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World Beach Games 2019
Beach Soccer will stand as one of the main attractions at the upcoming World Beach Games 2019, which will take place in Doha (Qatar) between 12th and 16th of October.
The Games Organizing Committee included beach soccer as one of the key sports for this maiden edition of this global olympic showpiece, organized by ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees).
Gabino Renales, Deputy Vice president of BSWW, highlighted the importance that represents for the growth of the sport. “Our role in the ANOC World Beach Games 2019 represents a new remarkable step ahead for beach soccer”.
“In the last years we have been gaining more and more international importance, and getting closer to the Olympic core with different events, such as the European Games, the Asian Beach Games, amongst others”.
Both Men’s and Women’s competition (16 and 8 teams, respectively) will feature in beach soccer in the World Beach Games 2019.
Overall, 15 sports (17 disciplines) will be showcased, including, a part from beach soccer: beach volleyball, wrestling, handball, karate; surfing and standup paddling; waterskiing and wakeboarding; 3-on-3 basketball; BMX cycling; kite surfing; aquatics (swimming); doubles tennis; park skateboard; sport climbing and bouldering; duathlon (running and swimming).
More than 4.000 athletes and officials are expected in this first edition of the World Beach Games.
Stay tuned to beachsoccer.com for more updates!