CAF Beach Soccer Championship

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The CAF Beach Soccer Championship is the main championship for beach soccer in Africa. The first championship was held in September 2006 in Durban, South Africa, as all following tournaments were until 2011, when the tournament was moved to Casablanca, Morocco. The two finalists of the competition qualify for the following FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The most successful nation is Senegal, who have won the tournament three of the six times, and have qualified for the World Cup four times.
Now that the World Cup takes place every two years, so will the qualifiers, starting with the qualifiers for the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Tournaments[edit]

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2005 South Africa selected to represent CAF, no qualifiers held
2006 Durban, South Africa
Cameroon
5 – 3
Nigeria

Egypt
8 – 3
Côte d'Ivoire
2007 Durban, South Africa
Nigeria
6 – 5
Senegal

Côte d'Ivoire
2 – 0
South Africa
2008 Durban, South Africa
Senegal
12 – 6
Cameroon

Côte d'Ivoire
6 – 3
Egypt
2009 Durban, South Africa
Nigeria
7 – 4
Côte d'Ivoire

Senegal
6 – 4
Egypt
2011 Casablanca, Morocco
Senegal
7 – 4
Nigeria

Egypt
4 – 4 aet
(1 – 0) pen

Madagascar
2013 El Jadida, Morocco
Senegal
4 – 1
Côte d'Ivoire

Morocco
7 – 2
Nigeria
2015 Roche Caiman, Seychelles

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
 Senegal 3 (2008, 2011, 2013) 1 (2007) 1 (2009) -
 Nigeria 2 (2007, 2009) 2 (2006, 2011) - 1 (2013)
 Cameroon 1 (2006) 1 (2008) - -
 Côte d'Ivoire - 2 (2009, 2013) 2 (2007, 2008) 1 (2006)
 Egypt - - 2 (2006, 2011) 2 (2008, 2009)
 Morocco - - 1 (2013) -
 Madagascar - - - 1 (2011)
 South Africa - - - 1 (2007)

Nations who have qualified for the World Cup[edit]

These are the nations who have qualified to appear in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup since 2005, to represent Africa.

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R1 – Round 1 (group stage)
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    – Hosts
Team Brazil
2005
Brazil
2006
Brazil
2007
Brazil
2008
United Arab Emirates
2009
Italy
2011
French Polynesia
2013
Portugal
2015
Total
 Cameroon R1 R1 2
 Ivory Coast R1 R1 2
 Madagascar q 1
 Nigeria R1 QF R1 QF 4
 Senegal QF R1 QF R1 q 4
 South Africa R1 1

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