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
02 Jun 2017
Last four put eyes on Cup
Higicontrol Melilla, BSC Havana Shots, Portsmouth BSC and WFC Zvedza keep targetting Euro Winners Cup silverware
Higicontrol Melilla earns first spot in semi-finals
Higicontrol prevailed in the Spanish quarterfinals clash against CD Bala Azul and secured a berth amongst the best four teams in this year’s Women’s Euro Winners Cup. The Melillense knew how to resist Bala Azul’s late attempts to clinch a narrow win that opens the doors to semifinals.
Carolina’s hit was not enough for the Murcia side, who saw luck turn its back on them in the second period, with Lopez sending the ball in over his own goalkeeper in a seemingly easy pass. The score would not move, no matter how hard Bala Azul tried, and Higicontrol will be the Spanish representative in the semi-finals of this European beach soccer showdown.
Havana Shots bend Terrecina Femminile to advance
Swiss Women’s beach soccer will have again one team amongst the best four in the continent, following BSC Havana Shots Aargau tight victory over ASD Terracina Femminile.
Daniela Plüss, Adrienne Krysk and captain Sandra Genovesi were in hand for the Alpine side to help bend the mighty Italian squad. Terracina would not give up despite the 3-1 lead, and tried to fight back tirelessly. Francesca Pittaccio pulled one back for the Terracinesi, but their reaction fell one goal short, thus confirming Havana Shots as the second semi-finalist of this Women’s Euro Winners Cup 2017.
Solid Portsmouth will not miss semi-finals either
Portsmouth BSC are looking stronger than ever, and displayed today some high-quality beach soccer as they marched past Polish side KU AZS UAM Poznan. Following their laudable run in the group stage, Pompey kept playing at a great level, and edged one of the surprises of the competition, the young Polish side, to secure a berth in tomorrow’s semifinals.
The English side controlled the game all throughout, with timely attacks that made the score 2-0 by the end of the first period. Bazan widened the distance midway half third period, making things even clearer. Gozdek tried to begin the Posih side, but the 3-1, with just one minute to go, was too little to late to cause relevant harm on Pompey’s dominion.
WFC Zvezda presents candidacy
WFC Zvezda upset 2016’s runner up BeachKick Berlin to access the semi-finals of this year’s Women’s Euro Winners Cup. The Russian side, who was left out of last edition’s final, seems determined to go all the way this time, and they are looking really consistent on the sand of Nazaré.
After a contested first period, in which the Berliner tried to react to Zvezda’s early advantage, the Russian side took off in the second, with a 3-0 run that left things 5-1. Natalia Kopteva added to Zvezda’s lead, with the 6-1 in the first seconds of the last frame, almost finalizing the game. One goal on each end in the remaining minutes left things pretty much as they were, and Zvezda sealed their go-through to the semi-finals of the competition, where they will take on Portsmouth BSC.
Play-off for 9th place
Out of the race for the cup, but still fighting for the 9th place, eight more teams were today again in competition, with ASD Lady Terracina, Viod Driezdum , Vetlanda United IF and hosts AF Leiria winning their games. Only one of them will clinch that ninth place, though, in a play-off that will go on tomorrow with the below matches.
EURO WINNERS CUP 2017 - WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
09:00 - Higicontrol 2-1 Bala Azul (Quarter-finals) - Pitch 1
10:15 - BSC Havana Shots Aargau 3-2 ASD Terracina Femminile (Quarter-finals) - Pitch 1
10:15 - Huelva-Madrid CFF 2-5 ASD Lady Terracina (Play-off for the 9th place) - Pitch 2
11:30 - Viod Driezdum 4-3 WFC Neva (Play-off for the 9th place) - Pitch 2
12:45 - Portsmouth BSC 3-1 KU AZS UAM Poznan (Quarter-finals) - Pitch 1
12:45 - Vetlanda United IF 2-1 BS HTC (Play-off for the 9th place) - Pitch 2
14:00 - WFC Zvezda 7-3 BeachKick Ladies Berlin (Quarter-finals) - Pitch 1
18:00 - AF Leiria 2-8 Astra HFC (Play-off for the 9th place) - Pitch 2
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
10:15 - WFC Neva vs Huelva-Madrid CFF (Play off for 13th place) - Pitch 2
11:30 - Viod Driezdum vs ASD Lady Terracina (Play-off for 9th place) - Pitch 2
12:45 - Higicontrol Melilla vs BSC Havana Shots Aargau (Semi-final) - Pitch 1
12:45 - Astra HFC vs Vetlanda United IF (Play-off for 9th place) - Pitch 2
14:00 - CD Bala Azul vs ASD Terracina Femminile (Play-off for 5th place) - Pitch 2
15:15 - KU AZS UAM Poznan vs BeachKick Ladies Berlin (Play-off for 5th place) - Pitch 2
15:15 - Portsmouth BSC vs WFC Zvedza (Semi-final) - Pitch 1