2005 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

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2005 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates 2 December - 4 December 2005
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions   Switzerland (1st title)
Runners-up  Russia
Third place  Portugal
Fourth place  Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 101 (8.42 per match)

The 2005 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the seventh Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's two major beach soccer championships at the time, held in December 2005, in Moscow, Russia. Switzerland won the championship for the first time, with hosts Russia finishing second. Portugal beat Ukraine in the third place play off to finish third and fourth respectively. This was the first time since the tournament's establishment that Portugal had failed to reach the final and the first time Spain had finished outside the top four.

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
2 December 2005        
  Portugal (a.e.t.)  4
3 December 2005
  Spain  3  
  Portugal  3
2 December 2005
    Russia  5  
  Russia  2
4 December 2005
  Belgium  1  
  Russia  3
2 December 2005
     Switzerland  4
   Switzerland  6
3 December 2005
  France  4  
   Switzerland (pen.)  4 Third place
2 December 2005
    Ukraine  4  
  Ukraine  6   Portugal  5
  Italy  4     Ukraine  4
4 December 2005

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  Spain 8  
  QF2  Belgium 3    
       Spain 5
       Italy 4
  QF3  France 5    
  QF4  Italy 7   Seventh place play off
 France 4
   Belgium 3


 2005 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

First title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1   Switzerland
2  Russia
3  Portugal
4  Ukraine
5  Spain
6  Italy
7  France
8  Belgium