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
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
24 May 2013
Semifinals defined in CAF Qualifier
The fixtures Senegal-Nigeria and Cote d?Ivoire-Morocco to determine the two African representatives in the World Cup
Cote d'Ivoire upset Nigeria to seize the head in group B
Cote d?Ivoire kept the first place in the table in Group B, after edging Nigeria in the last group-stage matchday of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 ? CAF Qualifier taking place in El Jadida (Morocco). After a terribly balance and hard-fought game, David sealed the points for the Elephants with a free kick missile with just seconds to go.
Following a first period without goals, the scoreboard got really busy in the first half of the second leg. Nigerians and Ivoirians began a stroke exchange that finally had the Green Eagles 3-2 ahead at the end of the period.
With Abu?s 4-2, it seemed that Nigeria began their assault to the game, but the Elephants netted two goals to level things back. With the match seemingly heading to extra time, David fired a free kick home to grasp the points for Cote d?Ivoire, leaving Nigeria no time to react.
Goals: 0-1: Sakanoko, min. 9 (2); 1-1: Padmus, min. 7 (2); 1-2: Sakanoko, min. 6 (2); 2-2: Emeka, min. 6 (2); 3-2: Abu, min. 5 (2); 4-2: Abu, min. 9 (3); 4-3: David, min. 8 (3); 4-4: Sakanoko, min. 6 (3); 4-5: David, min. 0 (3);
Madagascar roll past Ghana in their last match in El Jadida
Madagascar bid farewell to this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 ? CAF Qualifier El Jadida-Morocco with a rewarding victory over Ghana. The final 10-3, and the amusing performance by Tiana, will let the Malagasy fly back home with a sweet memory, after being denied the access to semifinals by Senegal and Morocco.
Ghana managed to reply the first advantages by the beach Barea, cutting the distance twice for the 2-1 and the 3-2, but as last period began, a stunning 5-goal record by Tiana smashed all their possibilities to earn their first points in this CAF Qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013.
Goals: 1-0: Giovanni, min. 7 (1); 2-0: Bernardin, min. 1 (1); 2-1: Kofi, min. 10 (2); 3-1: Flavien, min. 8 (2); 3-2: Sapper, min. 6 (2); 4-2: Anderson, min. 0 (2); 5-2: Anderson, min. 6 (3); 6-2: Tiana, min. 5 (3); 7-2: Tiana, min. 5 (3); 7-3: Kofi, min. 5 (3); 8-3: Tiana, min. 3 (3); 9-3: Tiana, min. 2 (3); 10-3: Tiana, min. 0 (3)
Egypt capture last points at stake in Group B
Egypt clinched the last units at stake in the Group B pool in this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 ? CAF Qualifier El Jadida-Morocco, following a consistent victory over Libya.
Despite the Libyan would open the score, thanks to Bdiri, Egypt immediately equalized to begin a killing 8-0 run that left Shawesh?s lads with no chance to the points. In the third period, and yet with a heavy disadvantage on the score, Mohaned pulled two goals back for the Libyan, but that was far not enough to change the course of the game.
Goals: 0-1: Bdiri, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Abo Serie, min. 9 (1); 2-1: Abo Serie, min. 2 (1); 3-1: Aly, min. 10 (2); 4-1: Aly, min. 10 (2); 5-1: Abo Serie, min. 4 (2); 6-1: Aly, min. 11 (3); 6-2: Mohaned, min. 7 (3); 7-2: Osman, min. 4 (3); 8-2: Sayed, min. 0 (3) 8-3: Mohaned, min. 0 (3)
Senegal top group A after edging Morocco
Senegal moved on to semifinals of this CAF Qualifier to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 as the best team in group A, after a narrow win over hosts Morocco. With nine points out of nine, the Lions of Teranga top the table in their pool, and will now take on Nigeria in the fight for the final of this Qualifier and, most importantly, a ticket to the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The hosts, in turn, will contest Cote d?Ivoire tomorrow for a berth in Papeete next September.
Koukpaki swept the Senegalese ahead in the first seconds of the game, following a penalty kick committed by Gio. But that did not let down the spirited Lions of the Atlas, who turned the score around within the first period, thanks to the hits by Esaadi and Brigel.
The end of the first period became the end of the Moroccan dominion, too. One of the most prolific players in the Senegalese National team, Ngalla Sylla, leveled the score only one minute into second leg, with Cheikh to follow immediately afterwards with the winner for the Lions of Teranga. Despite almost two whole periods were to be played yet, the scoreboard remained untouched, and the Central African captured the last units at stake in the group stage in El Jadida, thus securing the highest place in the group.
Goals: 0-1: Koukpaki, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Esaadi, min. 6 (1); 2-1: Brigel, min. 2 (1); 2-2: Ng. Sylla, min. 10 (2); 2-3: Cheikh, min. 9 (2);
FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP 2013 ? CAF QUALIFIER EL JADIDA-MOROCCO
El Jadida (Morocco). 22nd to 26th of May, 2013
Friday, 24th of May, 2013
11:30 ? Nigeria 4-5 Cote d?Ivoire
12:45 ? Madagascar 10-3 Ghana
14:00 ? Egypt 8-3 Libya
15:15 ? Morocco 3-2 Senegal
Matches for tomorrow
Saturday, 25th of May 2013
16:00 ? Senegal vs Nigeria
17:15 ? Cote d?Ivoire vs Morocco