2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

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2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol Playa FIFA 2019
2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryParaguay
CityAsunción
Dates21 November – 1 December
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
2017
2021

The 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be the 10th FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the premier international beach soccer championship contested by men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. Previous editions before 2005 were not governed by FIFA and were held under the title Beach Soccer World Championships. Overall this will be the 20th edition of the World Cup since its establishment in 1995. This will be the fifth tournament to take place under the biennial basis; the World Cup now takes place once every two years, having taken place annually until 2009.

The tournament was confirmed publicly on 3 November 2017, during the annual FIFA Beach Soccer Workshop in Dubai as part of the recently renewed partnership between FIFA and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).[1] In October 2018, it was announced the tournament will take place in Paraguay at the city of Asunción,[2] between 21 November and 1 December 2019.[3][4][5] This marks the first time that Paraguay will host a FIFA event and that a landlocked country will receive the World Cup.[6] Belarus will make their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup debut.

Brazil are the defending champions.

Host selection[edit]

The bidding schedule to determine the hosts was as follows:[7]

  • 14 June 2018 – FIFA opens bidding process.
  • 29 June 2018 – Deadline for national associations to declare interest of hosting to FIFA.
  • 6 July 2018 – FIFA send documents detailing the application campaign and conditions of participation for associations to analyse.
  • 27 July 2018 – Deadline for associations to agree to terms of documents and submit an official bid.
  • 14 September 2018 – Deadline for nations to prepare and submit their complete bidding packages to be evaluated by FIFA.
  • 26 October 2018 – Hosts announced by FIFA.

Countries known to have declared interest in bidding to host the competition are inclusive of but not exclusive to:

On 1 October 2018, the FIFA Organising Committee recommended hosting be awarded to Paraguay as they were the only association to make an official bid after the initial declaration of interest stage.[10] Confirmation of the awarding of hosting rights to Paraguay was announced at the FIFA Council meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on 26 October 2018.[11]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to Paraguay who qualified automatically as hosts, 15 other teams qualified from six separate continental competitions. The slot allocation was also decided at the FIFA Council meeting on 26 October 2018.[12]

The process of qualification to the World Cup finals began on 9 September 2018 and ended on 27 July 2019.

Note: All appearance statistics below include only the FIFA era (since 2005); see: National team appearances in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for inclusion of the pre-FIFA era (1995–2004) stats.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team App Last Best performance
AFC
(Asia)
2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship  Japan 10th 2017 Fourth place (2005)
 Oman 3rd 2015 Group stage (2011, 2015)
 United Arab Emirates 6th 2017 Group stage (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017)
CAF
(Africa)
2018 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations  Nigeria 6th 2017 Quarter-finals (2007, 2011)
 Senegal 7th 2017 Quarter-finals (2007, 2011, 2017)
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship  Mexico 6th 2017 Runners-up (2007)
 United States 5th 2013 Group stage (2005, 2006, 2007, 2013)
CONMEBOL
(South America)
Host nation  Paraguay 4th 2017 Quarter-finals (2017)
2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)  Brazil 10th 2017 Champions (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2017)
 Uruguay 6th 2009 Runners-up (2006)
OFC (Oceania) 2019 OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup  Tahiti 5th 2017 Runners-up (2015, 2017)
UEFA
(Europe)
2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)  Belarus 1st n/a Debut
 Italy 8th 2017 Runners-up (2008)
 Russia 7th 2015 Champions (2011, 2013)
  Switzerland 5th 2017 Runners-up (2009)
 Portugal 9th 2017 Champions (2015)

Venue[edit]

One venue is expected to be used in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción, on the grounds of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee headquarters.[2]

Asunción
2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Paraguay)
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
25°15′29.9″S 57°32′7.3″W / 25.258306°S 57.535361°W / -25.258306; -57.535361
Capacity: 3,000[2]

Organisation[edit]

The official emblem was unveiled on 18 July 2019.[22]

Draw[edit]

The draw to split the 16 teams into four groups of four took place on 13 September 2019 at 19:30 PYT (UTC−4), at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Asunción, Paraguay.[23][24] The draw was assisted by Roberto Acuna of Paraguay and Júnior of Brazil who both formerly represented their respective national teams at World Cups in both association football and beach soccer.[23] CONMEBOL president, Alejandro Domínguez and Paraguayan Football Association (APF) president, Robert Harrison, also took part in the presentation.[25]

For the purpose of the draw, the teams were divided into four pots each containing four teams. The teams were allocated into the respective pots based on their previous performances at the World Cup.[26] Initially, two teams from Pot 1 were automatically allocated to the groups – Paraguay, as the hosts, were assigned to position A1 and Brazil, as the defending champions, were assigned to position D1.[23] Teams from the same confederation could not be drawn into the same group, except for UEFA for which one group was permitted to contain two, since UEFA are represented by five teams.[23]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Squads[edit]

Each team have to name a preliminary squad of between 12 and 18 players. From the preliminary squad, the team have to name a final squad of 12 players (two of whom must be goalkeepers) by the FIFA deadline. Players in the final squad can be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.[27]

Group stage[edit]

Each team earns three points for a win in regulation time, two points for a win in extra time, one point for a win in a penalty shoot-out, and no points for a defeat. The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals.

All times are local, PYST (UTC−3).[28]

Tiebreakers[edit]

The ranking of teams in the group stage is determined as follows:[27]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches;
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 points;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Paraguay (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Switzerland  Match 2 United States
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Paraguay Match 4 Japan
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

United States Match 10 Japan
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Paraguay Match 12  Switzerland
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Japan Match 18  Switzerland
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
United States Match 20 Paraguay
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Tahiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Italy Match 1 Tahiti
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Uruguay Match 3 Mexico
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Tahiti Match 9 Mexico
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Uruguay Match 11 Italy
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Mexico Match 17 Italy
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Tahiti Match 19 Uruguay
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  United Arab Emirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Senegal Match 5 Russia
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Belarus Match 7 United Arab Emirates
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Russia Match 13 United Arab Emirates
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Belarus Match 15 Senegal
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

United Arab Emirates Match 21 Senegal
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Russia Match 23 Belarus
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2  Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2019. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Portugal Match 6 Nigeria
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Brazil Match 8 Oman
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Nigeria Match 14 Oman
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Brazil Match 16 Portugal
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Oman Match 22 Portugal
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque
Nigeria Match 24 Brazil
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Source: FIFA
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
28 November
 
 
Winners of Group A
 
30 November
 
Runners-up of Group B
 
Winners Match 28
 
28 November
 
Winners Match 26
 
Winners of Group C
 
1 December
 
Runners-up of Group D
 
Winners Match 30
 
28 November
 
Winners Match 29
 
Winners of Group B
 
30 November
 
Runners-up of Group A
 
Winners Match 27
 
28 November
 
Winners Match 25Third place match
 
Winners of Group D
 
1 December
 
Runners-up of Group C
 
Losers Match 30
 
 
Losers Match 29
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Winners of Group DMatch 25Runners-up of Group C
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Winners of Group CMatch 26Runners-up of Group D
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Winners of Group BMatch 27Runners-up of Group A
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Winners of Group AMatch 28Runners-up of Group B
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners Match 27Match 29Winners Match 25
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Winners Match 28Match 30Winners Match 26
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Third place match[edit]

Losers Match 30Match 31Losers Match 29
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

Final[edit]

Winners Match 30Match 32Winners Match 29
Park Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Luque

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