CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

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The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is the main championship for beach soccer in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In both 2005 and 2007, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL held joint championships.[1] In 2007, the successful teams of the competition qualified to play in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, whereas the 2005 tournament was unattached from the World Cup. This was not the way teams qualified for the 2005 World Cup.

In 2006, when FIFA introduced the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers, the championship became the way to qualify for the World Cup, so CONCACAF and CONMEBOL held two separate championships. From 2008 onwards, due to the number of teams from each confederation trying to qualify, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have decided to always have separate championships.

Now that the World Cup takes place every two years, so will the qualifiers, starting with the qualifiers for the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The top two teams from the tournament qualify to play in the next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Joint Championships (with CONMEBOL)[edit]

For both tournaments, the top four teams qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2005 Brazil Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil
5 – 2
Uruguay

United States
4 – 2
Argentina
2007 Mexico Acapulco, Mexico
United States
4 – 3
Uruguay

Argentina
6 – 5
Mexico

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth place
 United States 1 (2007) - 1 (2005) -
 Brazil 1 (2005) - - -
 Uruguay - 2 (2005, 2007) - -
 Argentina - - 1 (2007) 1 (2005)
 Mexico - - - 1 (2007)

CONCACAF Championships[edit]

For all tournaments, the top two teams qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Year Location Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2006 Costa Rica Puntarenas, Costa Rica
United States
N/A
Canada

Costa Rica
N/A
Mexico
2008 Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico
N/A
El Salvador

United States
N/A
Costa Rica
2009 Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
El Salvador
6 – 3
Costa Rica

Mexico
5 – 4
United States
2011 Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico
5 – 3
El Salvador

United States
7 – 5
Costa Rica
2013 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
United States
5 – 4
(a.e.t.)

El Salvador

Mexico
8 – 7
Costa Rica
2015 El Salvador Costa del Sol, El Salvador
Mexico
4 – 0
Costa Rica

El Salvador
5 – 2
United States
2017 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas

Successful nations[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth place
 Mexico 3 (2008, 2011, 2015) - 2 (2009, 2013) 1 (2006)
 United States 2 (2006, 2013) - 2 (2008, 2011) 2 (2009, 2015)
 El Salvador 1 (2009) 3 (2008, 2011, 2013) 1 (2015) -
 Costa Rica - 2 (2009, 2015) 1 (2006) 3 (2008, 2011, 2013)
 Canada - 1 (2006) - -

Appearances[edit]

These are the nations who have qualified to appear in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship since 2005.

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R1 – Round 1 (group stage)
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    – Hosts
2005
Brazil
2006
Costa Rica
2007
Mexico
2008
Mexico
2009
Mexico
2011
Mexico
2013
The Bahamas
2015
El Salvador
2017
The Bahamas
Total
 Antigua and Barbuda R1 q 2
 Argentina 4th 3rd Separate championship 2
 Bahamas R1 R1 R1 QF q 5
 Barbados R1 q 2
 Belize R1 q 2
 Brazil 1st Separate championship 1
 Canada R1 2nd R1 R1 R1 q 6
 Costa Rica 3rd R1 4th 2nd 4th 4th 2nd q 8
 Guadeloupe R1 q 2
 Guatemala R1 R1 QF 3
 Guyana q 1
 El Salvador R1 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd q 7
 Jamaica 5th R1 R1 QF q 5
 Mexico R1 4th 4th 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 1st q 9
 Panama R1 q 2
 Peru R1 Separate championship 1
 Puerto Rico R1 R1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago R1 QF q 3
 Turks and Caicos Islands R1 q 2
 United States 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 4th q 9
 U.S. Virgin Islands R1 q 2
 Uruguay 2nd 2nd Separate championship 2
 Venezuela R1 R1 Separate championship 2

World Cup performance[edit]

The following is a performance timeline of the CONCACAF teams who have appeared in the Beach Soccer World Cup since being sanctioned by FIFA in 2005.

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R1 – Round 1 (group stage)
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    – Hosts
Team Brazil
2005
Brazil
2006
Brazil
2007
France
2008
United Arab Emirates
2009
Italy
2011
French Polynesia
2013
Portugal
2015
The Bahamas
2017
Total
 Bahamas q 1
 Canada QF 1
 Costa Rica R1 R1 2
 El Salvador R1 R1 4th QF 4
 Mexico 2nd R1 QF R1 4
 United States R1 R1 R1 R1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF: Historical Stats

External links[edit]