The beach soccer tournament at the Baku 2015 European Games will be held from 24 to 28 June. One of the most popular variations of the beautiful game in the world, beach soccer is played on a sand pitch roughly a quarter of the size of a traditional football pitch and the goals are also larger. The end result is a fast-paced clash with the emphasis on attack which means a shot on goal every 30 seconds and an average of nine goals per game. Eight men’s teams, comprising 96 athletes, will compete over five days of competition.
Azerbaijan is qualified as host country. The remaining seven teams have qualified through the 2014 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL). The top three teams from each group in the Superfinal will qualify. The top team from the Promotional Final, excluding the 12th team from Division A, will also qualify.