FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA) is a European beach soccer tournament to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. It was introduced by FIFA in the 2008 world cup. Before 2008, 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
2005 France, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine selected to represent UEFA, no qualifiers held
2006 France, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain qualified through the 2006 Euro Beach Soccer League
2007 France, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Spain qualified through the 2007 Euro Beach Soccer League
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 qualified to appear in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup since 2005, to represent Europe.

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
 France 1st 3rd 4th QF 4
 Italy R1 R1 2nd QF QF q 6
 Netherlands R1 1
 Poland R1 1
 Portugal 2nd 4th QF 3rd 3rd 3rd q 7
 Russia R1 QF QF 1st 1st q 6
 Spain QF R1 QF 4th QF 2nd q 7
  Switzerland 2nd R1 q 3
 Ukraine QF R1 R1 3

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