FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA) is a process for European beach soccer to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, introduced by FIFA for the 2008 world cup and beyond. Before then the top five teams from the Euro Beach Soccer League qualified for the world cup but the new format gives more countries an opportunity to qualify. They are similar to the beach soccer championships in other confederations. Times when only four teams qualify is when the host nation of the world cup has been European that year.[1]
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 Fifth place
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2008 Benidorm, Spain
Spain
4 – 3
Portugal

Russia
4 – 2
Italy
N/A
2009 Castellón, Spain
Spain
4 – 4 (a.e.t.)

(13 – 12 p.)


Russia

Switzerland
8 – 6
Portugal

Italy
2011 Bibione, Italy
Ukraine
4 – 2
Portugal

Russia
5 – 2
Switzerland
N/A
2013 Moscow, Russia
Spain
5 – 3
Russia

Ukraine
3 – 0
Netherlands
N/A
2015 Jesolo, Italy
Russia
6 – 5
Switzerland

Italy
5 – 4
Spain
N/A

Successful nations[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Fifth place
 Spain 3 (2008, 2009, 2013) 1 (2015)
 Russia 1 (2015) 2 (2009, 2013) 2 (2008, 2011)
 Ukraine 1 (2011) 1 (2013)
 Portugal 2 (2008, 2011) 1 (2009)
 Switzerland 1 (2015) 1 (2009) 1 (2011)
 Italy 1 (2015) 1 (2008) 1 (2009)
 Netherlands 1 (2013)

Nations who have qualified for the World Cup[edit]

These are the nations who have been successful enough in the competition to qualify to appear in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, to represent Europe. The numbers in brackets shows how many times that country has qualified over the years the tournament has been held.

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