CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

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The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is the main championship for beach soccer in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In both 2005 and 2007, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL held joint championships.[1] In 2007, the successful teams of the competition qualified to play in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, whereas the 2005 tournament was unattached from the World Cup. This was not the way teams qualified for the 2005 World Cup.

In 2006, when FIFA introduced the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers, the championship became the way to qualify for the World Cup, so CONCACAF and CONMEBOL held two separate championships. From 2008 onwards, due to the number of teams from each confederation trying to qualify, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have decided to always have separate championships.

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. The top two teams from the tournament qualify to play in the next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Joint Championships (with CONMEBOL)[edit]

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2005 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil
5 – 2
Uruguay

United States
4 – 2
Argentina
2007 Acapulco, Mexico
United States
4 – 3
Uruguay

Argentina
6 – 5
Mexico

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth place
 United States 1 (2007) - 1 (2005) -
 Brazil 1 (2005) - - -
 Uruguay - 2 (2005, 2007) - -
 Argentina - - 1 (2007) 1 (2005)
 Mexico - - - 1 (2007)

CONCACAF Championships[edit]

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2006 Puntarenas, Costa Rica
United States
N/A
Canada

Costa Rica
N/A
Mexico
2008 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico
N/A
El Salvador

United States
N/A
Costa Rica
2009 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
El Salvador
6 – 3
Costa Rica

Mexico
5 – 4
United States
2011 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico
5 – 3
El Salvador

United States
7 – 5
Costa Rica
2013 Nassau, Bahamas
United States
5 – 4
(a.e.t.)

El Salvador

Mexico
8 – 7
Costa Rica

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth place
 United States 2 (2006, 2013) - 2 (2008, 2011) 1 (2009)
 Mexico 2 (2008, 2011) - 2 (2009, 2013) 1 (2006)
 El Salvador 1 (2009) 3 (2008, 2011, 2013) - -
 Costa Rica - 1 (2009) 1 (2006) 3 (2008, 2011, 2013)
 Canada - 1 (2006) - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF: Historical Stats

External links[edit]