CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship

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The CONMEBOL Beach Soccer Championship is the main championship for beach soccer in South America. 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 three teams from the tournament qualify to play in the next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Joint Championships (with CONCACAF)[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)

CONMEBOL Championships[edit]

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2006 Macaé, Brazil
Brazil
9 – 2
Uruguay

Argentina
2 – 0
Venezuela
2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brazil
6 – 1
Argentina

Uruguay
5 – 1
Venezuela
2009 Montevideo, Uruguay
Brazil
10 – 1
Uruguay

Argentina
9 – 8
Ecuador
2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil
6 – 2
Argentina

Venezuela
5 – 2
Colombia
2013 Merlo, Argentina
Argentina
6 – 2
Paraguay

Brazil
11 – 5
Ecuador
2015 Manta, Ecuador

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth place
 Brazil 4 (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011) 1 (2013)
 Argentina 1 (2013) 2 (2008, 2011) 2 (2006, 2009)
 Uruguay 2 (2006, 2009) 1 (2008)
 Paraguay 1 (2013)
 Venezuela 1 (2011) 2 (2006, 2008)
 Ecuador 2 (2009, 2013)
 Colombia 1 (2011)

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 South America.

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
 Argentina QF QF R1 QF R1 R1 QF 7
 Brazil 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 7
 Paraguay R1 1
 Uruguay QF 2nd 3rd QF 4th 5
 Venezuela R1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF: Historical Stats

External links[edit]