2017 Euro Beach Soccer League

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2017 Euro Beach Soccer League
2017 EBSL stage 1 logo.png
Stage 1 logo of the 2017 EBSL
Tournament details
Host countries Serbia
Portugal
Russia
Hungary
Germany
Italy
Dates 23 June – 3 September
Teams 26 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 6 (in 6 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 92 (7.67 per match)
2016
2018
2017 Euro Beach Soccer League is located in Europe
Stage 1, Belgrade
Stage 1, Belgrade
Stage 3, Moscow
Stage 3, Moscow
Stage 2, Nazaré
Stage 2, Nazaré
Stage 4, Siófok
Stage 4, Siófok
Stage 5, Warnemünde
Stage 5, Warnemünde
Superfinal, TBA, Italy
Superfinal, TBA, Italy
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.

The Ukraine are the defending champions.

Calendar and locations[edit]

Dates Country City Stage
23–25 June  Serbia Belgrade Stage 1
7–9 July  Portugal Nazaré Stage 2
28–30 July  Russia Moscow Stage 3
11–13 August  Hungary Siófok Stage 4
25–27 August  Germany Warnemünde Stage 5
31 August – 3 September  Italy TBA Superfinal and Promotion Final

Teams[edit]

  Competing in Division A
  Competing in Division B
  Competed in previous editions but not this year
  Never competed in the EBSL

The following teams have entered this season, in the following divisions (12 in Division A, 14 in Division B).[1]

The numbers in brackets show the European ranking of each team prior to the start of the league, out of 36 nations.[2]

Division A[edit]

Division B[edit]

Notes:

1. Promoted from Division B at the end of the 2016 season
2. Relegated from Division A at the end of the 2016 season

Stage 1 (Belgrade, 23–25 June)[edit]

Matches are listed as local time in Belgrade, CEST (UTC+2)

All matches took place at the existing beach soccer arena at Ada Ciganlija,[3] with a capacity of 2,500.[4]

Awards[edit]

The following were presented after the conclusion of the final day. Awards apply to Division A only.[5]

Top scorer(s) Best player Best goalkeeper
Spain Llorenc Gomez
France Anthony Barbotti
4 goals Spain Llorenc Gomez France Lorenzo Dupin

Stage 2 (Nazaré, 7–9 July)[edit]

Stage 2 was originally scheduled to take place in Sanxenxo, Spain[6] but on 1 June, BSWW announced the stage was to be moved due to administrative issues, with Nazaré becoming the new host city.[7]

There are no Division B fixtures during this stage.

Division A[edit]

Stage 3 (Moscow, 28–30 July)[edit]

Stage 4 (Siófok, 11–13 August)[edit]

Stage 5 (Warnemünde, 25–27 August)[edit]

League tables[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "MEN'S BEACH SOCCER - FIXTURES". theroonba.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "OVERALL WORLD RANKING". beachsoccer.com. 8 June 2017. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "EBSL Belgrade June 23–25". Beach Soccer Worldwide Facebook. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Stadion". Beach Soccer Serbia (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Spain down Russia to earn Belgrade silverware". beachsoccer.com. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Euro Beach Soccer League - bigger and better than ever!". beachsoccer.com. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Euro Beach Soccer League and Women’s Euro Beach Soccer Cup move to Nazaré". beachsoccer.com. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.