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Philippe MoggioCONCACAF General SecretaryBeach Soccer, a powerful platform to strengthen the game
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Anton SealeyPresident of BFASee you in the Bahamas… We are ready to host you!
Brent RahimFIFA DevelopmentDevelopment programs: Planning comes first
Paria ShahriariHead of Beach Soccer - Iran FAThe time for women’s beach soccer has arrived
Jorge Alberto Cabrera RajoPresident of FESFUTThe Copa Pílsener, a key date in the beach soccer calendar
17 Jul 2017
Glomminge and Beach FF crowned Swedish champions
The country's national championships took place on Saturday with plenty of thrills and spills on show.
The Swedish Beach Soccer Championships drew to a close on Saturday with penalties and last-minute goals helping to decide the men’s and women’s champions.
The men’s semi-finals saw Glomminge - who featured at the recent Euro Winners Cup in Nazaré - get past Torsos GOIF while Bemannia beat Norsjo IF 6-2 to set up the final.
In a thrilling contest, Glömminge IF looked to have a comfortable victory in the bag when they led 3-1 with just a few minutes remaining.
However, Bemannia battled back and managed to get parity at 3-3. After a goalless extra-time period, Glomminge held their nerve in the shootout to tie up their third championship.
In the women’s competition, Beach FF won their semi against IFK Kalmar while defending champions Vetlanda United picked up a 5-3 victory against 2016 finalists Roslagens BFK.
In a close-fought final, the sides were level at 1-1 inside the final minute, only for Beach FF to score twice in quick succession and wrap up the title.
After another hugely successful event for beach soccer in Sweden, Patrick Blomstrom, from the Swedish Football Association’s Beach Soccer Committee, said: “The technical and tactical level of the players and teams improves every year.
“International experience is important in this regard and we now have more teams striving to win the Swedish Championship so they can go and play in the Euro Winners Cup 2018 like Vetlanda United and Glomminge did this year.”
Glömminge IF 4-1 Torsas GOIF
Norsjö IF 2-6 Bemannia FC
Glomminge IF 4-3 Bemannia FC (AET)
IFK Kalmar 4-7 Beach FF
Vetlanda United IF 5-3 Roslagens BFK
Beach FF 3-1 Vetlanda United IF