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 2015
Opening day in Catania excites fans
The hosts won big and favourites like SC Braga and BSC Kristall feel comfortable after win
Dinamo Batumi opens Euro Winners Cup with win over FC Odesos
Dinamo Batumi prevailed in the opening match of this Euro Winners Cup 2015 taking place in Catania. In a game facing two debutants in the continental club showdown, the Georgian proved better-aimed than their Bulgarian counterparts FC Odesos. Two goals by Ivaniadze in the second half of the game had Dinamo Batumi earning the first points in Group B. Despite Odesos enjoyed some relevant chances, including a free kick right in front of the Georgian box, nothing worked for them, and they will need better luck in the upcoming matches if they want to advance to the round of 16 in Catania. Next opponent, though, is not the most suitable to clinch the first points in the competition: nothing less than defending champions BSC Kristall.
Goals: 1-0: Ivaniadze, min. 5 (2); 2-0: Ivaniadze, min. 4 (3).
Goldwin Pluss cruises to victory
The Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC 12-4 victory over LSA Chaudfontaine was a great start to the Euro Winners Cup and set the bar extremely high for the upcoming matches. Goldwin Pluss started the match as strong as possible, and though they most likely could not continue on a 21 goal pace, the first period ended with eight total goals, with the Hungarian club up 7-1. The second period had its own goals, including an own goal, but the speed settled and the period ended with Goldwin up 8-3. The final frame saw the Hungarian squad add to their lead, after it was cut in half at 8-4, but the final whistle sounded with Goldwin handely taking care of LSA Chaudfontaine by a score of 12-4.
Goals: 0-1: Spacca, min. 11 (1); 0-2: Badalik, min. 7 (1); 0-3: Nassim, min. 7 (1); 0-4: Angyalos, min. 6 (1); 0-5: Badalik, min. 5 (1); 0-6: Pachev, min. 3 (1); 0-7: Nassim, min. 2 (1); 1-7: Koswal, min. 2 (1); 2-7: Henrickx, min. 9 (2); 3-7: Angyalos (o.g.), min. 6 (2); 3-8: Angyalos, min. 2 (2); 4-8: Henrickx, min. 10 (3); 4-9: Ughy, min. 9 (3); 4-10: Beres, min. 5 (3); 4-11: Badalik, min. 4 (3); 4-12: Angyalos, min, 1 (3).
Amazing comeback gives CD Murcia hard-fought victory
The game facing CD Murcia and BSC Chemnitz was an absolute thriller. The fight between the Spanish and the German champions could only be decided in the last seconds of the game, after an stunning 0-3 run by the Spaniards which turned the score around. After the stroke exchange during the first two periods, Chemnitz seemed to build a consistent advantage, mainly thanks to Sasha Weirauch’s great performance. But, with four minutes to go, Ezequiel commanded his team back into the game, and with an amazing hat-trick managed to give his side the win.
Goals: 1-0: Juanma, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Weirauch, min. 6 (1); 2-1: Nick Perera, min. 1 (1); 2-2: Weirauch, min. 1 (1); 2-3: Biermann, min. 5 (2); 2-4: Weirauch, min. 5 (3); 3-4: Ezequiel, min. 4 (3); 4-4: Ezequiel, min. 3 (3); 5-4: Ezequiel, min. 0 (3).
Antalya-Analya comes on late for big opening win
The 10-4 win for Antalya-Analya over Hemako Sztutowo was in doubt until the Turkish side decided to start playing their style and finished strong. A back-and-forth first period set the stage for an exciting middle and finale to the match, as Hemako scored first, but the Turkish side quickly replied with two unanswered goals and the first 12 minutes ended with Antalya-Alanya up 2-1. The flurry of goals continued into the middle frame with another five goals being scored, three to the Turkish club and two Hemako, putting the score at 5-3 going into the final frame. Antalya made sure to close things out strong and they finished the final frame by scoring all of the periods’ goals, leaving the score at 10-4 when the final buzzer sounded.
Goals: 0-1: Sagan, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Jordan, min. 9 (1); 2-1: Belchior, min. 6 (1); 2-2: Sagan, min. 10 (2); 3-2: Belchior, min. 7 (2); 4-2: Belchior, min. 4 (2); 5-2: Madjer, min. 4 (2); 5-3: Sagan, min. 1 (2); 6-3: Jordan, min. 7 (3); 7-3: Tyson (o.g.), min. 7 (3); 8-3: Baris, min. 4 (3); 9-3: Jordan, min. 2 (3); 10-3: Belchior, min. 0 (3); 10-4: Sagan, min. 1 (3).
Bryshtsel punishes his own country’s champion
The battle between Ukrainian champions FC Vybor and Belarusian kings Bate Borisov was another fiercely combatted fight, only decide in the very last stage of the game. After getting ahead in the beginning of the match, the Ukrainians had to overcome Bate’s 2-1 to finally clinch the win and eventually accompany Goldwin Pluss at the top of the table in group G. Paradoxically enough, it was one of the brightest stars of the Belarusian National team, Ihor Brishtsel, the one opening the score against his country’s champion, and the one deciding the game with the winner for Vybor two minutes before the final whistle.
Goals: 0-1: Brishtsel, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Davidovich, min. 9 (2); 2-1: Krupitsa, min. 8 (3); 2-2: Andrieiev, min. 5 (3); 2-3: Brishtsel, min. 2 (3).
KP Lodz earns tough three points in win
The 3-2 win for KP Lodz over Milano BS was an exhibition in the art of timely offense and sturdy offense. The win puts KP Lodz on track for a spot in the final 16.One goal, great shots, shut-down defense, and some amazing saves were what defined the opening frame and KP Lodz, the Polish club, was able to score the lone goal and they clung to the 1-0 lead over the very fan-friendly Italian side from Milano. The Milanese side had a reply in the form of a long-range direct kick from Anderson that settled the score at one goal apiece, however the goals did not stop there and both sides scored again to put the score at 2-2 going into the final period. The last frame had KP Lodz scoring first and needing to assert their physical play to off the Italian club, which in the end, they were just able to do so by a score of 3-2.
Goals: 0-1: Krawcyzk, min. 2 (1); 1-1: Anderson, min. 6 (2); 1-2: Klepczarek, min. 1 (2); 2-2: Eudin, min. 0 (2); 2-3: Milewski, min. 10 (3).
Swiss Sable Dancers do Switzerland proud in win
One of the most experienced teams in this Euro Winners Cup 2015, Swiss powerhouse Sable Dancer Bern, had some pretty uncomfortable last minutes against Greek champions, Mani BS. After building a consistent 3-0 advantage, and reacting again with the 2-7 after the Greek had cut down the distance, it seemed that the Alpine had everything under control. But the mighty Hellenic side fought back once again when things seemed more difficult, and shortened the gap in the last stage of the game. His reaction, though, fell two goals short, and Sable Dancers ended up bagging the points.
Goals: 1-0: Lisser, min. 11 (1); 0-2: Fleur, min. 10 (1); 0-3: Schirinzi, min. 8 (1); 3-1: Christakos, min. 7 (1); 2-3: Bourelakos, min. 5 (1); 2-4: Schirinzi, min. 4 (1); 2-5: Schirinzi, min. 8 (2); 2-6: Taiarui, min. 5 (2); 2-7: Angel, min. 2 (2); 3-7: Papanastasiou, min. 11 (3); 3-8: Lisser, min. 8 (3); 4-8: Kazianis, min. 5 (3); 5-8: Sampatakos, min. 4 (3); 6-8: Bourelakos, min. 0 (3).
CS Djoker narrowly escapes day 1 with victory
The 0-0 win for CS Djoker over Portsmouth was tight throughout and it looked as if every shot on goal was going in and could change the whole complexion of the match. It was a slow and steady approach that allowed the Moldovan side to succeed. Portsmouth BS and CS Djoker may not have played much against each other but with both sides full of National Selection players from England and Moldova, but others as well, there was a sense of familiarity, and the 0-0 score going into the second period showed how well they knew each other. The Moldovans were the first to score but the English club replied with their own goal, making the score 1-1. The middle frame ended with CS Djoker up 2-1. Defenses held strong for both teams and neither side scored again in the final frame, securing CS Djoker the 2-1 win.
Goals: 0-1: Baesu, min. 9 (2); 1-1: Black, min. 7 (2); 1-2: Duarte Filipe, min. 5 (2).
SC Braga storm past BSC Peugeot
Just in case there was any kind of doubt, Sporting Clube Braga restated their candidacy for this Euro Winners Cup 2015, following a loud win over Estonian side BSC Peugeot. With timely attack and talented display, the Portuguese side stormed past the Estonian side, giving them little chance. After a 0-3 run in the first period, things got very difficult for Peugeot, who could only pull one back midway second leg, right before the Portuguese side unleashed their offensive power to leave a mark in this opening matchday in Catania.
Goals: 0-1: Eilton, min. 10 (1); 0-2: Ramacciotti, min. 6 (1); 0-3: Ze Maria, min. 3 (1); 1-3: Raku, min. 6 (2); 1-4: Ramacciotti, min. 5 (2); 1-5: Rudy, min. 4 (2); 1-6: Gori, min. 3-2; 1-7: Ze Maria, min. 0 (2); 1-8: Gori, min. 3 (3).
Maci bags winner for AS Performer Constanta
The 4-3 win for AS Performer Constanta over Montpellier hung on a hinge from start to finish. However, every time the French club mounted an attack to tie matters, the Romanian club had an answer were able to finish strong. Montpellier BS and AS Performer Constante began the match battling but only one first period goal was scored, but it was the Romanian club, Constanta, struck first from of the sports’ best goal scorers, Maci. It did not take long into the second period for the side hailing from France to level things at 1, less than a minute into the period. The shots continued to mount but it was not until past the midway point in the period that AS Performer scored the third goal, putting them up 2-1. The goals began to add up as both sides netted another goal, leaving the score at 3-2 for Constanta with 12 minutes left. When the final whistle had sounded, the AS Performer withstood another comeback and found a way to win 4-3.
Goals: 0-1: Maci, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Favolino, min. 11 (2); 1-2: I. Poste, min. 5 (2); 2-2: Fayos, min. 0 (2); 2-3: Maci, min. 0 (2); 3-3: Touchat, min. 4 (3); 3-4: Maci, min. 2 (3).
Pablo nets two to propel Happy Car Sambenedettese
Happy Car Sambenedettese had a satisfying landing in their second Euro Winners Cup. The defending Italian champion edged Kazakh Ushkyn-Iskra to eventually get hold of the lead in Group D. The Rossoblu found it hard to bend the Kazakh resistance, and it was not until the beginning of second leg that André, one of the most prolific scorers of all times, swept his team ahead with a perfectly-aimed shot. Things got nothing easier for the Transalpine after that, and Kvyatkovskiy equalized five minutes afterwards. Only a perfect third frame could get things done for the Serie A champions, who used two goals by Spaniard Pablo and a third one by Bruno Novo to secure the points at stake.
Goals: 0-1: André, min. 10 (2); 1-1: Kvyatkovskiy, min. 5 (2); 1-2: Pablo, min. 9 (3); 1-3: Pablo, min. 4 (3); 1-4: Bruno Novo, min. 2 (3).
BSC Lokomotiv pulls away in 3rd for 3 points
The 5-0 win for BSC Lokomotiv was a lot tougher the odds might have looked like. Amrahbank did not have the same offensive weapons but they played very sound defense before succumbing to the attacks of the Russian club. Expectations rarely serve anyone well because they are so hard to exceed and difficult to live up to but the Russians and their club teams are happy with the weight of the world on their shoulders. However being recognized as one of the worlds’ best, as is BSC Lokomotiv, means everyone gives you their best shot and Amrahank did their best and kept the score level at 0 early in the game. The draw was destroyed by a goal from Gorchinskiy, putting the Russian club up 1-0 after the first period. The second 12 minutes flew by, and Lokomotiv scored another late goal to take the 2-0 lead into the final frame. The Azerbaijani squad continued to play play tough and kept the score close, but Lokomotiv were too much and finished the match just that much stronger than they started, winning by a score of 5-0.
Goals: 0-1: Gorchinskiy, min. 1 (1); 0-2: Zborovskyi, min. 2 (2); 0-3: Zborovskyi, min. 5 (3); 0-4: Leonov, min. 1 (3); 0-5: Borsuk, min. 0 (3).
BSC Kristall needs late offensive outburst for win
The 5-1 win for BSC Kristall was as hard as it has come to a defending champion opening an event, but a win is a win. The Russian side will not complain, but after allowing an early equalizer, they will surely look to put more pressure on their opponents early in the matches. Similar to the winners of the Euro Winners Cup 2013 champions, the 2014 kings, Kristall, began the 2015 edition with the first goal. Bala Azul did not let things get out of hand though and they scored a first period goal of their own, on a blast from Ardil, to level things at 1-all. If Kristall was disappointed in the early draw, they did not show and scored late in the frame, giving them the 2-1 lead with 24 minutes left. The Spanish club continued to play with determination and still limited the Russian sides’ attacks, but the score stood still at 2-1 for Kristall going into the final frame. The third period is where the stars shine the brightest, or at least need to, and the Russian club ballooned their lead to 4-1 afer strikes from Krash and Llorenç. When the match became final the score was 5-1 for Kristall.
Goals: 0-1: Romanov, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Ardil, min. 6 (1); 1-2: Datinha, min. 1 (1); 1-3: Krash, min. 10 (3); 1-4: Llorenç, min. 8 (3); 1-5: Llorenç, min. 4 (3).
Up-and down effort ends in rout by DomusBet BS Catania
The 6-12 victory for DomusBet BS Catania over BS Bohemians 1905 looked like it would be easy, then looked as if things were going to go the way of the Czech team, but in the end the locals pulled away for an exciting win. Drawing on the positive and raucous energy of the home crowd, DomusBet BS Catania scored twice early and upped the energy. The atmosphere was electric and continued after Koller of BS Bohemians 1905 scored to bring the score to 2-1, as the home team and crowd were excited for a beach soccer battle. The pressure did not get to the hosts as they turned up their intensity and pushed their lead to five goals, taking a 6-1 lead into the final frame. Things looked bleak for the Czech club but they had answers and fought back with three straight goals to put the score at 6-4 for the Italian club. The Italians were the next to answer and they did so resoundingly, scoring almost at will and when the final buzzer had sounded, they had earned the 6-12 triumph.
Goals: 0-1: Gabriel, min. 11 (1); 0-2: Maradona Jr., min. 8 (1); 1-2: Koller, min. 4 (1); 1-3: Rodrigo, min. 11 (2); 1-4: Fred, min. 8 (2); 1-5: Bosco, min. 0 (2); 1-6: Rodrigo, min. 0 (2); 2-6: Vladyka, min. 11 (3); 3-6: Nosek, min. 9 (3); 4-6: Stejskal, min. 9 (3); 4-7: Zurlo, min. 9 (3); 4-8: Rodrigo, min. 8 (3); 4-9: Maradona Jr., min. 7 (3); 5-9: Koller, min. 6 (3); 5-10: Palazzolo, min. 5 (3); 5-11: Zurlo, min. 4 (3); 6-11: Radosta, min. 2 (3); 6-12: Maradona Jr., min. 0 (3).
EURO WINNERS CUP 2015
10:00 – FC Dinamo Batumi 2-0 FC Odesos (Group B)
10:00 – LSA Chaudfontaine 4-12 Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC (Group G)
11:15 – CD Murcia 5-4 BST Chemnitz (Group A)
11:15 – Antalya-Alanya BSC 10-4 Hemako Sztutowo (Group F)
12:30 – FC Bate Borisov 2-3 FC Vybor (Group G)
12:30 – Milano BS 2-3 KP Lodz (Group E)
13:45 – Mani BS 6-8 BSC Sable Dancers Bern (Group F)
13:45 – Portsmouth BS 1-2 CS Djoker (Group D)
15:00 – Peugeot 1-8 SC Braga (Group E)
15:00 – Montpellier BS 3-4 AS Performer Constanta (Group C)
16:15 – Ushkyn-Iskra 1-4 Happy Car Sembenedettese BS (Group D)
17:30 – Amrahbank 0-5 BSC Lokomotiv (Group C)
18:45 – CD Bala Azul 1-5 BSC Kristall (Group B)
20:00 – BS Bohemians 1905 6-12 DomusBet BS Catania (Group A)
10:00 – Portsmouth BS vs Ushkyn-Iskra (Group D)
10:00 – LSA Chaudfontaine vs FC Bate Borisov (Group G)
11:15 – Montepellier BS vs Amrahbank (Group C)
11:15 – Antalya-Alanya BSC vs Mani BS (Group F)
12:30 – FC Vybor vs Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC (Group G)
12:30 – Milano BS vs Peugeot (Group E)
13:45 – BSC Sable Dancers Bern vs Hemako Sztutowo (Group F)
13:45 – FC Dinamo Batumi vs CD Bala Azul (Group B)
15:00 – SC Braga vs KP Lodz (Group E)
15:00 – CD Murcia vs BS Bohemians 1905 (Group A)
16:15 – Happy Car Sembenedettese BS vs CS Djoker (Group D)
17:30 – BSC Lokomotiv vs AS Performer Constanta (Group C)
18:45 – BSC Kristall vs FC Odesos (Group B)
20:00 – DomusBet BS Catania BS Chemnitz (Group A)