Beach soccer

Beach soccer
Beach soccer

Currently the most popular type of sport in the world is association football, 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 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 football, with only 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, the match length also got reduced to thirty-six minutes (three periods of twelve minutes). Each team consists of five players, who 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 football betting – you will always be able to find a match to place bets on with favorable 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 ten years BCW and FIFA joined forces and since 2005 the world championship is held by FIFA. Starting from 2009 the tournament is 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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