Teams

  • Tactical revolution unseats Brazil

    Tactical revolution unseats Brazil

    More evenly contested than some of its predecessors, the sixth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup proved an engrossing event, ending with the tactically astute Russians deposing mighty Brazil.

  • Russia’s well-oiled machine

    Russia’s well-oiled machine

    Newly crowned beach kings Russia showed in the final that their success is built around excellent link-up play and all-round players capable of defending, attacking and scoring with equal aplomb.

    First stage - Group C
    02 September NGA4:8 (1:4, 2:3, 1:1)RUS
    04 September RUS5:0 (0:0, 1:0, 4:0)TAH
    06 September VEN3:7 (1:0, 1:4, 1:3)RUS
    Quarter-finals
    08 September RUS5:3 (1:1, 3:0, 1:2)MEX
    Semi-finals
    10 September SLV3:7 (1:4, 2:2, 0:1)RUS
    Final
    11 September RUS12:8 (3:2, 6:2, 3:4)BRA

    Standings

    TeamMPGFGAPts
    RUS32079
    NGA313126
    TAH36113
    VEN38170
    • The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Trophy
    • Alexey Makarov of Russia celebrates
    • Morgan Plata (#11) of Mexico celebrates scoring a goal to team mates on the bench
    • Ilya Leonov (#8) of Russia celebrates with team mates
    • Yury Gorchinskiy of Russia celebrates
    • Goalkeeper Andrey Bukhlitsky of Russia celebrates with the trophy
    • Russia and Brazil line up
    • Russia line up
    • Russia Coach, Mikhail Likhachev is thrown in the air by his team

    Statistics

    MPGFGASSOGPENOHFKCKFCFSY2YCR
    64421197990729163734400

    Tournaments
    FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final All editions