Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentTradition makes us stronger…
Bernd BaruttaHead of Beach Soccer at the DFBBeach soccer was at its captivating best in Warnemünde
Joaquín AlonsoSpain National Coach and FIFA InstructorWomen’s beach soccer has evolved greatly
Gilberto CostaBrazil National CoachThe road to a perfect World Cup
Philippe MoggioCONCACAF General SecretaryBeach Soccer, a powerful platform to strengthen the game
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentA World Cup... and much more! Ready for 2017?
Gabino RenalesBSWW Deputy Vice-presidentThank you for a great 2016!
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentKicking-off
Anton SealeyPresident of BFASee you in the Bahamas… We are ready to host you!
Brent RahimFIFA DevelopmentDevelopment programs: Planning comes first
21 May 2015
Euro Winners Cup 2015 to be biggest yet
The third edition of the elite club tournament graces Catania again, has expanded, and will provide even more action and the highest level of beach soccer
Catania, Italy will be the host for the second straight year for the Euro Winners Cup. The 2014 version was a roaring success and this year will only improve on the momentum started with the inaugural edition in 2013, also in Italy but in San Benedetto del Tronto. Last year there were thrills from start to finish and it was the Russian club BSC Kristall who triumphed as champion in 2014. Not coincidently, it was another Russian club, BSC Lokomotiv Moscow, who won the inaugural event, but they were upended in 2014 and were unable to defend their crown.
Defeating the opposition in an event as prominent as this one is never easy, and while Kristall may remain favourites to do so, it wil be even more difficult this year as the number of teams has expanded even more. The quality of beach soccer has been steadily increasing over the entire continent, and this is event, which is in a similar vein as the Champions League, is proof of that. Countries from all over the Old Continent have built and expanded their national leagues, thusly providing an even better product in the acclaimed club level events.
As always, this is an extremely unique event that will take place over six days, from the 2nd to the 7th of June and the Sicilian town is more than ready for the upcoming excitement. The next step in the process is the Official Draw, which will take place on Friday, May 22nd at the the Auditorium dell’Istituto Comprensivo Musco of Catania in the Librino district. Following the draw, which will settle all the teams into their respective groups and lay the groundwork for the on-field action to take place in a few short weeks, the teams will begin practice and training sessions in Catania at the picturesque Lido Azzurro Catania beach.
The draw will pull from 28 teams and they are as follows:
Catania BS (Host Country) – ITA
Milano BS (Host Country)- ITA
ASD Sambenedettese BS (Host Country)- ITA
BSC Lokomotiv Moscow – RUS (Russia)
Murcia – ESP (Spain)
Mani BS Club – GRE (Greece)
FC Vybor – UKR (Ukraine)
Bate Borisov – BLR (Belarus)
BS Bohemians 1905 – CZE (Czech Republic)
BSC Kristall – RUS (Russia)
CS Djoker – MDA (Moldova)
Amrahbank – AZE (Azerbaijan)
Goldwin Plus – HUN (Hungary)
KP Lodz – POL (Poland)
A.S Constanta – ROU (Romania)
Montpellier BS – FRA (France)
FC Odesos – BUL (Bulgaria)
Portsmouth BSC – ENG (England)
BS Chemnitz – GER (Germany)
LSA Chaudfontaine – BEL (Belgium)
SC Braga – POR (Portugal)
Antalyaspor – TUR (Turkey)
Peugeot – EST (Estonia)
Ushkyn-Iskra – KAZ (Kazakhstan)
Dinamo Batumi – GEO (Georgia)
BSC Sable Dancers Bern – SUI (Switzlerland)
Bala Azul - ESP (Spain)