Cosimo SibiliaPresident of Lega Nazionale DilettantiFifteen years of beach soccer in Italy
Dick WhalenNASSC Tournament DirectorThe North American Sand Soccer Championships turn “Silver”
Ali TargholizadehAFC Head of Futsal and Beach Soccer DevelopmentAsia has everything required for beach soccer
Roberto CarettoManager Lazio Beach SoccerIdentity is key for clubs’ future
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentClosing a successful season with the next FIFA Beach Soccer world Cup in our mind
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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
07 Jul 2012
Netherlands and Ukraine make it too!
Russia and Spain will battle for the the final gold in this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 - Qualifier Moscow
Netherlands makes it to the World Cup!!
Rawidjan’s historic winner against Belarus, with only one minute to go, got Netherlands into the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time ever. Kokmeijer’s side wrote a golden page in the Orange history in Beach Soccer today, and confirmed the evident growth they had been giving signs of during the last seasons. Now, the name of the Netherlands on the sand begins being recognized worldwide as one of the best in the old continent, getting closer to their elder brothers on the grass.
The Dutch side got into the game as the only one of the remaining three teams in group A whose qualification was at their hands. They did not depend on no anyone else to earn a berth in Tahiti 2013, and that gave them extra confidence. This confidence, though, trembled a bit when, after Koswal missing a penalty kick that would got them ahead, Belarus counteracted having the score 0-2 and controlling the game for the whole first period.
But, in the second leg, Netherlands got the reins of this decisive game, and stroke back twice to equalize the score. Belarus, in turn, knew that winning this last gave granted them significant possibilities of getting into the World Cup, and would fight till the end for the three points. A last-second goal by Bryshtsel got them in command again, seeing the last period as the last frontier to Tahiti.
Many things were to happen in that last time, with a stroke exchange that pushed the game into a breathtaking last minutes. After seeing themselves down in the score again (3-4), the Netherlands gritted their teeth one more time and fought back to turn things amazingly around, with new starman Rawidjan scoring the winner and sealing a historic go-through for the Orange side, who become the third team to secure their tickets to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013.
Goals: 0-1: Ilyin, min. 2 (1); 0-2: Trafimau, min. 0 (1); 1-2: Liefden, min. 8 (2); 2-2: Tosch, min. 3 (2); 2-3: Bryshtsel, min. 0 (2); 3-3: Van der Ouweland, min. 9 (3); 3-4: Makarevich, min. 7 (3); 4-4: Van Gessel, min. 6 (3); 5-4: Rawidjan, min. 1 (3);
Ukraine does not flag and merits berth in Tahiti
The European Qualifier defending champions, Ukraine, left no room for doubt in their last chance to get to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013. Kucherenko’s side gave the dynamic Polish side little option in this Group B decider, having things really unbalanced yet in the first period, and managing that advantage from then on.
By the third minute of the first leg, Cherevko, Pachev and Andrii Borsuk had had the score 3-0, and, after Ziober’s first reply for Poland, Pachev stroke again for the 4-1. That huge difference meant a really heavy weight to carry for Saganowskis’ side, but the tournament’s top scorer wanted to keep his side believing, and cut the distance a bit at the beginning of the second period. By that time, Poland had settled down much more, and now they were fielding a head to head battle, punching back any hit by the Ukrainians.
That formula, though, was not enough to neutralize the difference in the score and minutes began running out in favour of the defending champions, who would never let Poland too close. With the final whistle, Ukraine get in their second consecutive FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, although the latter victory for Spain bans them the door to defend their title in this Qualifier final, and they will take on Netherlands in the fight for the third place.
Goals: 1-0: Cherevko, min. 4 (1); 2-0: Pachev, min. 4 (1); 3-0: Borsuk, min. 3 (1); 3-1: Ziober, min. 2 (1); 4-1: Pachev, min. 0 (1) ; 4-2 : Saganowski, min. 10 (2); 5-2: Zborovskiy, min. 6 (2); 5-3: Ziober, min. 4 (2); 6-3: Pachev, min. 0 (2); 7-3: Pachev, min. 11 (3); 7-4: Friszkemut, min. 7 (3);
Spain gets into the final of the Qualifier
Spain left no room for surprise and secured their place in the final of this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 – Qualifier Moscow. Despite already having the ticket to Papeete in their pockets, Alonso’s team took on Hungary with the idea of clinching three new points that would have them in the last match tomorrow, against hosts and World Champions Russia. This way, besides, Spaniards are granted a better ranking regarding the Official Draw for the Tahiti World Cup.
La Roja stepped into this match in a really determined fashion, opening the score through Cristian Torres in a yet very early stage. The Spanish dominion was absolute during the whole game, and, despite Besenyei’s equalizer yet at that first leg, Spain kept controlling the ball and getting to their opponent’s end more often.
From the second period one, the match got definitely unbalance to the Iberian side, with two goals by Beiro and Sidi rising the 3-1 in the score and giving the game an unmistakable red colour. Pajón, in the third period closed the win for Alonso’s team and secured the way to tomorrow’s final against Russia.
Goals: 1-0: Cristian, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Besenyei, min. 3 (1); 2-1: Beiro, min. 1 (2); 3-1: Aceiton, min. 1 (2); 4-1: Pajon, min. 8 (3)
Balanced fight has Russia fighting for the title
Russia and France fielded an amusing battle in the last of the games in the group phase of this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 – Qualifier Moscow. Despite the French had no option at all to any of the tickets to Tahiti, they would never give up in the game, and offered the world champions a fierce resistance that went in favour of a great Beach Soccer spectacle in the Muscovite Park Pobedy Stadium. Pagis and Shishin, with three goals each, were the most outstanding players in the match although only the Russian’s merits were worth the points for his side.
Les Bleus hit first, with target man Pagis fielding that France never gets into a pitch without the idea of fighting till the end, no matter what there may be at stake for them. Prestige is something worth enough to struggle until the very last breath. The world champions reacted quite soon, and although they turned things around, they would never be able to get rid of the French pressure from then on. That one-hit distance was the furthest they would get until the end of the game, with François’ lads equalizing once and again until the 4-4 at the beginning of the second period.
But that last leg would mean the final take off for Likhachev’s. A slight take off, though, but the two-goal gap managed by Shkarin and Leonov would end up making the difference against the mighty Bleus. In the third period, although Pagis completed his hat trick for the 6-5, Shishin would also complete his to brush away any chance for France, and open the doors to the final of the tournament wide for his team. A thirsty Spain awaits to see who is the best in this Qualifier.
Goals: 0-1: Pagis, min. 7 (1); 1-1: Ippolitov, min. 6 (1) ; 2-1 : Makarov, min. 5 (1) ; 2-2 : Basquaise, min. 4 (1) ; 3-2 : Shishin, min. 3 (1) ; 3-3 : François, min. 10 (2) ; 4-3 : Leonov, min. 10 (2) ; 4-4 : Pagis, min. 9 (2) ; 5-4 : Shkarin, min. 1 (2) ; 6-4 : Leonov, min. 1 (2) ; 6-5 : Pagis, min. 8 (3) ; 7-5 : Shishin, min. 6 (3) ; 8-5 : Shishin, min. 0 (3) ;
FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP 2013 – QUALIFIER MOSCOW
Groups for Group Phase 2 – Decider
Best two ranked teams in each group qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
Group Phase 2
16:00 – Netherlands* 5-4 Belarus
17:15 – Ukraine* 7-4 Poland
18:30 – Spain* 4-1 Hungary
19 :45 – Russia* 8-5 France
*Qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
Matches for tomorrow
18.30 – Netherlands vs Ukraine (3rd/4th place)
19.45 – Russia vs Spain – FINAL