England national beach soccer team

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England
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Terry Bowes
Captain Aaron Clarke
Most caps TerryBowes
FIFA code ENG
BSWW ranking 24


First colours


Second colours


Third colours
First international
 Argentina 3 – 2 England England
(Rio, Brazil; 1995)
Biggest win
 Ireland 3 – 11 England England
(Barcelona, Spain; 16 February 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 17 – 4 England
(Porto, Portugal; 1 November 2009)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1995)
Best result 3rd place, 1995
Euro Beach Soccer League
Appearances 14 (first in 2001)
Best result 6th place, Division A (2001, 2004)
Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2002)
Best result 5th place (2002, 2004)

The England national beach soccer team represents England in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the FA, the governing body of football in England.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Terence Bowes
Head of EBSL David Jones
Assistant Coach Carl Dixon
Goalkeeping Coach Steven Hollick
Physiotherapist Nina Parkin

Source: [9]

Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals updated as of 23 May 2014.[10]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sam Webb (1989-06-20) 20 June 1989 (age 28) 90 6 Portsmouth BSC
2 4FW James Temple (1984-06-26) 26 June 1984 (age 33) 58 30 Portsmouth BSC
3 3MF Mitchell Day (1982-08-18) 18 August 1982 (age 34) 93 66 Portsmouth BSC
4 2DF Mark Mitchell (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 31) 111 30 The Bee's
5 2DF Terry Bowes (1979-09-13) 13 September 1979 (age 37) 167 51 Viktoria Zizkov
6 3MF Scott Lawson (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 (age 25) 35 11 Sandown Sociedad
8 2DF Matthew Evans (1987-04-25) 25 April 1987 (age 30) 72 42 The Bee's
9 4FW Mark Corbett (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 31) 37 26 Portsmouth
10 4FW Aaron Clarke (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 26) 45 27 Viktoria Zizkov
11 3MF Jack Morris (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 25) 23 7 Sandown Sociedad
12 1GK Taylor Humm (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 21) 14 0 Unattached
13 1GK Dan Hulme (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 28) 8 0 Unattached
15 2DF Priestley Farquharson (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 (age 20) 15 3 Unattached
18 1GK Gareth True (1988-03-27) 27 March 1988 (age 29) 33 0 Sandown Sociedad

Recent results and upcoming fixtures[edit]

Matches played within the last 12 months, as well as upcoming fixtures, are displayed.

* match ended as a draw

Competition history[edit]

England participated in the first ever Beach Soccer World Cup in 1995, finishing third, but did not participate in any of the competitions between 1995 and 2001. In 2001 England began competing in the EBSL which doubled as a qualifying competition for the following year's World Cup until 2008 but England did not perform well enough during these years to qualify for the finals. In 2008, a separate qualifying competition was introduced, but England have still failed to progress to the World Cup finals.

Euro Beach Soccer League[edit]

Key:

Indicator Description
Yes Qualified to the Superfinal (see dagger for more)
Yes Qualified to the Promotion Final (see dagger for more)
Yes Despite being a Division A team, they did not qualify for the Superfinal. Instead, by finishing in last place in the top tier, the team qualified for the Promotion Final to try to defend their place in Division A and prevent being relegated (2009 onwards)
1st place If the team was playing in the Superfinal, this indicates the team won the event and became league champions
If the team was playing in the Promotion Final, this indicates the team won the event and earned promotion.
dagger 2001–2008: Teams could qualify to the Superfinal from all divisions to contest the league title (A, B and C)
2009–present: Only teams from Division A can qualify to the Superfinal to contest the league title
2009–present: Only teams from Division B can qualify to the Promotion Final and contest promotion to Division A (and last place Division A)
double-dagger A sole division comprising all teams of the EBSL existed in this year
Section-sign The Superfinal was not established until 2001

Results:

Year Main season Superfinal / Promotion Finaldagger Match stats
Division № of
Teams
Result Qualified? № of
Teams
Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
1998 Did not enter
1999
2000
2001 double-dagger 8 6th place No N/A 9 1 1 7 37 88 −51 5
2002 B 6 5th place No N/A 12 4 0 8 47 81 −34 12
2003 A 5 5th place No N/A 12 0 0 12 40 87 −47 0
2004 6 6th place No N/A 9 0 0 9 26 62 −36 0
2005 B 8 6th place No N/A 3 1 1 1 11 21 −10 5
2006 9 7th place No N/A 6 0 2 4 16 24 −8 4
2007 double-dagger 12 DNQ No N/A 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 3
2008 17 16th place No N/A 3 0 0 3 6 13 –7 0
2009 B 10 7th place No N/A 2 1 0 1 7 7 0 3
2010 11 6th place Yes 6 6th place 5 1 0 4 9 17 –8 3
2011 12 10th place No N/A 2 0 0 2 5 12 –7 0
2012 12 9th place No N/A 3 1 0 2 9 15 –6 3
2013 12 2nd place Yes 8 8th place 7 3 0 4 23 19 +4 9
2014 12 7th place Yes 8 6th place 7 2 1 3 33 32 +1 8
2015 8 6th place Yes 8 4th place 7 2 1 4 24 25 –1 8
2016 14 6th place Yes 8 3rd place 6 3 1 2 20 11 +9 11
2017
Total n/a 16/19 95 20 7 68 321 521 −200 74

Euro Beach Soccer Cup[edit]

Year Round Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Italy 1998 Did not enter
Spain 1999
Spain 2001
Spain 2002 Group Stage Fifth place /8 3 2 0 1 18 10 +8
Belgium 2003 Did not qualify
Portugal 2004 Group Stage Fifth place /8 3 2 0 1 8 11 –3
Russia 2005 Did not qualify
Italy 2006
Spain 2007
Azerbaijan 2008 Group Stage Sixth place /6 3 0 0 3 5 16 –11
Italy 2009 Did not qualify/enter
Italy 2010
Russia 2012
Azerbaijan 2014
Serbia 2016
Total 3/15 9 4 0 5 31 37 −6

Best performances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan (8 August 2013). "England beach soccer team aiming to restore national pride". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "England beach soccer boss hopes for indoor arena – in Nottingham". This is Nottingham. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sand Aliens & Heel Flicks: Introducing The England Beach Soccer Team". Sabotage Times. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "England beach soccer boss hopes for indoor arena – in Nottingham". Nottingham Post. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Beach Soccer World Cup: tackling the sand aliens". Telegraph. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  6. ^ "Calling all beach soccer teams for national competition at Bridlington". .eastriding.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  7. ^ "Skegness lined up to be home to Britain's national beach sports stadium - insidethegames.biz - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News". insidethegames.biz. 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  8. ^ "Footballers hit the beach, but not for a holiday - Bognor Regis Observer". Bognor.co.uk. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Coaching Staff – Men's". Englandbeachsoccerltd.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  10. ^ "Players – men's". Englandbeachsoccerltd.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 

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