2002 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

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2002 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 15 February - 17 February 2002
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (3rd title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  France
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 138 (11.5 per match)

The 2002 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the fourth Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's two major beach soccer championships at the time, held in February 2002, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Portugal won the championship, claiming their second successive title and third overall, with hosts Spain finishing second. France beat Italy in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively.

Eight teams participated in the tournament who played in a straightforward knockout tournament, starting with the quarter finals, with extra matches deciding the nations who finished in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place.[1]

Participating nations[edit]


Main tournament[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
15 February 2002        
  France  7
16 February 2002
  Germany  4  
  France  3
15 February 2002
    Portugal  9  
  Portugal  7
17 February 2002
   Switzerland  5  
  Portugal  2
15 February 2002
    Spain  1
  Italy  5
16 February 2002
  England  2  
  Italy  7 Third place
15 February 2002
    Spain  8  
  Spain  11   France  9
  Republic of Ireland  0     Italy  6
17 February 2002

Fifth to eighth place deciding matches[edit]

The following matches took place between the losing nations in the quarter finals to determine the final standings of the nations finishing in fifth to eighth place. The semi finals took place on the same day of the semi finals of the main tournament and the play offs took place on the day of the final.

  Fifth to eighth place semi finals     Fifth place play off
  QF1   Germany 9  
  QF2    Switzerland 6    
        England 5
        Germany 2
  QF3   England 11    
  QF4   Republic of Ireland 3   Seventh place play off
   Switzerland 10
    Republic of Ireland 6


 2002 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

Third title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Portugal
2  Spain
3  France
4  Italy
5  England
6  Germany
7   Switzerland
8  Republic of Ireland