FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Senegal made their Beach Soccer World Cup debut in 2007 and have missed only the 2009 tournament since then. They reached the last eight on their tournament debut and eventually placed fifth, their best ever finish. Quarter-finalists again in 2011 (seventh) and 2017 (sixth), Senegal failed to advance beyond the group phase in 2008, 2013 and 2015.
The road to Paraguay
With the exception of the narrow penalty-shootout win over Nigeria in their opening match, Senegal encountered little resistance en route to their fifth African title out of the last seven continental finals. After going on to beat Tanzania 12-2, Libya 10-1 and Morocco 7-2, they defeated the Nigerians once again in the final, this time by a comfortable 6-1 scoreline.
Did you know?
- Senegal striker Lansana Diassy scored in all five of their qualifying matches and was his side’s leading scorer with eight goals.
- The Senegalese averaged 7.8 goals for and two goals against per game.
- They have now qualified for the Beach Soccer World Cup seven times, more than any other African country.