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29 Apr 2014
Euro Winners Cup 2014 teams announced!
Catania, Italy to host second edition of the premier continental clubs competition(June 3rd-8th) with even more of Europe's finest: 24 teams!
If you are a beach soccer fan and you are not counting down the seconds for what's coming on in the Old Continent, something must be wrong with you... Check your pulse because you will not want to miss a minute of the action in Catania, in the upcoming Euro Winners Cup 2014, as the participating nations, who will send their best club, have been confirmed. In total, 24 teams will scrum for the title and look to top the unbelievable 389 goals scored last year in the inaugural chapter.
The host country, Italy, will send three clubs to the battle, Catania, the host team, Milano BS, the Serie A Enel 2013 league champion, and Terracina BS, the Serie A Enel 2013 Runner-up. The only other country with multiple teams going will be Russia. They will be represented by two of the best clubs in the world, BSC Lokomotiv and BSC Kristall. Lokomotiv was invited to the 2014 edition because they are the defending 2013 champions. The winners of the Russian national league, BSC Kristall, aim to prove that they are Russias´ best club team.
This year there will be 16 new club teams involved, highlighting the competiveness within each country. But not only new teams involved, also five Football Associations will send their champion to the Continental arena for the first time. The new countries to the cup are the Czech Republic with their top team BS Bohemians 1905, Bulgaria with MFC Spartak 2012, Germany, who will be sending Rostocker Robben, Estonia and their beach soccer darlings SK Augur Enemat, and finally Kazakhstan and their most revered team, Ushkyn-Iskra.
The only repeat participants are Greece´s AO Kefallinia, Bate Borisov of Belarus, Israel´s champion Falfala Kfar Qassem, Goldwin Plus from Hungary, Polands´ defending champions Grembach Lodz, Kreiss of Latvia, and lastly the defending Euro Winners Cup 2013 champions BSC Lokomotiv.
The new teams from familiar countries will be Aluminos Sotelo from Spain, Artur Music of Ukraine, Moldova will send CS Djoker – Tornado Chisinau, Frances´ best is Marseille Beach Team, Sable Dancers will represent Switzerland, Portugal with SC Braga, and Turkey has Seferihisar CittaSlow, though Lokomotiv was the only team to place last year.
England, who will also have a representative in the competition, will be conducting a playoff to determine who is rounding out the 24 best clubs that Europe has to offer.
This is the complete list of teams participating in the Euro Winners Cup 2014:
• Catania BS (Host team) - ITA
• Milano BS (Host Country National champion 2013) - ITA
• Terracina BS (Host Country National Runner-up 2013) - ITA
• BSC Lokomotiv (Euro Winners Cup 2013 Champion) - RUS
• Aluminios Sotelo - ESP
• AO Kefallinia - GRE
• Artur Music - UKR
• Bate Borisov - BLR
• BS Bohemians 1905 - CZE
• BSC Kristall - RUS
• CS Djoker - Tornado Chisinau - MDA
• Falfala Kfar Qassem - ISR
• Goldwin Plus - HUN
• Grembach Lodz - POL
• Kreiss - LTV
• Marseille Beach Team - FRA
• MFC Spartak 2012 - BUL
• Rostocker Robben - GER
• Sable Dancers - SUI
• SC Braga - POR
• Seferihisar CittaSlow - TUR
• SK Augur Enemat - EST
• TBC - ENG
• Ushkyn-Iskra - KAZ
As always, tune into www.beachsoccer.com to watch the live HD broadcasts of every match.