Euro Beach Soccer League Moscow
27 May 2010
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Euro beach Soccer League ready to kick-off - Enjoy live broadcast beachsoccer.com! 27.05.2010 Euro League 2010 Moscow Russia's capital will be the city of beach soccer for the second time, after hosting European Beach Soccer Cup Indoor in December 2005. This time, Moscow will host the inaugural event of the European Beach Soccer League, Europe’s most important League. Participants in this first stage will be Russia, Poland, Italy, Romania, Greece, Israel and Germany, who will play in two divisions according to the 2010 ranking. Spectators coming to the fantastic stadium in Victory Park will be able to witness three matches per day, starting at 14h00 CET (16h00 local Moscow time). Matches will start on Friday, May 28th and will continue until Sunday, May 30th with the following match schedule (CET): Friday, May 28th: 14h00: Greece vs. Israel (Division B) 15h15: Italy vs. Poland (Division A) 16h30: Romania vs. Russia (Division A) Saturday, May 29th: 14h15: Germany vs. Israel (Division B) 15h30: Italy vs. Romania (Division A) 16h45: Russia vs. Poland (Division A) Sunday, May 30th: 14h00: Greece vs. Germany (Division B) 15h15: Poland vs. Romania (Division A) 16h30: Russia vs. Italy (Division A) European Beach Soccer League As it was already done last year, the League is divided in two divisions: Division A (whose participants play in 2 of the 4 events of European League Regular Phase), which includes top 8 teams in Europe, and division B, with the ones ranked from 9th on. 4 of Division A teams are participating in this event in Moscow: Italy, Poland, Romania and Russia. They will all play against each other in a Round Robin format, two matches a day during three days. Each winning team will get 3 points for the League (2 if the win is in overtime or penalty shootout) and 0 if they are defeated. The team with more points will win the event in Moscow but, the team with more points after the 4 events of the League will automatically qualify to the Superfinal in Portugal (26-29 August). Only 6 of the 8 teams of Division A will make it through to the Superfinal, while 8th team will need to battle against Division B winners to maintain his category. In Division B, the winner of each tournament plus the best second team will qualify to the Superfinal (each team participates in just one event of the Regular Phase), and only the winner in Portugal will have the honor to raise category in the 2011 League and became a Division A team, as Romania did last year. Euro Beach Soccer League calendar: Euro Beach Soccer League stage 1 – Moscow, Russia: May 28-30 Euro Beach Soccer League stage 2 – Marseille, France: June 25-27 Euro Beach Soccer League stage 3 – Lignano, Italy: July 2-4 Euro Beach Soccer League stage 4 – Castellon, Spain: July 30-August 1 Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal – Portugal: August 26-29