2009 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

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2009 Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates 22 May - 24 May 2009
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Spain (3rd title)
Runners-up   Switzerland
Third place  Portugal
Fourth place  Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 106 (8.83 per match)

The 2009 Euro Beach Soccer Cup was the eleventh Euro Beach Soccer Cup, one of Europe's three major beach soccer championships of the 2009 beach soccer season, held in May 2009, in Rome, Italy. Spain won the championship for the third time, with former champions Switzerland finishing second. Six time champions Portugal beat Hungary 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
22 May 2009        
  Portugal  11
23 May 2009
  Poland  1  
  Portugal  6
22 May 2009
    Spain  7  
  Spain (pen.)  3
24 May 2009
  Russia  3  
  Spain  6
22 May 2009
     Switzerland  4
   Switzerland  9
23 May 2009
  France  3  
   Switzerland  6 Third place
22 May 2009
    Hungary  1  
  Italy  2   Portugal  7
  Hungary  5     Hungary  5
24 May 2009

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   Poland 1  
  QF2   Russia 6    
        Russia 8
        France 4
  QF3   France 3    
  QF4   Italy 1   Seventh place play off
  Poland 4
    Italy 3


 2009 Euro Beach Soccer Cup

Third title

Final standings[edit]

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