1995 Beach Soccer World Championship

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1995 Beach Soccer World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates January 1995
Teams 8 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  England
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 149 (9.31 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Zico
Italy Altobelli
(12 goals)
Best player Brazil Zico
Brazil Júnior
Best goalkeeper Brazil Paulo Sérgio
1996

The 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship was the first edition of the Beach Soccer World Championship, an international beach soccer competition contested by men's national teams, which came under the auspices of FIFA in 2005 and was renamed FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The tournament took place at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Organisation[edit]

8 teams were split into two groups of 4 teams with 2 teams progressing from each group to the semi-finals.

Teams[edit]

From the 8 teams, 4 teams came from Europe, 3 teams came from South America including the hosts Brazil and 1 team from North America.

European Zone:

South American Zone:

North American Zone:

Hosts:

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 31 8 23
 Italy 6 3 2 0 1 15 15 0
 Uruguay 3 3 1 0 2 18 18 0
 Netherlands 0 3 0 0 3 7 30 -23


January, 1995
 Italy 7–6  Uruguay
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 16–2  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Italy 6–1  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 7–4  Uruguay
   

January, 1995
 Uruguay 8–4  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 8–2  Italy
   

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 11 4 7
 England 3 3 1 0 2 11 12 -1
 Argentina 3 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 8 12 -4


January, 1995
 United States 5–1  Germany
   

January, 1995
 Argentina 3–2  England
   

January, 1995
 England 7–6  Germany
   

January, 1995
 United States 3–1  Argentina
   

January, 1995
 Germany 1–0  Argentina
   

January, 1995
 United States 3–2  England
   

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

January, 1995
 United States 4–3  Italy
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 13–2  England
   

Third Place Play-off[edit]

January, 1995
 England 7–6 (AET)  Italy
   

Final[edit]

January, 1995
 Brazil 8–1  United States
   

1995 Beach Soccer World Cup Winners
Brazil
Brazil
First Title

Final standings[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Brazil 5 5 0 0 51 11 +40 15 Champions
2 B  United States 5 4 0 1 16 15 +1 12 Runners-up
3 B  England 5 2 0 3 20 31 −11 6 Third place
4 A  Italy 5 2 0 3 24 26 −2 6 Fourth place
5 A  Germany 3 1 0 2 8 12 −4 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
6 B  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 18 18 0 3
7 B  Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
8 A  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 7 30 −23 0

Awards[edit]

Scoring Awards[edit]

Position Scorer Goals
1= Brazil Zico (Brazil) 12
1= Italy Altobelli (Italy) 12

Best Player/s Award[edit]

Players
Brazil Zico (Brazil)
Brazil Júnior (Brazil)

Best Goalkeeper Award[edit]

Player
Brazil Paulo Sérgio (Brazil)

Sources[edit]