 12 teams, 6 teams came from Europe, 5 teams came from South America including the hosts Brazil and 1 team from North America.

European Zone:

South American Zone:

North American Zone:

Hosts:

Matches[edit]

Group stages[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 6 2 2 0 0 21 3 6
 Italy 3 2 1 0 1 4 13 3
 Germany 0 2 0 0 2 5 14 0
February 11, 2001
 Brazil 10–3  Germany
   

February 13, 2001
 Brazil 11–0  Italy
   

February 14, 2001
 Italy 4–2  Germany
   

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 France 6 2 2 0 0 12 6 6
 Peru 3 2 1 0 1 8 10 3
 Venezuela 0 2 0 0 2 7 11 0
February 12, 2001
 Peru 5–4  Venezuela
   

February 13, 2001
 France 6–3  Venezuela

February 14, 2001
 Peru 3–6  France

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Portugal 6 2 2 0 0 9 3 6
 United States 3 2 1 0 1 5 4 1
 Uruguay 0 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7
February 12, 2001
 United States 3–0  Uruguay
   

February 13, 2001
 United States 2–4  Portugal
   

February 14, 2001
 Portugal 5–1  Uruguay
   

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Argentina 6 2 2 0 0 6 0 6
 Spain 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 2
 Turkey 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4
February 12, 2001
 Spain 2–1  Turkey
   

February 13, 2001
 Argentina 3–0  Turkey
   

February 14, 2001
 Argentina 3–0  Spain
   

Quarter finals[edit]

February 16, 2001
France France 5–4 Italy Italy

February 16, 2001
Argentina Argentina 5–1 United States United States

February 16, 2001
Portugal Portugal 1–0 Spain Spain

February 16, 2001
Brazil Brazil 7–1 Peru Peru

Semi finals[edit]

February 17, 2001
Portugal Portugal 6–5 Brazil Brazil

February 17, 2001
France France 6–5 Argentina Argentina

Third/fourth place match[edit]

February 18, 2001
Argentina Argentina 6–5 Brazil Brazil

Final[edit]

February 18, 2001
Portugal Portugal 9–3 France France


2001 Beach Soccer World Cup Winners
Portugal
Portugal
First Title

Final team standings[edit]

Position Team
1 Portugal Portugal
2 France France
3 Argentina Argentina
4 Brazil Brazil
5 United States United States
6 Spain Spain
7 Peru Peru
8 Italy Italy
9 Venezuela Venezuela
10 Turkey Turkey
11 Uruguay Uruguay
12 Germany Germany

Awards[edit]

Scoring Award[edit]

Position Scorer Goals
1 Portugal Alan (Portugal) 10

Best Player Award[edit]

Player
Portugal Hernani (Portugal)

Best Goalkeeper Award[edit]

Player
France Pascal Olmeta (France)

Sources[edit]