Locations of the five stages and the Superfinal of the 2017 Euro Beach Soccer League
The 2017 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) is the 20th edition of the annual, premier European competition in beach soccer contested between men's national teams, in a league and play-off format.
This season teams continue to take part in two divisions, the top tier (Division A) and the bottom tier (Division B). Twelve teams continue to contest Division A as in recent seasons, consisting of the top eleven finishers from last year plus Azerbaijan who were promoted to the top tier. Division B continues to accommodate fourteen nations as in the previous year; the thirteen nations which did not gain promotion from last season, plus Romania who were relegated from the top tier. No nations have made their debut nor have returned to the tournament after an absence from competing.
This season, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the competition, additional matches have been scheduled for a total of five stages of fixtures. Each team from Division A will play in two stages whilst each team from Division B will play in one stage. During each stage the participating nations will earn points for the overall league tables.
At the end of the stages, according to the league tables, the eight best teams in Division A will advance to the Superfinal to then compete directly to become the winners of this year's EBSL. Meanwhile the top seven teams in Division B (the stage winners and best runners-up) and the team ranked bottom of Division A will play in the Promotion Final to try to earn a spot in Division A next year.