Beach soccer

Beach soccer
Beach soccer

Currently, the most popular type of sport in the world is association soccer, so it is only natural that there are various forms of it. Beach soccer is one of the newest of them, it is also known as beach football. As a professional sport, it emerged only in 1992 in Brazil, when the first formal set of rules was written. In general, it includes all the central rules of standard soccer, with only a few exceptions. First and foremost, it is played on sand, and this is the defining feature of the sport, as sand is a much harsher environment compared to grass. For this reason, the field is considerable smaller and the match length is reduced to 36 minutes total (three periods of 12 minutes). Each team consists of five players, who all play in bare feet. Currently, there are plenty of international and local events all over the world, which is good news for those interested in beach soccer betting; you will always be able to find a match to place bets on with favourable odds.

A Truly International Sport

Although it started in Brazil, nowadays, beach soccer is popular across the globe. The world championships have been organized annually since 1995 by Beach Soccer Worldwide, but in 10 years, BCW and FIFA have joined forces, and, since 2005, the world championship is held by FIFA. Starting from 2009, the tournament has been held every two years. The first World Cup outside of Brazil was held in 2008 in Marseille, France, and now the location of the tournament changes every time. Brazil, however, is still the most successful nation in the sport; in total, its team has secured 14 championship titles. The other major international beach soccer events include Intercontinental and BSWW Mundialito. In addition to it, there are multiple regional confederations.

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