2019 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

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2019 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
2019 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Dates5–9 November
Teams8 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (3rd title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place United Arab Emirates
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored138 (6.9 per match)
2018
2020

The 2019 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup was the ninth edition of the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, an annual international beach soccer tournament contested by men's national teams. Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since its inception, this year's event occurs between 5 and 9 November.[1] The tournament was organised by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).[2] Unlike in previous editions, there was no lead sponsor this year.

The Intercontinental Cup is typically seen as the biggest tournament in the current international beach soccer calendar after the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[2] Similar in nature to that of the FIFA Confederations Cup,[3] eight nations took part.

The tournament started with a round robin group stage. The winners and runners-up from each group advanced to the knockout stage, a series of single-elimination matches, beginning with the semi-finals and ending with the final. Consolation matches were also played to determine other final rankings.

The season-ending Beach Soccer Stars awards were also presented in Dubai as a conclusion to the tournament.[4]

Iran were the defending champions and successfully retained their title, winning a third Intercontinental Cup crown by beating Spain 6–3 in the final.[5] Hosts UAE matched their best previous performance of third place for the first time since 2013.[6]

Participating teams[edit]

The following eight teams took part.

Overall, Europe and Asia were represented by three nations; Africa and North America, one nation each. Oceania, and for the first time, South America, did not enter any teams.[7]

Team Confederation Recent achievements Participation
 United Arab Emirates AFC Hosts1 9th
 Iran AFC 2018 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup winners 7th
 Japan AFC 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship winners 3rd
 Egypt CAF 2018 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations third place 5th
 Mexico CONCACAF 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship winners 5th
 Russia UEFA 2019 Euro Beach Soccer League runners-up 9th
 Spain UEFA 2019 Euro Beach Soccer League third place 2nd
 Italy UEFA 2019 Euro Beach Soccer League fourth place 2nd

1. Qualified as hosts, but also achieved a 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship runners-up finish

Venue[edit]

The tournament took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; this edition was held at a purpose-built arena on Kite Beach, Jumeirah 3, for the second consecutive year with a capacity of 2,500.[8]

Sponsors[edit]

The following were the official sponsors of the tournament:[9]

Draw[edit]

The draw to split the eight teams into two groups of four took place on 9 October at the Dubai Sports Council headquarters at 11:00 GST (UTC+4)[10][11] and was conducted by former Real Madrid defender, Míchel Salgado.[4]

For the purposes of the draw, the nations were divided into two pots, shown in the table below; the teams were split based on their BSWW World Ranking – the top three teams plus the hosts were placed into Pot 1 whilst the lowest four teams of the ranking were placed in Pot 2. As each was drawn, the placement of the teams alternated back and forth between Groups A and B. The hosts, the United Arab Emirates, were automatically allocated to position A1.

The composition of the pots is shown below:[12]

Pot 1 Pot 2
  1. ^ Assigned to A1
Note: The numbers in parentheses show the world ranking of the teams at the time of the draw.[13]

Group stage[edit]

Matches are listed as local time in Dubai, GST (UTC+4)

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 1 0 1 1 12 12 0 4 Knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates (H) 3 0 1 1 1 9 7 +2 3
3  Japan 3 1 0 0 2 9 8 +1 3 5th–8th place play-offs
4  Italy 3 1 0 0 2 16 19 −3 3
Source: BSWW
(H) Host.
Japan 6–4 Italy
  • Okuyama Goal 12'33'
  • Oba Goal 20'
  • Akaguma Goal 25'30'
  • Yamauchi Goal 35'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 9'33' Gori
  • Goal 12' Zurlo
  • Goal 35' Ramacciotti
Referee: Oezcan Sultanolu (Turkey)
Spain 2–2 (a.e.t.) United Arab Emirates
  • Chiky Goal 11'
  • Javi Torres Goal 33'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 18' A. Ali
  • Goal 30' A. Bashr
Penalties
Chiky Penalty missed
Suarez Penalty scored
Llorenç Penalty scored
2–1 Penalty missed Almuntaser
Penalty scored A. Ali
Penalty missed W. Beshr
Referee: Vladimir Tashkov (Bulgaria)

Japan 2–3 Spain
  • Matsuda Goal 2'
  • Oba Goal 36'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 11' Chiky
  • Goal 26' Javi Torres
  • Goal 31' Adril
Referee: Antonio Pereira (Portugal)
United Arab Emirates 6–4 (a.e.t.) Italy
  • A. Beshr Goal 11'38'
  • Walid Goal 12'
  • Kamal Goal 15'
  • A. Mohammadi Goal 22'39'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 17' Ramacciotti
  • Goal 19' Giordani
  • Goal 34'34' Montani
Referee: Jurijs Ivusins (Latvia)

Italy 8–7 Spain
  • Gori Goal 6' (pen.)8'17'
  • Frainetti Goal 13'27' (pen.)
  • Carpita Goal 15'
  • Josep Jr. Goal 16'
  • Ramacciotti Goal 33'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 5'15'20' Suarez
  • Goal 9'21'23' Cintas
  • Goal 17' Frutos
Referee: Yuichi Hatano (Japan)
United Arab Emirates 1–1 (a.e.t.) Japan
  • Matsuda Goal 36' (o.g.)
Report(ru)
Penalties
A. Ali Penalty missed
Kamal Penalty scored
W. Beshr Penalty scored
2–1 Penalty scored Ozu
Penalty missed Okuyama
Penalty missed Oba
Referee: Oezcan Sultanolu (Turkey)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 3 2 0 1 0 15 10 +5 7 Knockout stage
2  Russia 3 2 0 0 1 11 7 +4 6
3  Egypt 3 1 0 0 2 10 11 −1 3 5th–8th place play-offs
4  Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 6 14 −8 0
Source: BSWW
Egypt 3–5 Russia
  • Moustafa Goal 5'
  • Mohamed Goal 8'30'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 7'12' Raskin
  • Goal 9' Novikov
  • Goal 14' Pavlenko
  • Goal 15' (pen.) Kryshanov
Referee: Ibrahim Al Raeesi (United Arab Emirates)
Iran 7–4 Mexico
  • Ahmadzadeh Goal 4'36'
  • Mokhtari Goal 8'16'
  • Akbari Goal 17'30'
  • Masoumizadeh Goal 35'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 6' Maldonado
  • Goal 8'29' Vizcarra
  • Goal 36' Villaseñor
Referee: Yuichi Hatano (Japan)

Russia 3–1 Mexico
  • Zharikov Goal 8'
  • Nikonorov Goal 19'
  • Kryshanov Goal 30'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 20' N. Martinez
Referee: Turki Al Salehi (Oman)
Iran 5–3 Egypt
  • Kiani Goal 11'
  • A. Akbari Goal 21'27'33'
  • Masoumizadeh Goal 23'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 4' M. Samir
  • Goal 20' A. Hassan
  • Goal 27' M. Sasa
Referee: Ibrahim Al Raeesi (United Arab Emirates)

Mexico 1–4 Egypt
  • Hassane Goal 13' (o.g.)
Report(ru)
  • Goal 22' A. Elshahat
  • Goal 26' Hassane
  • Goal 28' Mostafa
  • Goal 36' A. Hassan
Referee: Fallah Hassan Mohammed Al Balushi (Oman)
Russia 3–3 (a.e.t.) Iran
  • Chuzhkov Goal 2'
  • Raskin Goal 20'
  • Nikonorov Goal 35'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 22' Akbari
  • Goal 24' Mirshekari
  • Goal 30' (o.g.) Kryshanov
Penalties
Kryshanov Penalty scored
Nikonorov Penalty scored
Novikov Penalty scored
Fedorov Penalty scored
Zharikov Penalty missed
4–5 Penalty scored Masoumizadeh
Penalty scored Mokhtari
Penalty scored Kiani
Penalty scored Mirshekari
Penalty scored Shirmohammadi
Referee: Antonio Pereira (Portugal)

5th–8th place play-offs[edit]

The teams finishing in third and fourth place are knocked out of title-winning contention, receding to play in consolation matches to determine 5th through 8th place in the final standings.

 
5th–8th place semi-finalsFifth place play-off
 
      
 
8 November
 
 
 Egypt 4
 
9 November
 
 Italy 3
 
 Egypt 2
 
8 November
 
 Japan 7
 
 Japan 5
 
 
 Mexico 4
 
Seventh place play-off
 
 
9 November
 
 
 Italy 3
 
 
 Mexico 2

5th–8th place semi-finals[edit]

Egypt 4–3 Italy
  • Hosaniy Goal 15'
  • A. Elshahat Goal 19'
  • Mohamed Goal 20'
  • A. Hassan Goal 31'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 16' Josep Jr.
  • Goal 30' Montani
  • Goal 36' Palmacci
Referee: Yuichi Hatano (Japan)
Japan 5–4 Mexico
  • Ozu Goal 19'24'
  • Matsuda Goal 30'
  • Oba Goal 31'
  • Matsuo Goal 34'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 3'16' N. Martinez
  • Goal 13'13' Maldonado
Referee: Antonio Pereira (Portugal)

Seventh place play-off[edit]

Italy 3–2 Mexico
  • Giordani Goal 9'
  • Zurlo Goal 19'35'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 20' N. Martinez
  • Goal 21' Macias
Referee: Turki Al Salehi (Oman)

Fifth place play-off[edit]

Egypt 2–7 Japan
  • Moustafa Goal 22'33'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 4' Ozu
  • Goal 9' Yamauchi
  • Goal 12' (pen.) Okuyama
  • Goal 16' Komaki
  • Goal 22' Matsuda
  • Goal 34' Oba
  • Goal 36' Matsuo
Referee: Jurijs Ivusins (Latvia)

Knockout stage[edit]

The group winners and runners-up progress to the knockout stage to continue to compete for the title.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 November
 
 
 Spain 4
 
9 November
 
 Russia 2
 
 Spain 3
 
8 November
 
 Iran 6
 
 Iran (p)1 (4)
 
 
 United Arab Emirates 1 (3)
 
Third place play-off
 
 
9 November
 
 
 Russia 1
 
 
 United Arab Emirates (a.e.t.)2

Semi finals[edit]

Spain 4–2 Russia
  • Llorenç Goal 10'
  • Adril Goal 18'
  • Chiky Goal 28'
  • Javi Torres Goal 29'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 19' Nikonorov
  • Goal 27' Fedorov
Referee: Turki Al Salehi (Oman)
Iran 1–1 (a.e.t.) United Arab Emirates
  • Behzadpour Goal 9'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 31' Walid
Penalties
Shirmohammadi Penalty missed
Mirshekari Penalty scored
Kiani Penalty scored
Piramoun Penalty scored
Masoumizadeh Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty missed Ali Karim
Penalty scored Hasham
Penalty scored W. Beshr
Penalty scored A. Ali
Penalty missed Kamal
Referee: Vladimir Tashkov (Bulgaria)

Third place play-off[edit]

Russia 1–2 (a.e.t.) United Arab Emirates
  • Nikonorov Goal 36'
Report(ru)
  • Goal 6'38' W. Beshr
Referee: Yuichi Hatano (Japan)

Final[edit]

Spain 3–6 Iran
  • Llorenç Goal 11'
  • Suarez Goal 12'
  • Frutos Goal 15' (pen.)
Report(ru)
  • Goal 3' Kiani
  • Goal 6' Piramoun
  • Goal 19' Mokhtari
  • Goal 22' Behzadpour
  • Goal 29' Ahmadzadeh
  • Goal 33' Masoumizadeh
Referee: Antonio Pereira (Portugal)

Awards[edit]

Winners trophy[edit]

 2019 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
Champions 

Iran
Third title

Individual awards[edit]

Top scorer
Iran Amir Akbari
6 goals
Best player
United Arab Emirates Waleed Beshr
Best goalkeeper
United Arab Emirates Mohamad Al Jasmi
Source

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
  • Iran Amir Akbari
5 goals
  • Italy Gabriele Gori
  • Japan Takaaki Oba
4 goals
  • Spain Eduard Suarez
  • Mexico Nestor Martinez
  • Russia Boris Nikonorov
3 goals
  • Spain Jose Cintas
  • Spain Javi Torres
  • Spain Salvador "Chiky" Ardil
  • Iran Mohammadali Mokhtari
  • Iran Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
  • Iran Mohammad Masoumizadeh
  • Mexico Ramon Maldonado
  • United Arab Emirates Ahmed Beshr
  • Italy Dario Ramacciotti
  • Italy Emmanuele Zurlo
  • Italy Marcello Percia Montani
  • Japan Keisuke Matsuda
  • Japan Ozu Moreira
  • Egypt Abdelrahman Hassan
  • Egypt Mohamed Abdelnaby
  • Egypt Moustafa Shaaban
  • Russia Vladimir Raskin
  • Japan Masanori Okuyama
2 goals
  • Spain Llorenç Gomez
  • Spain David Adril
  • Iran Mostafa Kiani
  • Iran Hamid Behzadpour
  • United Arab Emirates Waleed Beshr
  • United Arab Emirates Ali Mohammadi
  • United Arab Emirates Walid Mohammadi
  • Italy Josep Junior
  • Italy Marco Giordani
  • Japan Naoya Matsuo
  • Japan Shusei Yamauchi
  • Egypt Ahmed Elshahat
  • Egypt Mostafa Samir
  • Mexico Jose Vizcarra
  • Spain Adrian Frutos
  • Italy Alessio Frainetti
  • Russia Viktor Kryshanov
1 goal
  • Egypt Elhusseini Taha Rashed
  • Iran Ali Mirshekari
  • Iran Saeid Piramoun
  • United Arab Emirates Kamal Ali Sulaiman
  • United Arab Emirates Abbas Ali
  • Italy Andrea Carpita
  • Italy Paolo Palmacci
  • Japan Takuya Akaguma
  • Japan Masayuki Komaki
  • Egypt Moustafa Aly Mohamed
  • Egypt Hassane Mohamed Hassane
  • Mexico Diego Villasenor
  • Mexico Daniel Macias
  • Russia Maxim Chuzhkov
  • Russia Andrey Novikov
  • Russia Alexey Pavlenko
  • Russia Ostap Fedorov
  • Russia Vladislav Zharikov
Own goals
  • Japan Keisuke Matsuda (vs. UAE)
  • Egypt Hassane Mohamed Hassane (vs. Mexico)
  • Russia Viktor Kryshanov (vs. Iran (Group stage))

Source: BSRussia

Final standings[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B  Iran 5 3 0 2 0 22 14 +8 11 Champions
2 A  Spain 5 2 0 1 2 19 20 −1 7 Runners-up
3 A  United Arab Emirates 5 0 2 1 2 12 9 +3 5 Third place
4 B  Russia 5 2 0 0 3 14 13 +1 6
5 A  Japan 5 3 0 0 2 21 14 +7 9 Eliminated in
Group stage
6 B  Egypt 5 2 0 0 3 16 21 −5 6
7 A  Italy 5 2 0 0 3 22 25 −3 6
8 B  Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 12 22 −10 0
Source: BSWW

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