2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2011)|
|Event||2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup|
|Date||22 November 2009|
|Venue||Jumeirah Beach, Dubai|
|Referee||Ruben Eiriz (Spain)|
The 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final took place between Switzerland and Brazil on 22 November 2009 at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Brazil were the winners, winning by ten goals to five. Brazil have beaten fifteen other teams to be crowned FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2009 Winners. It was Brazil's fourth title in a row.
Roads to the final
Switzerland started their campaign in group D, along with winners Brazil, with a close win against the Bahrain, winning 6-5. Switzerland confirmed their place in the quarter-finals by beating Nigeria in their second game 7-2 and taking themselves up to 6 points. In Switzerland's final they lost 4-2 to Brazil suggesting a Brazil win for the final. Therefore, Switzerland finished second in group D.
As Switzerland were the runners-up of group B, they met the winners of group C, Russia in the quarter-finals. The game was closely tied but Switzerland sealed their victory with a late goal to win 4-2. This saw Switzerland move on to play Uruguay national beach soccer team in the semi-finals. The semi-final was a stronger performance by the Swiss. Going into the third period with a 4-1 lead, they never looked like the team that would lose and despite Uruguay's best efforts, they never even got back on level terms allowing Switzerland to win 7-4 and move on comfortably into the final against 12 time winners, Brazil.
Brazil started their world cup campaign as defending champions, in group D, along with Switzerland, comfortably beating Nigeria 11-5, with a hat-rick from Bruno and seven different scorers in all. Brazil continued to perform with a 8-1 win against Bahrain, the same result as against Japan at this stage of the competition in 2008, with Buru this time claiming four goals. Finally, Brazil finished off with a decent 4-2 win against Switzerland, who they would eventually beat in the final, finishing on top of the group with 9 points.
In the quarter-finals, Brazil played the runners-up of group C, Italy, who they beat in last years final. Italy may have been up for revenge but despite a challenge for Brazil, a hat-trick from André helped Brazil onto a 6-4 win to progress on into the semi-finals. In the semi-finals Brazil met Portugal, again, at the same stage they did last year. However despite the epic 5-4 win for Brazil last time, this match was much more one sided and with seven unique scorers yet again, Brazil eased past Portugal, 8-2, to make it to another final.
22 November 2009
|André 6', 23'
Betinho 8', 23'
Buru 8', 15'
Sidney 31' (pen.)
Attendance: 6 000
Referee: Ruben Eiriz
|Shots on target||20||12|
- "FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Brazil 10:5 (4:1 4:0 2:4) Switzerland - Statistics". FIFA.com. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2012.