2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)
Tournament details
Host country Spain
Dates 11–18 May 2008
Teams 24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (1st title)
Runners-up  Portugal
Third place  Russia
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 52
Goals scored 381 (7.33 per match)
2009

The 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (UEFA) was the first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification championship for Europe, held in May 2008, in Benidorm, Spain. Hosts Spain won the championship, with Portugal finishing second and Russia winning the third place play of to finish third, beating Italy who finished fourth. The four nations moved on to play in the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Marseille, France from July 17 - July 27. France qualified as the fifth European nation, being the hosts of the world cup.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

24 teams confirmed their participation in the competition.

Group stage[edit]

The 24 teams were drawn into 6 groups of 4 teams.

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Group E[edit]

Group F[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
15 July            
  Spain  6
16 July
  Norway  3  
  Spain  7
15 July
    Czech Republic  1  
  Czech Republic  4
17 July
  Hungary  1  
  Spain  3
15 July
    Italy  3 (1-0)p  
  Italy  4
16 July
  Belarus  3  
  Italy  8
15 July
    Ukraine  3  
  Ukraine  6
18 July
  England  0  
  Spain  4
15 July
    Portugal  3
  Portugal  8
16 July
  Latvia  1  
  Portugal  8
15 July
    Greece  0  
  Greece  4
17 July
  Germany  3 (AET)  
  Portugal  2
15 July
    Russia  1   Third Place
  Russia  6
16 July 18 July
  Estonia  0  
  Russia  3   Russia  4
15 July
     Switzerland  2     Italy  2
   Switzerland  4
  Poland  3  

Round of 16[edit]

15 May 2008
Spain  6 – 3  Norway
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Czech Republic  4 – 1  Hungary
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Italy  4 – 3  Belarus
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Ukraine  6 – 0  England
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Portugal  8 – 1  Latvia
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Greece  4 – 3 (AET)  Germany
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Russia  6 – 0  Estonia
Benidorm



15 May 2008
Switzerland   4 – 3  Poland
Benidorm



Quarter finals[edit]

16 May 2008
Spain  7 – 1  Czech Republic
Benidorm



16 May 2008
Italy  8 – 3  Ukraine
Benidorm



16 May 2008
Portugal  8 – 0  Greece
Benidorm



16 May 2008
Russia  3 – 2   Switzerland
Benidorm



Semi finals[edit]

17 May 2008
Spain  3 – 3
(penalty) (1-0)
 Italy
Benidorm



17 May 2008
Portugal  2 – 1  Russia
Benidorm



Third place play off[edit]

18 May 2008
Russia  4 – 2  Italy
Benidorm



Final[edit]

18 May 2008
Spain  4 – 3  Portugal
Benidorm

Winners[edit]

 (2008) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup:
Qualification (UEFA) Winners 

Spain
First title

References[edit]

http://theroonba.com/beach08.htm