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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Bidding process for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023™ now open

6 Oct 2021

FIFA has today invited all its member associations to express their interest in bidding to host the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023™. The bidding process is kicking off just over one month after the most recent edition of the tournament concluded in Russia, featuring a record number of goals – 302, with an average of 9.44 per match.

Taking place biennially, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup™ sees 16 nations compete on the international stage. Member associations interested in hosting the event, which brings together the best beach soccer players from across the globe, have until 29 October 2021 to submit their declaration of interest.

Following the submission of the definitive bids and hosting documents by the end of January 2022, FIFA expects to appoint the host of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023 at the end of Q1 2022.