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BSWW Season Review 2011 is the official document showing the growth of the Beach Soccer in terms of number of events, teams involved, TV coverage and attendance during last season. No doubt 2011 has ...

BSWW Season Review 2011 is the official document showing the growth of the Beach Soccer in terms of number of events, teams involved, TV coverage and attendance during last season. No doubt 2011 has been a key year for the history of beach soccer, and the figures and media exposure compiled in this review are the clearest evidence on that.

3. Welcome, by Joan Cusco
4. The Season in Numbers
5. Calendar
6. TV Coverage
8. Beachsoccer.com
9. Getting trendy…
20. Euro Beach Soccer League
26. EBSL Bern 2011
31. EBSL Berlin 2011
96. EBSL Ravenna 2011
134. EBSL The Hague 2011
150. EBSL Superfinal & Promotion Final – Moscow 2011
188. Beach Soccer Worldwide Tour
188. Copa Latina
191. BSWW Miami Cup 2011
274. BSWW Mundialito
347. Copa Lagos
466. Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2011
590. Final European 2011 Ranking
592. Mundialito de Clubes
826. Other Key moments
827. Beach Soccer Takes aim at Rio 2016
828. Rio 2016 Head Wants Olympics Beach Soccer
829. Beach Soccer opens CONCACAF Congress
830. Beach Soccer takes part in FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala
831. 32.000 at the stands of the Copa Brasil
832. Karembeu, Beach Soccer ambassador in Soccerex
3. Contacts

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    • SEASON REVIEW 2011Contents3. Welcome, by Joan Cusco4. The Season in Numbers5. Calendar6. TV Coverage8. Beachsoccer.com9. Getting trendy…20. Euro Beach Soccer League 26. EBSL Bern 2011 31. EBSL Berlin 2011 96. EBSL Ravenna 2011 134. EBSL The Hague 2011 150. EBSL Superfinal & Promotion Final – Moscow 2011188. Beach Soccer Worldwide Tour 188. Copa Latina 191. BSWW Miami Cup 2011 274. BSWW Mundialito 347. Copa Lagos466. Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2011590. Final European 2011 Ranking592. Mundialito de Clubes826. Other Key moments 827. Beach Soccer Takes aim at Rio 2016 828. Rio 2016 Head Wants Olympics Beach Soccer 829. Beach Soccer opens CONCACAF Congress 830. Beach Soccer takes part in FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 831. 32.000 at the stands of the Copa Brasil 832. Karembeu, Beach Soccer ambassador in Soccerex3. Contacts SEASON REVIEW 2
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011Welcome Beach Soccer beats new landmarks, welcomes new territories and designs new realities It is a great pleasure for me to greet you all again at the end of a new year in Beach Soccer. And it is mainly so because the new season has proven that we are on the right track to see the sport grow and grow. Too many things have happened during this last 12 months not to consider this 2011 as a key year for the sport development, a stage which, thanks to great efforts and a lot of passion, have brought significant steps forward which will set a referential point in our history. This 2011 will be remember for good as a year in which the dream of seeing the Clubs competition came true. The I Mundialito de Clubes, held in Sao Paulo in March, opened the door to a whole new life for the sport. And, as anticipated, the clubs competition is here to stay, with this desire firmly backed by an amusing success both in terms of media interest and competition standards. Another of the wonderful news about this last season was the opening of new venues, which added even more glamour and brightness to the World-scale circuit. Miami and Lagos joined the BSWW Tour, delivering, together with Samsung Intercontinental Cup Dubai, three great competitions that will for sure stay in the Beach Soccer calendar for a long time, confirming at the same time that Beach Soccer is a worldwide citizen. Together with the turning point set by Russia’s winning the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and ending Brazil’s dominion, it is an irrefutable fact that the competitiveness and entity of all the squads has also experienced a remarkable growth, and this is also a great symptom of the sport’s excellent health. After all these facts, and the incorporation of the women’s beach soccer we are working hard on, the route is set for the new golden objective, one we feel to be in the right path to: the Olympics. It is an ambitious goal, and there’s a lot to fight for, yet, but the prize is more than worth it... Beach Soccer, then, is stronger than ever, and we just wanted to say one thing for that: Thank you for being a key part of it. Thank you for making it happen. Joan Cusco BSWW Vice-president and FIFA Board Member SEASON REVIEW 3
    • THE SEASON IN NUMBERS 30National Teams and10 Clubs involved TV: Matches broadcasted 540 million to households in 180 countries National Teams & 10 938 goals Clubs involved in 134 matches Attendance: +800.000 spectators attended our events beachsoccer.com: +630.000 unique visitors and +1.400.000 hits
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011The Calendar Euro Beach Soccer League Copa Latina Bern 2011 (Rio Quente, BRA) (Bern, SUI) January 28th to 30th May 27th – 29th Euro Beach Soccer League I Mundialito de Clubes Berlin 2011 (Sao Paulo, BRA) (Berlin, GER) March 19th - 26th July 8th – 10th Euro Beach Soccer League Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Ravenna 2011 Cup 2011 (Ravenna, ITA) (Miami, USA) July 22nd – 24th April 29th – May 1st Euro Beach Soccer League BSWW Mundialito The Hague 2011 (Portimao, POR) (The Hague, NED) August 11th – 13th July 29th – 31st EBSL Superfinal and Samsung Beach Soccer Promotion Final Moscow’ 11 Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2011 (Moscow, RUS) (Dubai, UAE) August 4th – 7th November 22nd – 26th FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Copa Lagos Ravenna/Italy 2011 (Lagos, NGA) + 3 continental qualifiers December 16th – 18th (not included in this review) SEASON REVIEW 5
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011TV coverageThe love story between Beach Soccer and TV keeps as strong as ever, and thesport got further confirmed this season as a perfect Small Screen product.Figures set this even clearer, with a very successful 2012 season in whichmany broadcasters jumped aboard and joined the party of a fast-growing sport.The usual Giant platforms, such as Eurosport, FOX, Al Jazeera, Super Sport,Rede Globo and so strengthened their relationship with Beach Soccer, andimportant newcomers joined the spectrum to shape a great Worldwidecoverage map. Through the new agreements this year, more supporters, inmore countries than before, could enjoy the thrilling action of the sport.During the whole season, the games broadcasts reached more than 540million households, getting the action to the screens of more than 180countries worldwide.This was accomplished thanks to the involvement of up to 24 majorbroadcasters, whose coverage area left almost no territories uncovered.These figures were even significantly increased when dealing with newsvideos. In an event such as the BSWW Miami Cup, for instance, AssociatedPress and Sports News Television took the images of the games to up to 1000million households globally.For the first time also this year, every single event was produced in HighDefinition, hence securing all details to travel through the waves and let thesports followers every single movement happening on the sand. SEASON REVIEW 6
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011 This is the list of broadcasters who got the rights to shoot the Beach Soccer games during this 2012 season: EUROSPORT, through EUROSPORT & EUROSPORT ESPN – STAR SPORTS AL JAZEERA (ART) 2 is the responsible for the Beach Soccer Broadcast Official broadcaster for official broadcaster forall over the Old Continent, reaching up to 59 territories Asia the Middle-East andin Europe, and broadcasting in 16 different languages North Africa FOX Sports, through FOX SOCCER CHANNEL FOX DEPORTES CONO SUPER SPORT their networks was the was the official NORTE and CONO SUR Official broadcaster for official broadcaster for broadcaster for the USA USA, Central and South Africa the whole American and Australia America, as well as for Continent (English) the Caribbean (Spanish) Rede GLOVO TV SPORT TV SPORT TV RTR (Brazil) (Brazil) (Portugal) (Russia) Terra TV RAI Network(USA and Latin America) (Italy) AZ TV TVE and ESPORTS 3 CHARLTON SPORTS (Azerbaijan) (Spain) (Israel) ESPN ORANGE SPORT TRK FOOTBALL PLUM TV (England) (Poland) (Ukraine) (Miami) SEASON REVIEW 7
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011Beachsoccer.comThe official Beach Soccer Worldwide website was another of the elementsexperiencing the growth of the sport at a multiple level. Breaking records yearafter year, www.beachsoccer.com gets confirmed as the main point ofinformation about the Beach Soccer world, offering at the same timeinteractive and exclusive contents such as games, videos, albums, calendar,etc. As a result of being the quickest and most reliable channel for all the fansof Beach Soccer, is today firmly established as the main source of informationwhen it comes to the most beautiful version of “The Beautiful game”.Besides, the Live Stream window, through which all matches are broadcasted,keeps gaining audience, and becomes a wonderful tool for all the sport’s fansto watch, live, all the action of the Beach Soccer Worldwide tournaments.Figures strongly back these facts, with reports showing that, during this 2011,the BSWW site hosted more than 630.000 unique visitors, and receivedmore than 1.400.000 hits.Morte technically, the online broadcasting of the different games in the yearbrought a final amount of more than 16.500 Gygabites of streamedcontent. SEASON REVIEW 8
    • SEASON REVIEW 2011 Getting trendy…Beach soccer is quickly getting acknowledged as a trendy sport, a ‘cool’ activity to enjoywatching and practicing, not only because of its excersising goodness but also because ofthe atmosphere surrounding it: the paradise resorts and beaches, the music, the beauty,the glamour…Consequently, it is nowadays no big surprise to see Beach Soccer reported in the mostprestigious sports and Trend magazines, such as GQ, Men’s Health, Millionaire, GuerinSportivo, and so on. GQ SEASON REVIEW 9
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    • SEASON REVIEW 2011MEN’S HEALTH SEASON REVIEW 15
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) 2011 formatThe Euro Beach Soccer League brings the top national teams from the entire continent tocompete head to head in a thrilling summer-long league format. Originally started back in1998, this exciting continental competition has been constantly gaining reputation andcatching the attention of more and more countries.The competition travels from place to place with the league setting up camp for a weekendat a time, attracting large crowds of spectators and giving each event a unique feel for thetelevision audience. BSWW are always looking to improve, and confirming this fact, theBeach Soccer entity created the following format to try and standardize its most prestigiouscompetition.The EBSL 2011 featured again four preliminary events in four different stages around theold continent, being the one in Bern the opening leg of this year’s season. Next stops forthe ESLB locomotive this season were Berlin (July 8th-10th), Ravenna (July 15th-17th) andThe Hague (July 29th-31st). The best teams during these stages headed for the final battle inMoscow (August 4th-7th), where the EBSL Superfinal raised Russia as the best team inEurope, just weeks before Likhachev’s team made history by snatching Brazil the WorldCup.As usual, the EBSL 2011 was divided into two separate divisions, Division A and Division B.Division A consists of the 8 top teams in Europe based on the BSWW European Ranking.Division B consists of the lower ranked teams and new entries to the competition. Eachdivision has its own regulations and competition format.In each EBSL venue there were four teams competing in the Division A pool and three in theDivision B pool, facing each other in a round-robin format. Each team competed in twopreliminary events to see their points obtained accumulated into an overall ranking thatdetermined the teams qualified for the Superfinal in Moscow (August 4th-7th).The same system worked for Division B contenders. The four EBSL stage winners plus therunner-up with better figures in the season got into the Promotion Final, in which theybattled together with the lowest ranked team in Division A to gain a slot in the top-flightdivision for the following season, being France the ones to do so, avenging last year’sexchanged roles with Turkey. SEASON REVIEW 21
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011Previous editionsEBSL 2010 Super Final ReviewLisbon (Portugal), August 26th – 29thPortugal become the new Kings of EuropeThe Portuguese team became the new European Beach Soccer League champions, afterthey beat Italy in the Superfinal held in Lisbon, achieving this way the trophy for thefourth time so far. The match, as expected, was absolutely hard-fought, since theLusitanian were to contest the best Italy, who had reached this Superfinal in a greatshape, inflicting emphatic defeats to all their opponents. EBSL SUPERFINAL final standings 1-PORTUGAL 2-ITALY 3-RUSSIA 4-SWITZERLAND 5- SPAIN 6- ROMANIA Individual awards MVP: Madjer (POR) Best Goalkeeper: Andry Bukhlistkiy (RUS) Top Scorer: Dejan Stankovic (SUI)EBSL 2010 Promotion Final ReviewLisbon (Portugal), August 26th – 29thC’est fini for France: Turkey snatches their Division A berthBeach Soccer fans in Lisbon witnessed how Turkey beat France in the dramaticPromotion Final, clinching the Division A passport from the French. The Ottomansbecame a top-flight team for next season in an exciting game only decided in its laststage.Promotion Final standings1- TURKEY (promoted to EBSL Division A for next season)2- FRANCE (relegated from EBSL Division A)3- ISRAEL4- HUNGARY5- AZERBAIJAN6- ENGLAND SEASON REVIEW 22
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011Euro Beach Soccer League Records EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2009 Final standings Individual awards 1. Russia ·MVP: Madjer (POR) 2. Portugal ·Best goalkeeper: 3. Italy Bukhlitskiy (RUS) 4. Spain ·Top scorer: Madjer (POR) 5. Switzerland and Palmacci (ITA), with 6. Poland 7 goals EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2008 Final standings Individual awards 1. Portugal ·MVP: Madjer (POR) 2. Netherlands ·Best goalkeeper: Reijer 3. Russia Ran (NED) 4. Italy ·Top scorer: Madjer 5. Switzerland (POR), with 11 goals 6. Czech Rep. 7. France 8. Poland EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2007 Final standings Individual awards 1. Portugal ·MVP: Stankovic (SUI) 2. France ·Best goalkeeper: 3. Russia Bukhlitskiy (RUS) 4. Spain ·Top scorer: Stankovic 5. Italy (SUI), with 24 goals 6. Switzerland ·Best tournament: BSWW 7. Poland Mundialito (Portimão) 8. Czech Republic ·Fair Play Award: Russia EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2006 Final standings Individual awards 1. Spain ·MVP: Madjer (SUI) 2. Portugal ·Best goalkeeper: Roberto 3. Poland (ESP) 4. Italy ·Top scorer: Madjer (SUI), 5. France with 30 goals 6. Switzerland ·Best tournament: BSWW 7. Ukraine Mundialito (Portimão) & 8. Greece Poddebice (POL) – Gr. B SEASON REVIEW 23
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2005Final standings Individual awards1. Italy ·MVP: Scalabrelli (ITA)2. Portugal ·Top scorer: Amarelle (ESP),3. France with 7 goals4. Switzerland ·Rookies of the year:5. Spain Françosie (FRA), Stankovic6. Hungary (SUI) & Vigh (HUN)7. Russia ·Best tournament: Figueira8. Austria de Foz (POR)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2004Final standings Individual awards1. France ·MVP: David (ESP) & Belme (BEL)2. Portugal ·Best goalkeepers: Roberto (ESP) &3. Ukraine Fortemps (BEL)4. Italy ·Top scorers: Madjer (POR) & Belme5. Spain (BEL)6. Switzerland ·Rookie of the year: Ukraine7. Belgium ·FIFA Fair Play Awards: Larsen (NOR)8. Austria & Fuat (TUR)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2003Final standings Individual awards1. Spain ·MVP: Amarelle (ESP) & Larsen (NOR)2. France ·Best goalkeeper: Lingenhag (SUI)3. Portugal ·Top scorers: Madjer (POR) &4. Switzerland Niederbacher (AUT)5. Italy ·Rookie of the year: Castro (ESP) &6. Norway Belme (BEL)7. Belgium ·FIFA Fair Play Awards: Larsen (NOR) &8. Austria Scales (ENG)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2002Final standings Individual awards1. Portugal ·MVP: Fruzzetti (ITA) & Tamer (TUR)2. Spain ·Best goalkeeper: Roberto (ESP)3. France & Serr (GER)4. Turkey ·Top scorers: Alan (POR) & Schirinzi (SUI)5. Austria ·Rookie of the year: Belchior (POR)6. Italy & Pölking (GER)7. Switzerland ·FIFA Fair Play Award: Pointon (ENG)8. Germany SEASON REVIEW 24
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2001Final standings Individual awards1. Spain ·MVP: Amarelle (ESP)2. Portugal ·Top scorer: Madjer (POR),3. Italy with 40 goals4. France ·Best goalkeeper: Roberto5. Germany (ESP)6. England7. Switzerland8. IrelandEURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2000Final standings Individual awards1. Spain ·MVP: Amarelle (ESP)2. Portugal ·Top scorer: Amarelle (ESP),3. France with 15 goals4. Italy ·Best goalkeeper: Abel (ESP)5. Germany ·Rookie of the year: Boer (NED)6. Netherlands ·FIFA Fair Play Award: Cantona (FRA)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 1999Final standings Individual awards1. Spain ·MVP: Madjer (POR)2. France ·Top scorer: Setién (ESP),3. Portugal with 40 goals4. Italy ·Best goalkeeper: Zé Miguel5. Germany (POR)6. AustriaEURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 1998Final standings Individual awards1. Germany ·MVP: Amarelle (ESP)2. Italy ·Top scorer: Amarelle (ESP)3. Spain ·Rookie of the year: Amarelle4. Portugal (ESP)5. France6. Yugoslavia7. Switzerland SEASON REVIEW 25
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERN 2011 Weyermannshaus Beach Stadium (Bern) May 27th – 29th
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERN 2011Spain and Israel, first winners!Italy snatches second place in the EBSL Bern 2011 afterbending Switzerland in the last gameLa Roja did not slow down their march after mathematically winning yesterdaythe Euro Beach Soccer League – Bern 2011 stage, and got rid today of acheeky Turkey that, although being their first stage in Division A, left a greatimpression. Spaniards clinch this way their ninth points in Switzerland andhave their foot at the door of the EBSL Super Final.One of the new sensations of Joaquin’s squad, Nelson, got the opener for hisside, during the first period, and it was not until mid second leg that one of theTurkish target men, Ayhan, leveled things. But the Ottoman joy was ephemeral,since in the next minute, another newcomer, Aceitón, would rocket a ball in forthe 2-1. In the following minutes, the Spaniards increased their advantage, andJuanma and Beiro made it 4-1, only to see Erhan cutting it a bit with his fourthgoal in the tournament.The 4-2 was stuck on the scoreboard for most of the last period, until Ayhan,with his second hit today, made the afternoon uneasy for La Roja. At least, thefour minutes yet to be played. But experience was Spain’s best weapons in thatlast seconds, and Turkey could not find any crack to Xan’s nets, and the victoryfell on the Spanish side.Goals: 1-0: Nelson, min. 2 (1); 1-1: Ayhan, min. 7 (2); 2-1: Aceitón, min. 6 (2); 3-1: Juanma, min. 4 (2); 4-1: Miguel Beiro, min. 3 (2); 4-2: Erhan, min. 2 (2); 4-3:Ayhan, min. 4 (3) SEASON REVIEW 27
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERN 2011Italy’s efficacy is superior to the SwissSwitzerland could not keep the second place in this first Euro Beach SoccerLeague 2011 stage of Bern. The hosts found it impossible to recover after asolid beginning by the Azzurri, and ended hopeless in front of the Italianexpertise. When the transalpine are ahead, it is difficult to bring them down.The Swiss knew it very well today.Italy were better during the first stages of the game, and enjoyed severaldangerous chances to step ahead. Finally, Soria would sweep the Azzurri infront with a bright finishing, and Leghissa would dive to head a ball in after agreat strategy movement just seconds afterwards. Things began turning toouphill for hosts Switzerland, and although Schirinzi cut the distance in the firstminute of the second half, the 2-1 would remain until the next break.Only twelve minutes left for Switzerland to try the final attack for the game, butit did not work. Instead, Italy took an excellent advantage of the Swiss needs,and two new goals by Soria finished all local chances, as well as gave theItalian number 9 theGoals: 1-0 : Soria, min. 3 (1); Leghissa, min. 3 (1); Schirinzi, min. 11 (2) ; 3-1:Soria, min. 2 (3) ; 4-1 : Soria, min. 0 (3) SEASON REVIEW 28
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERN 2011Israel win the Division B stage in the EBSL Bern 2011Israel will be in Moscow next August, fighting for the ticket to Division A. Lam’ssurprising side ran over favourites Ukraine and thanks to a 5-2 victory becamethe Division B champions of this Euro Beach Soccer League – Bern 2011, whatautomatically guarantees them a place in the EBSL Promotion Final.The Israeli, although facing the current champions of the European Qualifierfor the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, were confident in their possibilities, andthat confidence was finally rewarded. They knew that they needed to beextremely competitive today, and they were, conceding their opponents fewchances, and forcing them to do their best in every ball, in every clash, in everyrun. A rushing beginning was worth one goal for Israel, but that was not enoughto get in control of the game, since Ukraine knew how to shift things on theirfavour and Riabchuk and Andreiev made it 1-2 rather quickly. But Amar waseven quicker to strike back for the 2-2 which closed the first period.That first horn somehow signaled the end of the road for Ukraine, too. As fromthe second period on, Israel commanded the game, stepping ahead for thesecond time, thanks to Yatim, never letting their opponents recover. Instead,they leant on a precise counterattack to progressively widen the distance withan amazing goal by captain Iloz, and the fifth by Yatim, which finally securedthe first place, and the ticket to the Promotion Final, for Lam’s side.Goals: 1-0: Levi, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Riabchuk, min. 6 (1); 1-2: Andreiev, min. 4(1); 2-2: Amar, min. 3 (1); 3-2: Yatim, min. 7 (2); 4-2: Iloz, min. 3 (2); 5-2: Yatim,min. 2 (3) SEASON REVIEW 29
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERN 2011 EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE – BERN 2011 May 27th Israel 6 – 3 Norway Spain 5 – 3 Italy Switzerland 6 – 4 Turkey May 28th Norway 2 – 3 Ukraine Italy 9 – 4 Turkey Switzerland 4 – 5 Spain May 29th Israel 5 – 2 Ukraine Spain 4 – 3 Turkey Italy 1 – 4 SwitzerlandCompetition StandingsDIVISION A Team Points Goals Goals Goal Yellow Red scored Received difference cards cards1 SPAIN 9 14 10 +4 0 02 ITALY 6 16 10 +6 0 03 SWITZERLAND 3 11 13 -2 1 04 TURKEY 0 11 19 -8 4 0DIVISION B Team Points Goals Goals Goal Yellow Red scored Received difference cards cards1 ISRAEL* 6 11 5 +6 2 02 UKRAINE 3 5 7 -2 0 03 NORWAY 0 5 9 -4 0 0*Qualified for the EBSL 2011 Promotion FinalFinal Standings :Champions Division A: SpainChampions Division B: IsraelMVP: Juanma (Spain)Top Scorer: Soria (Italy)Best Goalkeeper: Simone del Mestre (Italy) SEASON REVIEW 30
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011 O2 World (Berlin) July 8th – 10th
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011Beach Soccer meets excellence at the O2 WorldMike Keller, managing director: “the O2 World offers theperfect framework for such a high-class tournament”The Euro Beach Soccer League reached Berlin for the first time ever and onlythe best setting would do for such an important event. The Beach SoccerStadium was set by the amusing facilities of the O2 World, definitely achievingthe best venue for the German stage of the top European Beach Soccertournament. Its central location, and the never-ending possibilities it offerscompleted in the best possible way the international Beach Soccer party for anunforgettable experience.Mike Keller, managing director of the O2World explained the high value of thisrelationship between Beach Soccer and arena’s excellent facilities: “This year,the prestigious Euro Beach Soccer League tournament took place in Berlin forthe first time ever, and we really appreciate that the organizer chose our sitefor the event. We are convinced that the O2World, with both its infrastructureand its attractive and central location, offers the perfect framework for such ahigh-class tournament. Our expectations were not let down, with a greatsummer party weekend and an amusing spirit with music, sand, a vivid crowdand many thrilling and exciting beach soccer matches”.In turn, Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide vice-president and FIFA Boardmember, highlighted the company’s aim at the best-known places at everyvenue: “Beach Soccer events are colourful festivals everyone can enjoy. Withthe flashing spectacle, the music, the vibe and their atmosphere, they change SEASON REVIEW 32
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011the life of a city, and this is why we always look for representative places tohost them. Berlin is a key trendy hotspot for us, as it entails lots of valuesstrictly paralleled with those of beach soccer. And, having the stadium by the O 2World was something wonderful, as we bind the sport with a spectacularvenue, just as we do with South Beach in Miami, Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro,Circo Massimo in Rome, etc. SEASON REVIEW 33
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011EBSL Berlin 2011 Cup goes to Russia!... and Czech Republic snatches the Promotion Final berthafter edgeing hosts Germany in the last game of thetournamentThe Euro Beach Soccer League – Berlin 2011 stage cup flew to Russian hands,after a breath-taking final which offered the best of Beach Soccer: ten amazinggoals, a great atmosphere, and two of the best teams in the world battling for acup which only had a rather clear owner at the end of the match.Fielding an amusing fitness, Russia began putting into siege Graça’s goal, withtwo shots in the first seconds of the game top ut the Portuguese goalie intoserious difficulties. After those overwhelming first minutes, Portugal regainedtheir breath and looked to Bukhlitskiy’s end. Madjer could have opened thescore when being conceded a penalty kick, but the excellent Russiangoalkeeper guessed his aim and prevented the captain to sweep ahead thecurrent champions. Just a couple of minutes afterwards, instead,Krasheninnikov managed the opener for his side to get to first break ahead onthe score.This is exactly the scenario no team wants to be thrown at: if Russia getsahead, it gets really difficult to block their march to the triumph. But if there’s ateam capable of doing so, this is magic-packed Portugal, with players capableof doing real harm at any moment. It is not only Madjer or Belchior, but anyother. Coimbra was this time the one to voice that the Lusitanians are an all-round team full of resources, and thanks to a wide-range attempt managed the SEASON REVIEW 34
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011equalizer in front of the 2000 people witnessing one of the best possiblebattles in this sport. And that was not the end of the work done by theunsuspected hero numbered 2, as some minutes afterwards he himself drovea strong race to reach the ball and sent it out of Bukhlitskiy’s reach for the turn-around completion.Portugal was in the right vibe, and Ze Miguel’s lads willed not to leave thechance to get a higher advantage. When the last minute of that second leg wasinching to the horn, the red side built a brilliant collective move, back-heel passby Madjer included, for Bruno Novo to finish and raise the 3-1. Russia got thenback on duty with the beginning of the third period, with Eremeev cutting thedistance. But current title-holders were feeling strong, and Madjer restored the2-goal gap.But in that frenetic first minutes of the last period, the Russians confirmed theywere not to give up regardless the distance to climb. Shishin was the man tocarry that flag. Russia’s 6 not only balanced the score in just 90 seconds, butwith two new goals got the cup to Russian hands.Goals: 0-1: Krash, min. 1 (1); 1-1: Coimbra, min. 6 (2); 2-1: Coimbra, min. 4 (2);3-1: Bruno Novo, min. 0 (2); 3-2: Eremeev, min. 9 (3); 4-2: Madjer, min. 8 (3); 4-3: Shishin, min. 8 (3); 4-4: Shishin, min. 6 (3); 4-5: Shishin, min. 2 (3); 4-6:Shishin, min. 0 (3)Romania secures top-flight pointsRomania left Turkey with no chance of points in their Division A debut, securingat the same time they will be a Division A team next season, as the Ottomanwill not be able to equalize the three points already at Romanian hands. Itcannot be said that it is a fair ending for Turkey, as they have shown really goodthing in thei matches this season. But the highest-level beach soccer is fiercelycompetitive, and you need to be really tough to edge the great teams involvedin the competition.Turkey determinedly sought their opponent’s goal in the first minutes,acknowledging that this match against Romania was the last chance to skiphaving to fight for their top-flight berth in next month’s Promotion Final inMoscow (August, 4th-7th). They targeted it, and were quite successful in theirquest, as Ayhan achieved the opener for the Ottoman with just one minutegone. Only the posts prevented Turkey for a wider advantage in an inspired firstperiod for Adil’s lads.Romania reacted after the break, indeed, in the very first move, when Croileveled things with the 1-1. Turkey did not want to let their chance go, andTamer immediately replied to recover the advantage for his side. TheCarpathians had stepped back onto the game, and they had done it for good.Boata and Maci turned the score around and kept with the stroke exchangewhich led to the 5-4 by the Romanian target man, one of the best players inEurope. Although Turkey kept trying, the Romanian defense sent all balls out tosnatch their first three points in the season, with which they assure they will notface relegation this season. Now is the moment to look for higher things forMaci, the Postes, and co. SEASON REVIEW 35
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011Goals: 0-1: Ayhan, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Croi, min. 11 (2); 1-2: Tamer, min. 11 (2) ;2-2 : Boata, min. 9 (2) ; 3-2 : Maci, min. 8 (2); 3-3: Erhan, min. 5 (2); 4-3: I.Poste, min. 9 (3); 4-4: Erhan, min. 9 (3); 5-4: Maci, min. 8 (3)Czech Republic snatches the Promotion Final berthGermany saw the Cup fly to Czech Republic in the last match of the Euro BeachSoccer League stage they were hosting. After being surprised in the first period,the Mannschaft found it difficult to cope with the game, as they never managedto get ahead, and remained unable to retain the trophy within its frontiers.Things began in a hard way for the hosts. Although they had got in control ofthe game, and were attempting to open the score to give their crowd adeserved joy, they were faced to the Czechs first goal. Dannilo rocketed a ballin for the equalizer, giving the game a new beginning for Germany. But in thatnew beginning, the Czechs were even tougher, as they got 1-3 ahead in the firstminutes of the second period.Ulle cut that distance a bit, but Mizar poured a last bucket of cold water overthe German heads when, right from the corner, sent the ball in, catching Klonand his defenders by surprise, and raising the 4-2 on the score. With 4 minutesto go, the hosts kept trying to launch the comeback, but all their attempts werefruitless. Instead, Czech Republic finished the game, with Lukic and Kovarikmaking it 2-6 to seize the Division B first position. The Czechs, then, enjoyedthe chance to fight in the Promotion Final for a place in Division A next season.Goals: 0-1: Bocek, min. 5 (1) ; 1-1: Dannilo, min. 3 (1); 1-2: Peterik, min. 10 (2);1-3: Kovarik, min. 7 (2); 2-3: Ulle, min. 6 (2); 2-4: Mizar, min. 4 (3); 2-5: Lukic,min. 1 (2); 1-6: Kovarik, min. 0 (3) SEASON REVIEW 36
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE BERLIN 2011Final standingsChampion Division A: RussiaChampion Division B: Czech RepublicIndividual awards:Best goalkeeper: Bukhlistkiy (RUSSIA)Top Scorer: Shishin (RUSSIA)MVP: Shishin (RUSSIA)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE – BERLIN 2011Friday, 8th July16.45 – Russia 5-2 Romania18:00 – Turkey 3-6 Portugal19:30 – Germany 4-1 AndorraSaturday, 9th July15.30 – Czech Republic 4-3 Andorra16:45 – Portugal 5-4 Romania18:00 – Russia 7-2 TurkeySunday, 10th July16.30 – Portugal 4-6 Russia17:45 – Romania 5-4 Turkey19:45 – Germany 2-6 Czech Republic SEASON REVIEW 37
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE RAVENNA 2011Swiss frenzy in RavennaAlpines beat Italy to end as winners of this third EBSL stageand secure their place in Moscow. France will be there, tooSwitzerland raised the Cup of this Euro Beach Soccer League – Ravenna 2011,after bending hosts Italy in a hard fought last game, tightly unbalanced thanksto the goals by Rodrigues and Leu. With the points achieved so far, the Alpinesfind themselves mathematically in the Super Final, whereas Italy, with ninepoints is almost virtually in Moscow, too.Although the Italians needed a wide victory to have the chance to keep the Cupat home due to their heavy defeat yesterday, the Azzurri were set to go for it.Switzerland, in turn, though in taking the opportunity of already securing theirplace to fight for the European throne, without needing to fear any miracle byPoland in the last stage in The Hague. Both teams felt the highest of respectstowards their opponent and preferred not to get too uncovered during the firststages.It was not until the 8th minute of the second leg that Rodrigues invented anunforgettable overhead kick to blast the ball at the back of the Italian nets. Thebest goalkeeper of the tournament, Italian Simone Del Mestre, could donothing to prevent the ball in as the missile by Swiss number 5 wasunstoppable. The match changed at that moment. Being already down in thescore, hosts could do nothing but going into attack and try to change thecourse of things. They put Valentin’s goal under their crosshair, but nothingworked for them. Instead, Leu found the way to Del Mestre’s nets with apowerful free kick to make it 0-2.There were just 4 minutes left, and the Alpine side would not take any risk.They made a couple of steps backwards and closed lines tight wight Valentin,leaving Italy no chance to react and seizing the Cup.Goals: 0-1: Rodrigues, min. 2 (2); 0-2: Leu, min. 4 (3) SEASON REVIEW 97
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE RAVENNA 2011Unbelievable come back by Romania gets them virtuallyin SuperfinalAn amazing comeback by Romania against Poland boosted Maci’s side into theEuro Beach Soccer League Superfinal. In this third stage of the EuropeanLeague, the Romanian turned a really unfavourable 0-3 into a 4-3 in the laststage of their last game in the regular phase to clinch their ninth points. Now,they place themselves among these teams that may get into this year’s SuperFinal, and only mathematics after the last stage in The Hage (July 29th –31st)and an outstanding performance by Poland in Dutch soil could leave themout.Things began in a really harsh way for the Carpathians, as Saganowski andGolebowski made it really uphill for them with a 0-3 in the first period. But, justas the Romanian’s did last season when they seemed out of the race againstSpain, an unveliebable come-back, finished in the last seconds, made themvirtually a Super Final contender. Today, against Poland, two goals by M. Posteand another one by Tanase left the score 3-3 by mid last leg.Maybe the hardest part of the way was already done, and the dynamics of thegame seemed to point for a dramatic last minutes. Although maybe theRomanians were the ones to try it more determinedly, Poland had theirchances too. Effectively, the ending was absolutely exciting, with Croi sending along-range attempt right into Polish goalmouth, making his team put one feetand a half in Moscow.Goals: 0-1: Saganowski, min. 5 (1); Golebowski, min. 1 (1); 0-3: Golebowski,min. 0 (1); 1-3: M. Poste, min. 11 (3); 3-2: Tanase, min. 7 (3); 3-3: M. Poste,min. 6 (3); 4-4: Croi, min. 0 (3) SEASON REVIEW 98
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE RAVENNA 2011France to fight for top-flight place!France will have the chance to get their Division A back in next month’s EuroBeach Soccer League Promotion Final. Les Bleus secured that opportunity afteredging Azerbaijan in a match that, although seemingly under control, couldhave ended up dramatically for François’ team, as just some centimeters leftthe Azeri ball apart from the French goal line in the last minute, when the resultwas 3-2. But the ball did not reach Ruiz’s nets, and Edouard managed the final4-2 in a smart header, tricking Vagif completely.A first header by Basquaise put France on the road to Moscow in the beginningof the first period, and the French seemed to have enough with that littleadvantage. Elvin, with the first of his two goals, showed them they were fullymistaken, achieving the equalizer in exactly the same minute of the secondperiod. Edouard came to the rescue, catching a refusal by the Azeri goalkeeperto sweep his team ahead again, this time, for good. Soares widened thedistance with a great header for the 3-1 before that second period was over.That advantage became even more comfortable after seeing that Azerbaijanwere kind of afraid to go all forth looking to do harm, and it was only in a freekick conceded by goalkeeper Ruiz that they could cut the distance. Almostwithout having done any merits to it, Hatamov’s team was just one goal down,and they could even caused Les Bleus a major upset if that last ball had foundthe other side of the line. But, as stated, it did not, and France will be one ofthe big names next month in Moscow.Goals: 1-0: Basquaise, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Elvin, min. 8 (2); 2-1: Edouard, min. 6(2); 3-1: Soares, min. 1 (2); 3-2: Elvin, min. 0 (3); 4-2: Elvin, min. 0 (3) SEASON REVIEW 99
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE RAVENNA 2011Final standingsChampion Division A: SwitzerlandChampion Division B: FranceIndividual awards:Best Goalkeeper: Simone Del MestreTop Scorer: Saganowski (POL) – 5 goalsMVP: Maci (ROM)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE – RAVENNA 2011Friday, July 22nd15:30 – France 1(1) – 1(0) Belarus16:45 – Switzerland 9 – 4 Romania18:00 – Italy 2 – 1 PolandSaturday, July 23rd15:30 – Azerbaijan 1 – 6 Belarus16:45 – Switzerland 7 – 6 Poland18:00 – Italy 2 – 5 RomaniaSunday, July 24th15:30 –France 4 – 2 Azerbaijan16:45 – Romania 4 – 3 Poland18:00 – Italy 0 – 2 Switzerland SEASON REVIEW 100
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE THE HAGUE 2011Portugal gets stripes back in the HagueLusitanians edge Russia to win the last EBSL stage beforeMoscow, as Holland reacts in time to get into Promotion FinalNot even one month later, Portugal managed to claim their revenge afterRussia clinched the cup in the second stage of the current Euro Beach SoccerLeague, held in Berlin. In the last stage before the Superfinal, the currentEuropean champions managed to dominate a strongest-than-ever RussianNational team in the last match in The Hague. As expected, the match was aloud crash among two extremely competitive teams, and only little detailsmade the difference to unbalance the final result.One of these differences was Portuguese number 10, Belchior, showing abetter aim than anyone on the sand. Awarded as the tournament’s top scorertwo goals by the super-talented Portuguese forward came at key moments,rescuing Portugal first with the 2-2 equalizer, and getting the final differencewith the 5-3 when Russia was pushing strong for a late comeback. On the otherside, things did not work well enough and, although counting on the stage’sMVP, Shaykov, Likhachev’s team did not found proper solutions to theiropponent’s solidness.This last win places Portugal as third in the overall season rankings, followingRussia as the leader and Switzerland, in the second place. So, anything canhappen in the Superfinal in Moscow next week.Goals: 1-0: Madjer, min. 7 (1); 1-1: Shaykov, min. 4 (1); 1-2: Krash, min. 9 (2);2-2: Belchior, min. 7 (2); 3-2: Lucio, min. 4 (2); 4-2: L. Vaz, min. 0 (2); 4-3:Shakhmelyan, min. 0 (2); 5-3: Belchior, min. 7 (3) SEASON REVIEW 135
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE THE HAGUE 2011Great Dutch reaction gets them to MoscowIt was not as easy as the final score may point… Holland needed to suffer formore than half of the game to see the score turn to their side and open thedoors to the Superfinal. But, backed by a wonderful crowd, the hosts managedto turn the score around to finally achieve their objective: having the chance tofight for a Division A berth in Moscow next week.England began the game pouring cold water on the stands animosity, withFunnell sending the ball in after the kick-off whistle. The Netherlanders knewthat, although having fell relatively easily against Greece, England’s spirit couldturn into a menacing weapon at any stage, something soon proved. The out-of-the-Dutch-script beginning by the English went further that, and Day flashedeveryone with an amazing scissor kick for the 0-2. Things were getting too riskyfor the Orange, who seemed not to find the crack in their opponent’sresistance.It was not until the very last minute of the first period when one of the localheroes, Van Geldermalsen offered a new dose of his sublime talent to cut thedistance in the score, and bring a bit of hope to the scared Dutch hearts.England was confident on their possibilities, though, and Funnel again restoredthe distance in the score, disabling the Netherlander efforts so far. The gamewas heading to the end of the second period, and nothing seemed to work forthe hosts, who saw how they were being sent out of the Promotion Final. But afree kick by Ax threw some light to that darkness, and allowed the Dutch to getto the second break just one goal down.The final reaction that would send Holland to the Promotion Final finally cameat the last stage. A 5-0 run in that last 12 minutes not only managed to turn thescore around, but crushed all English chances and secured the ticket toMoscow amid a true party.Goals: 0-1: Funnell, min, 11 (1); 0-2: Day, min. 7 (3); 1-2: Van Geldermansel,min. 0 (1); 1-3: Funnell, min. 8 (2); 2-3: Ax, min. 2 (2); 3-3: Koswal, min. 10 (3)4-3: Tosch, min. 6 (3); 5-3: Aijach, min. 4 (3); 6-3: Ax, min. 4 (3); 7-3: VanRooijen, min. 1 (3); SEASON REVIEW 136
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE THE HAGUE 2011Last Polish swipes to get first pointsAfter having been really unlucky so far, Poland finally got a sweet closing totheir season, with a convincing victory over Spain in their last match in thisEuro Beach Soccer League. The Polish had brought exciting performances andoffered fierce resistance to all the opponents they had faced so far, but luckhad not been on their side and their standings could not be opened yet. Butthey did it, erasing at the same time any little danger of being sent toPromotion Final.One of the beasts on the sand, Saganowski, put Poland into a comfortableadvantage with his unstoppable left foot. Three swipes by the Polish captainmade the score 0-3 by mid second period. Spain were fighting to reach theSuperfinal in the second place of the European league chart, and tried to reactto that siege they were suffering, but Merida’s and Jorge’s hits were quicklyneutralized by Goledioski’s and Stasiak’s for the final 2-5.Goals: 0-1: Saganowski, min. 1 (1); 0-2: Saganowski, min. 8 (2); 0-3:Saganowski, min. 5 (2); 1-3: R. Mérida, min. 2 (2); 2-3: Jorge: min. 9 (3); 2-4:Golediowski, min. 7 (3); 2-5: Stasiak, min. 3 (3) SEASON REVIEW 137
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE THE HAGUE 2011Final standingsChampion Division A: PortugalChampion Division B: NetherlandsIndividual awards:Best goalkeeper: Xan (ESP)Top Scorer: Belchior (POR)MVP: Shaykov (RUS)EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE – THE HAGUE 2011Friday, July 29th15.45h: Poland 5 – 6 Portugal17.00h: Russia 9 – 3 Spain18.15h: England 2 – 5 GreeceSaturday, July 30th15.45h: Netherland 4 – 2 Greece17.00h: Russia 6 – 1 Poland18.15h: Portugal 2 – 3 SpainSaturday, July 30th:15.45h: Netherland 7 – 3 England17.00h: Spain 2 – 5 Poland18.15h: Portugal 5 – 3 Russia SEASON REVIEW 138
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUESUPERFINAL & PROMOTION FINAL MOSCOW 2011 Moscow August 4th – 7th
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011The Perfect story...Russia anticipated they were about to make history in theFIFA Beach Soccer World Cup by getting crowned asEuropean champions after winning EBSL Superfinal in anunforgettable and magic game in front of their crowdThe Euro Beach Soccer League could not have a better ending for Russia, afterwinning the Superfinal in an unforgettable match against Switzerland. Thebattle between the two European superpowers held the real essence of BeachSoccer, adding a dramatic ending of the game with the Russian turning arounda really difficult situation.The crowd was ready to enjoy a great party in Moscow. No one thought aboutanything else than seeing Leonov lift the Cup to become the kings of the sportin Europe, the best way, undoubtedly, to reach Ravenna in a couple of weeksfor the World Cup. But Switzerland were not thinking in playing a secondary rolein this supposed party, and poured three buckets of cold water at the verybeginning of the game, to calm the atmosphere down. 0-3 was the unexpectedresult by the end of first period but, although the faithful fans might see thingsa little too dark, Likhachev’s squad were absolutely confident in theirpossibilities.Not even Stankovic’s new hit for the 1-4, seconds after Makarov managed tofinally open the Russian account, was enough to place in the Russian’s mind SEASON REVIEW 151
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011the lightest idea of giving up, and Leonov shouted that there was nothing tofear with the 2-4. From that moment on, Likhachev’s soldiers becameunstoppable for the Swiss, and Shkarin and Krasheninnikov made their fearscome true, leveling the score before the second period ended.The third leg was just the confirmation of the festival, with one name arisingabove the rest. Shishin, with two goals that made him the tournament’shardest hitter, confirmed the epic evening for Russia, recovering a crown whichspent this last year in Portugal.Goals: 0-1 : Borer, min. 6 (1) ; 0-2 : Stankovic, min. 4 (1); 0-3: Stankovic, min. 0(1); 1-3: Makarov, min. 11 (2); 1-4: Stankovic, min. 11 (2); 2-4: Leonov, min. 10(2); 3-4: Shkarin, min. 8 (2); 4-4: Krasheninnikov ; min. (2); 5-4 : Shishin, min. 3(3) ; 6-4 : Shishin, min. 1 (3). SEASON REVIEW 152
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011 EBSL Promotion Final 2011France is back!Les Bleus avenge defeat against Turkey in last Promotion Final tobecome again a Division A teamFrance paid Turkey back in kind today. The French revenge lasted just one year to come tosend the Turkish to the Division they were condemned to after last year’s Promotional Final.It was Les Bleus moment, it was what they had been waiting for during the whole season,and they claimed what they were owed after last summer’s painful ending to go back to thetop-flight division for next year.Turkey proved they were to be a hard nut to crack in the beginning of the match, when Seyitswept the Ottomans ahead. But the French key player today, Didier Samoun, began hisflashing performance shortly afterwards, and with two goals turned the score around to dryout the Turkish advantage. Baris balanced things back, and so did Tamer after a new hit byFrance’s number 5 for the 2—3.The match was as hard-fought as expected, and it seemed impossible to forecast who was togo in Division B and who was to get in Division A next season. But the French would not lettheir opponents surprise them again, and Pagis pushed them ahead with the 3-4 to begin theFrench winning run, completed by Mendy and Samoun, that would take France back to wherethey belong: the elite.Goals: 1-0 Seyit, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Samoun, min. 6 (1); 1-2: Samoun, min. 4 (2); Baris, min. 4(2); 2-3: Samoun, min. 11 (3); 3-3: Tamer, min. 9 (3); 3-4: Pagis, min. 8 (3) ; 3-5 : Mendy,min. 3 (3); 3-6 : Samoun, min. 1 (3) SEASON REVIEW 153
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE 2011SUPERFINAL & PROMOTION FINAL MOSCOWGame resultsThursday, August 4th13:30 – Switzerland 6 – 7 Italy14:45 – Turkey 3 – 1 Belarus16:00 – Netherlands 4 – 5 France17:15h - Russia 8 – 1 RomaniaFriday, August 5th13:30 – Israel 1 – 3 France14:45 – Czech Rep. 2 – 5 Belarus16:00 – Portugal 3 – 1 Italy17:15h - Russia 4 – 2 SpainSaturday, August 6th13:30 – Netherlands 5 – 7 Israel14:45 – Turkey 12 – 2 Czech Rep16:00 – Switzerland 5 – 2 Portugal17:15h – Spain 2 – 3 RomaniaSunday, August 7th10:30 – Czech Republic 3(1) – 3(0) Netherlands (Promotion Final 5th/6th)12:00 – Spain 0 – 5 Italy (Superfinal 5th/6th place)13:30 – Belarus 1 (1) – 1 (2) Israel (Promotion final 3rd/4th place)14:45 – Turkey 3 – 6 France (PROMOTION FINAL)16:00 – Romania 3 (6 ) - 3(7) Portugal (Superfinal 3rd/4th place)17:15 – Russia 6 – 4 Switzerland (SUPERFINAL) SEASON REVIEW 154
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Final standings:Euro Beach Soccer League - Superfinal Moscow 2011Winner – RUSSIARunner-up – Switzerland3rd place – Portugal4th place – Romania5th place – Italy6th place – SpainEuro Beach Soccer League – Promotion Final Moscow 2011WINNER – FRANCE (promotes to Division A)Runner-up – Turkey (goes to Division B)3rd place – Israel4th place – Belarus5th place – Czech Republic6th place – NetherlandsIndividual awardsMVP: Stankovic (SUI)Top Scorer: Shishin (RUS) - 7 goalsBest Goalkeeper: Valentin (SUI) SEASON REVIEW 155
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011 EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUESUPERFINAL & PROMOTION FINAL MOSCOW 2011 MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 156
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011The coverage of the Euro Beach Soccer League – Superfinal & Promotional Final Moscow2011 by the Russian Media was really extensive, at all levels. Besides the news on TVs andRadio Stations, up to 274 articles were compiled both form newspapers and websites. Findthe list below. SEASON REVIEW 157
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Some examples: Balt Info BCM SEASON REVIEW 169
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Championat.com SEASON REVIEW 170
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011 E1.ruFinam FM SEASON REVIEW 171
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011First newsFontanka SEASON REVIEW 172
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011GazetaItar Tass SEASON REVIEW 173
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    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Newsru.com SEASON REVIEW 179
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Radio Vesti Ria.ru SEASON REVIEW 180
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011(Rossiyskaya Gazeta) Российская газета Smi2 SEASON REVIEW 181
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Sportbox SEASON REVIEW 182
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011 Sports.ruSports Daily SEASON REVIEW 183
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Tass UralTribuna SEASON REVIEW 184
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011TV 100Vesti SEASON REVIEW 185
    • EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE SUPERFINAL & PROMOTIONAL FINAL MOSCOW 2011Voice of Russia SEASON REVIEW 186
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    • COPA LATINA RIO QUENTEHot Park – Rio Quente Resorts (Goiás, BRA) Jan 28th – 30th
    • COPA LATINA 2011Uruguay breaks the bank!The Charrua cause major upset in Rio Quente after baggingthe Copa Latina home against hosts Brazil on penalty kicksCompetitors got far too uncomfortable for Brazil in the Copa Latina, a title theysaw fly away for the second time in a row. Uruguay followed Chile’s last yearsteps, and snatched the cup from Brazilian soil after a leveled match whichneeded the penalty shootout for the final decision. The tenth crown for hostswill have to wait, at least, until next year, in the XIIIth edition.Seeing the Celeste concentration and focus, Brazil wanted to get in control ofthe game as soon as possible, backed by the more than 2.500 people packingthe Hot Park stadium, in the Rio Quente Resorts. They managed it, thanks to anunfortunate deflection by Fabian, who ended up sending André ball inside hisown net. After that first hit, Brazil handled the match during the first period,but, although they enjoyed a couple of great chances, the score by the end ofthe first period remained 1-0.Uruguay strengthened their defensive disposition during the second time, cutthe Brazilian creation and managed to turn the score around, thanks to Nico’sdoublet. Benjamin came again to the rescue for the verdeamarela, and with along range shot managed the equalizer for the hosts. The canarinha captainwas in charge of the third goal, as well, leaving the score 3-2 up, and giving wayto probably the best Brazilian minutes in the whole game. Betinho crashed aball against the post, and Diego’s saves prevented any new verdeamarelaattempt in. In turn, Fabian could get even with his unlucky role in the first goalof the game and equalized the score again: 3-3.Extra time was not enough for any of the contenders to put both hands on thetrophy and the match necessarily headed for the penalty shootout. Obviously,Uruguay knew than the 9 meter spot equals any forces, and took the bestadvantage of it. Fabian, again, took the responsibility for the Celeste side, anddid not miss the chance. But Benjamin, instead, could not celebrate his 300 SEASON REVIEW 189
    • COPA LATINA 2011caps with a new decisive goal, and Diego’s hands finally sent the Copa Latinato Uruguay.In the other game of the day, Mexico secured the third place after beatingArgentina (7-6 )in a true goal-party. Plata, with 3 goals, and Barbosa, with two,were the key factors for the current CONCACAF champions in this last game, inwhich Maturin and Rodriguez completed the run. The goals by Franceschini (2),Joel (2), Vivas and Leguizamon were not enough for the albiceleste. SEASON REVIEW 190
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 MIAMI BEACH South Beach (Miami, USA) April 29th – May 1st
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Contents193. Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup: A whole Beach Soccer Experience195. Marketing Materials202. TV Coverage210. The Outfits on the sand214. The cup flies to Brazil217. The Beach Soccer Foundation: Clean the Beach Miami 2011218. Media clipping SEASON REVIEW 192
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011:A whole Beach Soccer experienceInternational Beach Soccer got to the sands of Florida and it did so in fullshape. The Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011 staged some of the bestteams in the world for a complete high-level Beach Soccer tournamenthappening in South Beach. In the temporary stadium set on the sand at theBeach Polo facilities, Brazil, undisputable kings of the sport played their role toclaim the Cup, but it was nothing easy for them against the spirited hosts USA,who ended up as runner-ups, current CONCACAF champions Mexico and Spain,one of the traditional European powerhouses. SEASON REVIEW 193
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011The event brought the best of beach soccer. Not only speaking about its assetsas the most spectacular version of the beautiful game, but also as a whole all-round spectacle. The 47 goals scored (for an average of 8 goals per game), theamazing moves and the flying of the Fair Play flag are only a part of the party,the atmosphere and the special taste of the Beach Soccer events. And thatspecial flavour was fully savored in Miami’s South Beach, where the standswere packed, the music played loud and the passion travelled from the sand tothe seats in the same intensity as it did the other way round. But high-performance beach soccer was not the only spectacle on display on the South Beach sand, since this BSWW Miami Cup counted on many different actions to bring even more excitement on. One of the coolest was a celebrity Beach Soccer game, scheduled for Sunday 1st May, 14:30 hours, featuring some of the current most popular pop singers, actors, musicians, sportsmen, who will join the action to jump onto the venue pitch for a really eye-catching match. Former footballers such as World Champion Christian Karembeu, Juan Pablo Galavis, current Miami FC player, the Quijano Brothers (Manolo and Óscar), from Spanish group Café Quijano, Mexican actor Héctor Soberón, and many others, did not want to miss the chance of jumping onto the sand and spending a wonderful time playing this soccer modality, as well as bringing a great time to all those sitting at the stands.Besides the celebrity match, an emotional concert by Spanish star singerAntonio Orozco and two fashion by ANK and shows boosted onsite the glamourand the beauty in this colourful event to turn it into an unforgettable memory.Time for thinking in green, tooBesides the flashes and the highest level sportsmen on the sand, there wasalso the time for thinking about the world surrounding us. Beach Soccer is SEASON REVIEW 194
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011much more than the most spectacular version of the Beautiful Game. Its spiritgoes beyond the magic, the fight and the effort on the sand, since this sportcannot be understood without the respect to its privileged setting, without itstaking care of the beaches. This environmental conscience is one of the mainconcerns of The Beach Soccer Foundation, which organized the “Clean theBeach 2011” action right before the beginning of this Beach Soccer WorldwideMiami Cup. More than 200 people took part in this initiative, doing their bit tokeep the sand safe, including all the teams involved in the tournament, thecheerleaders and VIPs such as footballer Christian Karembeu, Spanish actressAna Obregón or Bolivian Businessman, Marcelo Claure.A solidarity auction closed this amazing party. In collaboration with the VocesFoundation, Beach Soccer Worldwide organized this action to help raisingfunds to help the underprivileged children. The auction consisted in the sellingof a Mexico National Football team T-shirt signed by Rafa Márquez, Chicharitoand all the rest of the players, and a FC Barcelona outfit, also autographed bythe whole squad, with Messi, Xavi, Villa, Puyol… The initiative turned into ahuge success, achieving to collect a significant quantity which will travel,directly, to the hands of those who need it most. SEASON REVIEW 195
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Marketing Materials OFFICIAL POSTER15,000 distributed around South Beach, Hotels, Bars, Clubs SEASON REVIEW 196
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 FLYERS50,000 distributed around South Beach SEASON REVIEW 197
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011CELEBRITY FOUNDATION MATCH Team Brightstar v Team Terra SEASON REVIEW 198
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 3m x 1m ADVERTISING BOARD LAYOUT 13 Brightstar Boards & 7 eSecuritel Boards 42m x 0.60m Air Europa Terra eSecuritel Brightstar Brightstar Brightstar EVENT LOGO Brightstar Brightstar Brightstar eSecuritel Terra Air EuropaeSecuritel TERRA BS.com TBSF Miami Beach eSecuriteleSecuritel TERRA 35 - 37 m Brightstar Brightstar Brightstar TerraeSecuritel Brightstar 32m x 0.60m 32m x 0.60m Terra FOX Panama Jack GMCVBBrightstar Brightstar Merchant Hub Z Hotel 26 - 28m eSecuritel Z HotelBrightstar Brightstar eSecuritel FOX Miami Dade ACTBrightstar eSecuritel Air Europa Terra Terra eSecuritel Brightstar Brightstar EVENT LOGO Brightstar Brightstar eSecuritel Terra Terra Air Europa All field level boards: 3m by 1m MAIN TELEVISION CAMERA SEASON REVIEW 199
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011RADIO PROMOTIONSUnivision Mix 98.3 FM SEASON REVIEW 200
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011RADIO PROMOTIONS Radio Caracol SEASON REVIEW 201
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 TV coverageBeach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011 reached millions of households through TV. Theevent was followed in the 6 continents and reached around 180 countries. The event couldbe followed, live, through the following networks: Plum TV (Miami), Fox Deportes (USA –Spanish), Fox Soccer Channel (USA & Australia – English), Fox Sports Cono Norte (CentralAmerica), Fox Sports Cono Sur (South America), TV Globo (Brazil), Supersport (Africa), AlJazeera (Middle East and North Africa), ESPN Star Sports (Asia) and Eurosport (Europe).Preciselly the European top sports TV channel had their commentators highlighting thebeautiful images spectators could see from Miami in 20 different languages during thebroadcast.This is the list of the different broadcasters owning rights to the Beach Soccer WorldwideMiami Cup 2011:FOX DEPORTES CONO NORTE and CONO SUR were the official Broadcaster for the USA,Central and South America, as well as for the Caribbean, always in Spanish, and includingthe following countries:USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,Guatemala, Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbeanarea, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay,…Fox Deportes was the main media sponsor of the event. They managed to broadcast mostmatches of the event live, and planning to replay the whole event towards the summer. FoxDeportes is one of the most views sports networks in Spanish language, owning importantproperties such as the UEFA Champions League.FOX SOCCER CHANNEL was the official broadcaster for the USA and Australia. Thebroadcasting was produced in English, for the English-speaking population. SEASON REVIEW 202
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011In addition to that, PlumTV was our local partner and did a whole week of on air promotions,with interviews and shows, and came down to the event on Sunday to film the best action.In Brazil, the broadcasting rights holders were REDE GLOBOAL JAZEERA (ART) was the official broadcaster for the Middle-East and North Africa,including the following countries:Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon,Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Eritrea,Djibouti, Somalia SEASON REVIEW 203
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EUROSPORT 2 was the official broadcaster for Europe, reaching up to 47 countries:ESPN STAR SPORTS was the official broadcaster for Asia, reaching these countries:ESPN (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New GuineaESPN (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamESPN (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN (China) ChinaESPN (Hong Kong) Hong KongESPN (Philippines) PhilippinesESPN (Taiwan) Taiwan SEASON REVIEW 204
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011ESPN (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSBS ESPN (Korea)STAR Sports (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesSTAR Sports (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamSTAR Sports (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaSTAR Sports (Hong Kong) Hong KongSTAR Sports (Asia) ChinaSTAR Sports (Taiwan) TaiwanSTAR Sports (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSTAR Cricket (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, PapuaNew Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka)ESPNEWS (Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam)ESPN HD (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN HD (SEA) Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam,ESPN HD (Taiwan) Taiwan SEASON REVIEW 205
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011SUPER SPORT was the official broadcaster for Africa, including the following countries:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep.,Commodes, Congo, Corporate Africa, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon,Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, SaoTomé, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Helena Island, Sudan, Swaziland,Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Besides TV, Terra was also a sponsor to the event, and provided their network for thecontent release in their web in both formats: video, news text. Being a key informationanchor site, its audiences are highly significant, especially among the Spanish-speakingpopulation. SEASON REVIEW 206
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 News TV feed Also, daily video news releases were sent daily to agencies worldwide In this same sense, and thanks to the coverage by AP TV and Sports News Television, a piece of news about the event was aired daily in hundreds of broadcasters all over the world, again reaching up to 1.000 million households, as the chart attached shows:Distribution List Home Reach Home Reach Home ReachTerritory Territory Territory 2009 2009 2009Afghanistan 6.220.291 Greece 3.491.740 Panama 548.000Albania 150.000 Guatemala 1.075.000 Paraguay 91.801Algeria 5.240.038 Guinea 1.101 Peru 2.425.000Angola 98.396 Guinea Bissau 1.101 Philippines 9.393.480Argentina 11.484.000 Honduras 60.025 Poland 13.367.619Australia 7.490.000 Hong Kong 2.208.690 Portugal 3.457.050Austria 3.403.148 Hungary 2.146.650 Qatar 170.102Bahrain 285.000 Iceland 116.000 Reunion 1.101Bangladesh 2.000.000 India 76.620.900 Romania 7.436.000Belgium 121.000 Indonesia 24.362.400 Russia 49.848.750Belorussia 3.535.290 Iran 10.962.443 Rwanda 1.101Benin 1.101 Iraq 8.780.100 Sao Tome 1.101Bolivia 66.175 Ireland 1.393.920 Saudi Arabia 6.463.071Bosnia 934.000 Israel 1.450.000 Senegal 1.101Botswana 16.442 Italy 21.228.000 Serbia 2.464.000 SEASON REVIEW 207
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Brazil 40.574.000 Ivory Coast 1.101 Seychelles 2.355Brunei 127.123 Japan 43.564.044 Sierra Leone 1.101Bulgaria 2.215.950 Jordan 1.783.615 Singapore 934.500Burkino Faso 1.101 Kazakhstan 1.660.113 Slovakia 1.898.820Burundi 1.101 Kenya 25.276 Slovenia 642.000Canada 12.795.192 Korea 15.000.000 South Africa 4.956.000Cameroon 1.101 Kurdistan 4.545.454 Spain 15.655.540Caribbean 3.110 Kuwait 624.000 Sri Lanka 2.839.000Central AfricanRep. 1.101 Latvia 757.680 St Helena Island 1.101Chad 1.101 Lebanon 869.000 Sudan 6.300.697Chile 4.050.000 Liberia 1.101 Sudan 1.101China 233.070.890 Libya 1.921.610 Swaziland 8.339Columbia 6.108.480 Lithuania 1.395.000 Sweden 8.844.500Commores 1.101 Macedonia 439.467 Switzerland 2.196.255Congo 1.101 Madagascar 1.101 Switzerland 713.715Congo (Dem Rep.Of) 1.101 Malawi 1.101 Switzerland 145.691Corporate Africa 1.101 Malaysia 3.652.050 Syria 3.531.000Costa Rica 700.000 Maldives 60.848 Taiwan 6.271.000Croatia 1.440.443 Mali 1.101 Tanzania 9.955Cyprus 4.821 Malta 167.714 Thailand 13.132.500Czech Rep 3.866.000 Mauritania 2.563 Togo 1.101Denmark 2.405.000 Mauritius 1.101 Trinidad 241.170Djibouti 1.101 Mayotte 1.101 Tunisia 1.983.764DominicanRepublic 144.825 Mexico 18.382.500 Turkey 15.655.044Ecuador 3.000.000 Moldova 1.253.703 UAE 722.000Egypt 7.700.000 Mongolia 168.800 Uganda 13.543El Salvador 63.594 Montenegro 200.000 United Kingdom 21.276.000Equatorial Guinea 1.101 Morocco 8.223.342 United States 96.000.000 SEASON REVIEW 208
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Eritrea 1.101 Mozambique 12.322 Ukraine 15.634.341Estonia 547.200 Namibia 32.837 Uruguay 379.500Ethiopia 1.101 Nepal 4.132.676 Venezuela 6.080.435Faroe Islands 13.000 Netherlands 6.848.000 Vietnam 16.065.000 West Bank andFinland 2.364.000 New Zealand 1.423.575 Gaza Strip 1.663.508France 20.242.800 Nicaragua 4.482.400 Yemen 2.723.829Gabon 1.101 Niger 1.101 Zaire 1.101Gambia 1.101 Nigeria 98.907 Zambia 26.946Georgia 1.330.250 Norway 2.010.000 Zimbabwe 23.741Germany 36.664.575 Oman 717.964Ghana 11.747 Pakistan 3.270.000 Total Home Reach 1.044.382.190 Territories 160 Moreover, all channels worldwide broadcasted a 30 seconds commercial of Miami, which was sent to us the day before in High Definition. It was included in the world feed right before kick-off, to ensure all televisions really showed it. SEASON REVIEW 209
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011The outfits on the sand Brazil Mexico SEASON REVIEW 210
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    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Celebrity teams: BRIGHTSTAR and TERRA SEASON REVIEW 212
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011The Cup flies to Brazil!Penalty kick shootout gives USA the second place in this firstedition of the Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami CupThe Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011 closed its curtains with anamazing match again, facing the South American Champions, Brazil, with theirNorthern and Central American homologue, Mexico, for the final fight for theCup. Favorites Brazil played their role and claimed the Cup, but they needed anextra effort to bend the spirited Mexicans. Ramon Raya’s lads gave today a newinstance of their maturity and their huge competitiveness, and they seem to bein the best way to stand as a really fearful team in the upcoming FIFA BeachSoccer World Cup Ravenna/Italy 2011.After a first period with no change on the score, Mexico hit the net first to makethings extremely different than what the Brazilians had planned. But joy lastedjust one minute for the Azteca, since Buru equalized the score and turned theiropponent’s advantage into just an ephemeral memory. Benjamin, with a greatfree kick attempt turned things around and swept his side ahead just fourminutes afterwards.The match was already where Brazil wanted it to be. Soares’ side is not only thebest team in the world, but they know how to manage an advantage extremelywell. This is how they build their victories: imposing their opponent thenecessity to strike back, tightening their defensive line almost exasperatingly,and taking the best advantage of their amusing talent to kill the game at anychance. This is exactly how things worked out for the verdeamarela, withdefender Anderson scoring the third goal with only two minutes left to securethe first place in this Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011.Goals : 0-1 : Plata, min. 9 (2) ; 1-1 : Buru, min. 8 (2) ; 2-1 : Benjamin, min. 4(2) ; 3-1 : Anderson, min. 2 (3) SEASON REVIEW 213
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011The match closed the first edition of this top-level International Beach SoccerChampionship that after the success achieved could be coming to South Beachreally soon. At least this is FIFA Beach Soccer president’s, Joan Cusco, thought:“We feel really satisfied after seeing everything work out so well. It was a bigchallenge to bring the first FIFA Beach Soccer International event to Miami, andall of our expectations were more than accomplished. The crowd was great,they enjoyed a great spectacle, and we felt a great feedback. We are reallylooking forward to make this Cup a yearly event after seeing the response bythe people and the support from the local authorities, the Greater MiamiConvention and Visitors Bureau, the Miami Dade County and the Beach Polo, towho I honestly want to thank for all their help”.Penalty kick shootout gives USA the second placeThe USA earned their fifth points thank to their better aim from the 9 meterspot in their last match, against Spain. Oscar Gil’s hat trick and Farberoffnerves were the key for the hosts to warrantee the victory against theEuropean, who kept replying any of the American hits. This is exactly whathappened when Alonso and Javi Torres balanced things after the 1-0 and the 2-1.The match seemed definitely going to American hands when Gil completed hishat trick to put the USA ahead with just two minutes to go. But it just seemedso, since Spain kept looking to Rowe’s end until Javi Torres managed a lastminute equalizer that sent the match into the extra time. Today, these threesupplementary minutes were not enough to untie the score, and the penaltyshootout was the only way to pass the final sentence.Spaniard’s captain, Nico, took the responsibility first, only to see his attempt hitthe wrong net: The ball went wide over the crossbar and crashed against the SEASON REVIEW 214
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011stands protection. His USA counterpart had then the chance of securing thetwo points at stake, and he did not miss it, snatching the prize that would endup giving Soto’s lads the second place in this Beach Soccer Worldwide MiamiCup 2011.Goals: 1-0: Gil, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Alonso, min. 0 (1) ; 2-1 : Gil, min. 9 (2) ; 2-2 :Javi Torres, min. 8 (3) ; 3-2 : Gil, min. 2 (3) ; 3-3 : Javi Torres, min. 0 (3) Penaltyshootout : Nico, out; Farberoff, in. SEASON REVIEW 215
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 Final Standings: 1-Brazil – 9 points 2- The USA – 5 points 3- Mexico – 3 points 4- Spain – 0 points Top Scorer: Morgan Plata (MEX) – 5 goalsGame results:Friday, April 29th15:30pm – Mexico 6-7 USA16:45pm – Brazil 3-1 SpainSaturday, April 30th15:30pm –Spain 3-7 Mexico16:45pm – USA 2-7 BrazilSunday, May 1st13:00pm – USA 3-3(1-0) Spain16:00pm – Brazil 3-1 Mexico SEASON REVIEW 216
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Immeasurable goal for the beach’s health!200 people took part in the Clean the Beach 2011 program,set up by The Beach Soccer FoundationThe Clean the Beach 2011 action at South Beach turned to be anunforgettable evening. More than 200 people came onboard of this funnyaction set up The Beach Soccer Foundation, which went beyond the BeachSoccer boundaries to recruit people from other spheres. The businessmanMarcelo Claure Sr, the former footballer and World Champion ChristianKarembeu, or the Spanish actress Ana Obregon, among others, have joined allthe players and staff of the four national teams involved in the Beach SoccerWorldwide Miami Cup 2011, the cheerleaders, and the rest of the participantsin their fight for the environment.All of them have also highlighted the need of making the population awareabout the importance of keeping our beaches clean. Christian Karembeu,1998 FIFA World Cup Champion with France, pointed that “taking care of thebeaches is a duty we all have to accomplish, since it is not only the sand, butthe whole nature what we have to take care of. Its energy, its health issomething we must fight for, because it is something we must warrantee forthe younger generations”.In turn, the Bolivian businessman Marcelo Claure Sr. wanted to set clear that “Iam very happy to have taken part in this action, and really grateful as well toBeach Soccer Worldwide and the Beach Soccer Foundation for thecommitment they have shown with Miami and our beaches”.Ana Obregón reinforced those words by assuring that “this initiative is brilliant.It is an absolutely valuable move for the environmental conscience of thepeople. The beach is something really important in our lives and we cannot letanyone ruin it. We all have to do our bit to keep it safe”. SEASON REVIEW 217
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011Media Clipping SEASON REVIEW 218
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 TERRA.comApril 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 219
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL NUEVO HERALD (online) April 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 220
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 GILTApril 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 221
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011MIAMI NEW TIMES April 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 222
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011MIAMI VIP GUIDEApril 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 223
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 THRILLISTApril 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 224
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011BUFFALO NEWSApril, 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 225
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 CBS MIAMIApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 226
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 CT POSTApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 227
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL NUEVO HERALD April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 228
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 ESPNApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 229
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 FORBESApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 230
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011HERALD TRIBUNE April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 231
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 IT’S IN MIAMIApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 232
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011LIVE ODDS & SCORES April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 233
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011MIAMI HERALDApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 234
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 NBCApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 235
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 NEWSDAYApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 236
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 NR TODAYApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 237
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011PHILLY SPORTS CENTRAL April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 238
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.com April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 239
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011SOUL OF MIAMIApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 240
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 TERRA.comApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 241
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011THE PALM BEACH POST April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 242
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 THE LEDGERApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 243
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 USA TODAYApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 244
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011WASHINGTON POST April 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 245
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011XFINITY SPORTSApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 246
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 YAHOOApril 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 247
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011BESTTV SEASON REVIEW 248
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011GLOBO ESPORTEApril 30th , 2011 SEASON REVIEW 249
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL NUEVO HERALD April 30th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 250
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 TERRA.comApril 30th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 251
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL NUEVO HERALD May 1st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 252
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 FILM MAGICMay 1st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 253
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 TERRA.comMay 1st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 254
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL COMERCIO (PERU) May 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 255
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL MUNDO.esMay 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 256
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011EL NUEVO HERALD May 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 257
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011HAUTE LIVINGMay 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 258
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011MIAMI DIARIOMay 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 259
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011PREMIER GUIDE MIAMI May 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 260
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    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 UNIVISIONMay 2nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 263
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011 FIFA.comMay 3rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 264
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011MIAMI HERALDMay 3rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 265
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011RFEF (SPANISH FA) May 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 266
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011PLUM MAGAZINE June edition SEASON REVIEW 267
    • BSWW MIAMI CUP 2011SHOOTOUT (MEX) June edition SEASON REVIEW 268
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    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 PORTIMÃO Praia da Rocha (Portimão, POR) August 10th – 12th
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Bitter victory for PortugalThe Mundialito ends up in Brazilian hands despite the hostsvictory in the last match of the competitionWinning Brazil is nothing happening every day. This is why it must be difficultfor Portugal to cope with the bitter sensation after the referee blew his whistlein the last match of the 2011 edition of the Beach Soccer WorldwideMundialito. Due to the triple tie with Mexico, all of them with six points, ZeMiguel’s side saw the cup flee to Brazilian hands although beating them 4-2, inthis new chapter of the battle between the two giants from both ends of theAtlantic Ocean.Portugal needed a four-goal difference to seize the trophy, besides all theirconcentration and their spirit. These latter two, they lacked not. But they couldnot accomplish the first of the requirements, although getting really close to.With three strokes, the Lusitanian team seemed to be inching towards thatamazing success. Coimbra, Madjer and Belchior, Mundialito’s Top-scorer andMVP, pushed their team to just a one-goal distance to frenzy, but, in just oneminute, Brazil ruined all expectations. Benjamin and Andre, within the same 40seconds, made it 3-2, forcing Portugal to achieve three more goals in thescarce 6 remaining minutes…Although Jordan boosted the hosts expectations little afterward, the ball did notkiss Mão’s nets again, and the current World Champions reedited their lastyear triumph to add their name to the competition’s records for the 12th time.Goals : 1-0 : Coimbra, min. 9 (1) ; 2-0 : Madjer, min. 3 (1) ; 3-0 : Belchior, min. 9(3) ; 3-1 : Benjamin, min. 6 (3) ; 3-2 : Andre, min. 6 (3) ; 4-2 : Jordan, min. 3 (3) SEASON REVIEW 275
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Mexico forces goal-average sentence Mexico played their role in the fight, bending France in the first match of this last day in Portimao to collect their sixth points, which ended up forcing the competition to be resolved through the goal average of the three contenders. Although only Portugal and Brazil could pass sentence, the Azteca went into their game against France in a great determination, and by the last minute of the first period, they were already 3-0 ahead. Managing the game with authority, the Mexican’s kept Les Bleus always far in the score, and it was not until the very last stage of the game that two goals for France softened a bit what seemed to be destined to be a loud result. Goals : 1-0 : Plata, min. 10 (1) ; 2-0 : Cervantes, min. 5 (1) ; 3-0 : Cervantes, min. 5 (1) ; 3-1: Samoun, min. 0 (1) ; 4-1 : Cervantes, min. 9 (2) ; 5-1 : Navarrete, min. 10 (2) ; 6-1 : Plata, min. 9 (3) ; 6-2 : Samoun, min. 8 (3) ; 7-2 : A. Rodríguez, min. 5 (3) ; 7-3 : Touchat, min. 3 (3) ; 7-4 : Samoun, min. 1 (3) BSWW Mundialito 2011 Game results: Wednesday, August 10th Brazil 6 – 2 Mexico France 2 – 6 Portugal Thursday, August 11th 16:00 - Brazil 7 – 4 France 17:15 - Portugal 3 – 5 Mexico Friday, August 12th 16:00 – Mexico 7 – 4 France 17:15 – Portugal 4 – 2 BrazilFinal standingsChampions: Brazil, with 6 points and +5 in goal-average to Portugal and MexicoRunner up: Portugal, with 6 points and 0 in goal average against Brazil and Mexico3rd place: Mexico, with 6 points and -2 in goal average against Brazil and Portugal4th place: France, with 0 pointsIndividual awardsMVP: Belchior (POR)Top Scorer: Belchior (POR) – 5 goalsBest Goalkeeper: Graça (POR) SEASON REVIEW 276
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 277
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Algarve 24July 31st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 278
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve desporto August 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 279
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve digitalAugust 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 280
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve Informaçao August 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 281
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Jornal do Algarve August 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 282
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RostosAugust 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 283
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Regiao Sul (online) August 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 284
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 UauersAugust 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 285
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Portal do Homem August 8th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 286
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Record (online)August 8th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 287
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RostosAugust 8th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 288
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 BarlaventoAugust 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 289
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Jornal da Madeira August 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 290
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Praia e SolAugust 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 291
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RostosAugust 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 292
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 A Bola (online)August 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 293
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve PrimeiroAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 294
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 BarlaventoAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 295
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 DestakAugust 10th, 2011 Diario DigitalAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 296
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 FinalAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 297
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 InformaçaoAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 298
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Observatório do Algarve August 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 299
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RecordAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 300
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    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Regiao sul (online) August 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 302
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Sic NoticiasAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 303
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Super EsportesAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 304
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Viva agendaAugust 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 305
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 A BolaAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 306
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    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 A criticaAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 308
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve desportoAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 309
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011As Noticias do Dia August 11th, 2011 Diario OnlineAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 310
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 ExpressoAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 311
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Excelsior (MEX)August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 312
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 O JogoAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 313
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Radio OcidenteAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 314
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Radio Renassença August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 315
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Radio Trece (MEX) August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 316
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RecordAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 317
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Record OnlineAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 318
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Regiao SulAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 319
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RFMAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 320
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011SDP Noticias (MEX) August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 321
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Sport Tv (BRA)August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 322
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Super EsportesAugust 11th, 2011 Zero zeroAugust 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 323
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Vanguardia (MEX)August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 324
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Zona Centro (MEX) August 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 325
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 A BolaAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 326
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 A Bola (online)August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 327
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve desportoAugust 12th , 2010 SEASON REVIEW 328
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Algarve primeiroAugust 12th, 2010 SEASON REVIEW 329
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 BarlaventoAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 330
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 DN DesportoAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 331
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Informador (MEX) August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 332
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Jornal do AlgarveAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 333
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    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 O Jogo (online)August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 335
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Observatorio do Algarve August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 336
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Pauta LivreAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 337
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RecordAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 338
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Record (online)August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 339
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Regiao SulAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 340
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 RostosAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 341
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Sport TV (BRA)August 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 342
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 Zero zeroAugust 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 343
    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011 DN DesportoAugust 13th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 344
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    • BSWW MUNDIALITO 2011Portal de Paulínia August 13th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 346
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER 2011 LAGOS Lagos (NGA) December 16th – 18th
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERContents349. TV Coverage352. Nigeria shouts it loud: This is our home353. Day brilliantly bags last points for England354. UN shows strong support on Copa Lagos355. David Dein, amazed with Beach Soccer357. The Beach Soccer Foundation: Before getting the ball flying…Clean theBeach!358. Fashion and Music round the party!359. Official Poster360. Media Clipping SEASON REVIEW 348
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER TV coverageThe Copa Lagos Beach Soccer reached millions of households through TV. The event wasfollowed in the 6 continents and got aired in around 130 countries.This is the list of the different broadcasters owning rights to the The Samsung Beach SoccerIntercontinental Cup Dubai 2011:AL JAZEERA (ART) was the official broadcaster for the Middle-East and North Africa,including the following countries:Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon,Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Eritrea,Djibouti, SomaliaFOX DEPORTES CONO NORTE and CONO SUR were the official Broadcaster for the USA,Central and South America, as well as for the Caribbean, always in Spanish, and includingthe following countries:USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,Guatemala, Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbeanarea, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay,… SEASON REVIEW 349
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERIn Brazil, the broadcasting rights holders were Sport TVESPN STAR SPORTS was the official broadcaster for Asia, reaching these countries:ESPN (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New GuineaESPN (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamESPN (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN (China) ChinaESPN (Hong Kong) Hong KongESPN (Philippines) PhilippinesESPN (Taiwan) TaiwanESPN (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSBS ESPN (Korea)STAR Sports (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesSTAR Sports (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamSTAR Sports (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaSTAR Sports (Hong Kong) Hong KongSTAR Sports (Asia) ChinaSTAR Sports (Taiwan) TaiwanSTAR Sports (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSTAR Cricket (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, PapuaNew Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka)ESPNEWS (Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam)ESPN HD (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN HD (SEA) Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam,ESPN HD (Taiwan) Taiwan SEASON REVIEW 350
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERSUPER SPORT was the official broadcaster for Africa, including the following countries:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep.,Commodes, Congo, Corporate Africa, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon,Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, SaoTomé, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Helena Island, Sudan, Swaziland,Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SEASON REVIEW 351
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERNigeria shouts it loud: It’s our homeBeach Eagles made a huge leap onwards after bending all-powerful Brazil to win the Copa Lagos they hostedNigeria made history last December. The meaning of what they achieved on thesand of the Eko Atlantic Stadium is just huge, and it became the most powerfulboost for the growth of the sport in Africa. After a brilliant performance, theBeach Eagles knocked Brazil down with a loud victory (9-4) to lift the Cup in thisfirst edition of the Copa Lagos and surprise the world.The match could not have a sweetest beginning, with Abu sending the verykick-off move in. Getting ahead against Brazil is almost a mandatory thing ifyou want to have any chance of bending the Verdeamarela, so Audu’s ladswere getting along with that ideal script in a very efficient way. And even betterthings would turn, with the Beach Eagles’ number eight founding the way toMarquinhos’ nets again, just five minutes later.Unfortunately for the hosts, the Tetracampeao began amending things verysoon. Right in the very following second, indeed, Bruno scored his first goal andbegan a three goal run that would lead the Verdeamarela to turn the scorearound in the beginning of the second period. Things got then risky for theAfrican side, who, after seeing themselves comfortably ahead in the score,were now facing a difficult situation, with Brazil leading the game in the bestpossible mood after such a comeback.But this Copa Lagos, meaning the first top-notch Beach Soccer Internationaltournament ever in Nigeria, was meant to be a Nigerian party, and the hostsreacted to build up a new advantage, led again by superstar Abu who managedto make it 6-4. The vibe in the stadium was already amazing, with more than3000 people getting ready for seeing the dream of beating Brazil come true,something they could even feel done after Olawale and the brilliant number 8raised it even further, to an almost definitive 8-4.And it was ‘almost’ becauseyou can never lean back when playing against the Canarinha, but seconds SEASON REVIEW 352
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER ticked down to erase this conditioner and the last hit by Tale confirmed the African kings as champions of this first edition of the Copa Lagos, in what means the awakening of a new age for the team, for the country and for the continent itself… Goals: 1-0: Abu, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Abu, min. 6 (1); 2-1: Bruno, min. 6 (1); 2-2: Serginho, min. 1 (1); 2-3: Bruno, min. 10 (2); 3-3: Tale, min. 6 (2); 3-4: Marquinhos, min. 11 (3); 4-4: Olawale, min. 10 (3); 5-4: Abu, min. 6 (3); 6-4: Abu, min. 5 (3); 7-4: Olawale, min. 4 (3); 8-4: Abu, min. 3 (3), 9-4: Tale, min. 0 (3) Day brilliantly bags last points for England Mitchell Day gave the most amusing farewell to England’s performance in this opening Copa Lagos, when lifting himself up to thunder an overhead kick in and win the match and the points for his side. With just eight seconds remaining, the English number three found the perfect way to pull the curtains of a game packed with flashing action and terrific goals. Precisely with one of these, Funnel opened the scoreboard, with a great scissor kick that swept his side ahead. The European dominion lasted quite a while, and it was not until the seventh minute of the second period, that South Africa could level things back, with a remarkable attempt by Penn. But, once done that, William’s side were not to pull the brakes, and one minute afterwards, Gumede turned the score around, thanks to a perfectly aimed free kick shot from the halfway line. That gave the Bafana Bafana extra confidence, confirmed when even managing to counteract Bowes equalizer with a new stroke, by N. Ndlovu this time. Clock was ticking down quickly, and when things were getting almost impossible, captain Blake found the way to break the South African resistance, whipping a long ball in to make it 3-3. After having managed to disarm their opponent’s resistance, it seemed that Bowes’ lads may be happy in getting to extra time, but the lasts seconds gave room enough to Day to pull a three-point rabbit out of his hat in the most astonishing way to give his team the third position. Goals: 1-0: Funnell, min. 7 (1); 1-1: Penn, min. 5 (2); 1-2: Gumede, min. 4 (2); 2-2: Bowes, min. 3 (2); 2-3: N. Ndlovu, min. 10 (3); 3-3: Blake, min. 2 (3); 4-3: Day, min.0 (3)Results todayEngland 4-3 South AfricaNigeria 9-4 BrazilFinal standings1-Nigeria, 9 points2- Brazil, 6 points3- England, 3 points4- South Africa, 0 points SEASON REVIEW 353
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERUN show strong support on Copa LagosThe organism highly values the Foundation’s contribution tothe development of disadvantaged areas in Nigeria throughsportThe Copa Lagos, achieved a great prize even without the ball getting even inmotion…The United Nations showed their support and congratulated the CopaLagos for its great value and contribution to the fostering of the development ofdisadvantaged areas in Nigeria through sport. The different social activitiesplanned in the context of the event, such as the football clinics for youth, andthe Clean the Beach and Skin Cancer Awareness projects set up by The BeachSoccer Foundations are regarded by the United Nations as wonderful ideas thatcontribute sustainably to worldwide growth and welfare, precisely the leadingguidelines of the Sport for Development and Peace programme.As the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Sport forDevelopment and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, states in the letter addressed to theevent’s organization one week before the beginning of the event, the initiativesled by Copa Lagos 2011 and The Beach Soccer Foundation “transmitimportant ideals of the sport to the participants. The values taughtcontribute to shaping some elementary life skills to the participatingyoung individuals which can be essential for them in the future”. SEASON REVIEW 354
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERDavid Dein, amazed with Beach SoccerThe former Arsenal FC vice-chairman, one of the biggestGentlemen in Football, talks about his excellent impressionsafter witnessing Beach soccer Live in Copa LagosThe Copa Lagos Beach Soccer had a very special guest, the former Arsenal FCVice-chairman, David Dein. The gunner dignitary, one of the founding partnersof the Premier League, had a wonderful time, and missed no detail about thegames in Lagos, as he assured: “In fact it was the first time I have everseen beach soccer live. I’ve seen it many times on TV, but being here,particularly in Lagos, and thinking that it is starting off in Africa, I havebeen supremely impressed”. The set up of the Copa Lagos was somethingMr. Dein wanted to highlight, as well: “The organization was First-class, theskill-factor was immense, the entertainment for the fans wastremendous, I loved the music, and the whole ambiance…”The former Arsenal vice-chairman was also struck by the uniqueness of BeachSoccer, acknowledging all that the sport requires and entails: “The crow weregreat, creating a fantastic atmosphere and the quality of the game wasso high: goals flying all the time, from unusual angles, even we had agoalkeeper scoring. It’s a very different skill to playing regular footballon a football pitch. Playing in the sand, you need different skills,different strength, different techniques. Besides, I think the 3-periodformat works perfectly, as it gives the players the time to rest. The SEASON REVIEW 355
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERgame moves so quickly… There’s no doubt Beach Soccer is going todevelop very quickly in every part of the World. It deserves to.”Considering the football passion in Africa, Mr. Dein foresees a great future forBeach Soccer in the continent: “That’s the key thing. Every single countryin Africa is a football loving country, seeing football on TV day in andday out, and it is natural for them to have a ball on their feet, playingon the sand, rather than in Brazil… I can see it developing very veryfast over the next few years”, he assured.Looking bak to his home country, this football gentleman urges the people incharge of the team and the FA not to miss the train in this fast-growing,ambitious sport: “England should not be left behind. If Beach Soccer isgoing to be a World game, England, as we call ourselves the home offootball, must be a party to it. We have got to be up there and makesure we get a team to compete with the best”.See the whole interview at http://www.beachsoccer.com/videos/980190986 SEASON REVIEW 356
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERBefore getting the ball flying… Clean the Beach!The Beach Soccer Foundation carried out an action involvingplayers, staff and sponsorsThe Copa Lagos had a lovely green opening. Before the action got kicked off atthe Beach Soccer Stadium at Eko Atlantic City, all the participating teams, allthe members of the organization and even some of the sponsors led a newClean the Beach action. The action, organized by The Beach Soccer Foundationhighlighted again one of the main concerns of everyone in the Beach SoccerWorld: taking care of our home, the beach.The complete squads of England, Nigeria and South Africa, together with two ofthe best players in the Brazilian team, Buru and Bruno, who wanted to makethe great effort of representing their team after more than 20 hours of flightsand connections from Rio de Janeiro, came down Eko Atlantic Beach to showtheir commitment with the environment they live in. All in all, more than 100people grabbed the brooms, plastic gloves and bags and battled the dirt on thesand…Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide Vice-president and CEO was one of thefirst of getting started, and he pointed that “this is one of the things that makeBeach soccer so special. For us, taking care of the Beaches is a mandatorything, it is like a philosophy, a way of living. We cannot understand our sportwithout this conscience part. And, obviously, it is one of the big concerns ofThe Beach Soccer Foundation, which travels the world fighting for better andsafer beaches, besides its Skin Cancer Awareness programs, and the actionsto help the disadvantaged children through sport”.Brazilian stars Buru and Bruno were really thrilled in taking part again in anactivity they carried on some months ago in Miami: “Of course we are pleasedin doing so. The beach is the place where we work, were we enjoy playingBeach Soccer and it is our duty to make everyone aware of the importance ofkeeping it clean. It is a benefit for everyone!”, they argued. SEASON REVIEW 357
    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERFashion and Music to round the party!Copa Lagos Beach Soccer 2011, as promised, got the whole weekend loadedwith awesome fun. Together with the brilliant playing display, the Beach Soccerconcept was rounded with an exciting party atmosphere and flashingentertainment including fashion shows, musical performances by Wiz Kid,Sound Sultan, Davido, Naeto C, Ikechukwu, Skales, Mschief, Karma, Eva, Jbergand BlackMagic, or DJ Jump rocking the house.Set on the oceanfront beach located adjacent to the new COPA Lagos stadium,celebrities & dignitaries from the world of Sports, music and entertainmentjumped in as the VIP guests of Temple Muse at the TEMPLE MUSE @THEBEACH event. Everyone had a great time enjoying the International Tracks onthe sound systems, Belvedere’s Uber Cool Vodka Bar and a unique showcaseof swimwear, Resort wear and accessories from Eki Orleans, Tebazile.Grey & Sunny Rose at sunset…. The perfect end to a perfect tournament, with avery chic, sexy and cool touch in a glamorous Beach Club right by the stadium. SEASON REVIEW 358
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    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERMEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 360
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    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER VanguardOctober 18th, 2011 MenaFm.comOctober 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 411
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    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCER VanguardNovember 12th, 2011 Nigeria NewsNovember 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 414
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    • COPA LAGOS BEACH SOCCERNigerian CompassNovember 6th, 2011 AIT NewsDecember 6th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 424
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    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCERINTERCONTINENTAL CUP DUBAI 2011 DUBAI Jumeirah Beach Residence (Dubai, UAE) November 22nd – 26th
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011Contents468. Dubai, first class home to Beach Soccer470. TV Coverage473. Russia prevails and is crowned champion of the Intercontinental Cup474. Switzerland fight to claim third place476. Results and Final Standings477. The Beach Soccer Foundation: Making life sweeter with Beach Soccer479. A very special visit: Premier League chief enjoys Beach Soccer action480. Official Poster481. Media Clipping SEASON REVIEW 467
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011Dubai: first-class home to Beach SoccerGreat success in Samsung Intercontinental Cup 2011confirms UAE’s resort as one of the sport’s top hotspotsaround the worldDubai was again confirmed as a top-class venue for the highest level sportscompetitions with this Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup. And, justas it was set clear two years ago, when brilliantly hosting the FIFA Beach SoccerWorld Cup 2009, the UAE strongly restates their position as one of the homesto Beach Soccer around the globe. The best teams in the world, with the sixcontinental champions, together with the brilliant red-hot World ChampionsRussia, and hosts UAE built this unforgettable first edition of the competition,offering an amusing contest and attracting huge crowds to the Beach Stadiumat the Jumeirah Beach Residence.Figures voice it loud: more than 46.000 people packed the stands during thethrilling 5-day competition, in which Russia confirmed they are still on thesweet vibe that lead them to clinch the crown both in the European League andthe FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup last summer. And, as always, the taste of thesport’s pace and electricity was up to that expectations: 118 goals were scoredin 16 matches.Among the illustrious attendants to the event, H.H. Sheikh Mansour BinMohammed Al Maktoum, H. E. Mattar Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai SEASON REVIEW 468
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011Sports Council and President of RTA, Dave Richards, Chairman of the FAPremier League or Sebastião Lazarino, Qatar Football National Team Coachand former Brazil National Coach wanted to enjoy the action live from thestands.Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide vice president wanted to highlight thesatisfaction after the event’s success: “For us, coming to Dubai means cominghome, after the great event they delivered with the FIFA Beach Soccer WorldCup 2009. So, we were more than happy to come back to the UAE with suchan important tournament as the SAMSUNG Beach Soccer IntercontinentalCup. We knew that Dubai would not let us down, and it did not. We just hope,and we are sure it is going to be so, that this first edition is just the beginningof a long-lasting history”.With such a brilliant records, the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental is farmore than accredited to come back to the sands of Dubai in the upcomingseasons, and this is precisely what the Dubai Sports Council and Beach SoccerWorldwide are working to turn into reality soon. SEASON REVIEW 469
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011 TV coverageThe Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2011 reached millions ofhouseholds through TV. The event was followed in the 6 continents and got aired in around130 countries.This is the list of the different broadcasters owning rights to the The Samsung Beach SoccerIntercontinental Cup Dubai 2011:AL JAZEERA (ART) was the official broadcaster for the Middle-East and North Africa,including the following countries:Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon,Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Eritrea,Djibouti, SomaliaFOX DEPORTES CONO NORTE and CONO SUR were the official Broadcaster for the USA,Central and South America, as well as for the Caribbean, always in Spanish, and includingthe following countries:USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,Guatemala, Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbeanarea, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay,… SEASON REVIEW 470
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011In Brazil, the broadcasting rights holders were REDE GLOBOESPN STAR SPORTS was the official broadcaster for Asia, reaching these countries:ESPN (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New GuineaESPN (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamESPN (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN (China) ChinaESPN (Hong Kong) Hong KongESPN (Philippines) PhilippinesESPN (Taiwan) TaiwanESPN (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSBS ESPN (Korea)STAR Sports (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesSTAR Sports (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamSTAR Sports (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaSTAR Sports (Hong Kong) Hong KongSTAR Sports (Asia) ChinaSTAR Sports (Taiwan) TaiwanSTAR Sports (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSTAR Cricket (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, PapuaNew Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka)ESPNEWS (Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam)ESPN HD (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN HD (SEA) Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam,ESPN HD (Taiwan) Taiwan SEASON REVIEW 471
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011SUPER SPORT was the official broadcaster for Africa, including the following countries:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep.,Commodes, Congo, Corporate Africa, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon,Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, SaoTomé, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Helena Island, Sudan, Swaziland,Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SEASON REVIEW 472
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011Russia prevails and is crowned champion of theIntercontinental CupThe reigning world champions claimed the title of theSamsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2011after beating Brazil in a great night of Beach Soccer.After the final whistle of the second semi-final, Beach Soccer fans could onlywonder what the outcome of the final between the world’s two strongestsquads would be. One thing was certain; it was definitely a promisingencounter, and the repeat of this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup final wasfar from disappointing. Although the first period was goalless until its lastseconds, both teams produced some great chances taking risks in order totake the lead. However the stalemate was only broken with five secondsremaining in the first period through Anderson’s strike giving Brazil theadvantage in the match.With half the stadium cheering for the Eastern Europeans and the other half forthe Verdeamarela, the match kept growing in intensity. The Russians, on onehand, were demonstrating why they were crowned world champions thissummer. The Brazilians, on the other hand were on the pitch to show that theywere still to be considered a Beach Soccer giant. The second periodmaintained the high quality of both teams as well as the tight competition thatexists between them with Russia relying on their tactical excellence and Brazilmaking use of their unmistakable magic. Shishin equalized with 4 minutesremaining in the second half while the South Americans took the lead onceagain in the last seconds of the same period thanks to a precise Fernando Ddishot. SEASON REVIEW 473
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011It wasn’t until the third period that the goals began flowing when the teamsrealized that the final whistle was getting close. It was Shaykov who scored thefirst goal of the period to level the score once again. Captain Leonov, threeminutes later, gave Russia the lead while Shishin increased the gap by scoringhis team’s fourth with 6 minutes left in regular time. Brazil’s pride did notpermit for the match to end this way though and scored two goals in oneminute to lead the match into an extra time that was the only possible rewardfor both teams’ efforts tonight. The first two minutes were a constant stream ofattacks from one side to the other but it was Shishin once again, who, with asublime finish, gave Russia yet another title this year becoming champions ofthe first ever Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup.Goals: 1-0: Anderson, min. 0 (1); 1-1: Shishin, min. 4 (2); 2-1: Fernando Ddi,min. 0 (2); 2-2: Shaykov, min. 11 (3); 2-3: Leonov, min. 8 (3); 2-4: Shishin, min.6 (3); 3-4: Fernando Ddi, min. 5 (3); 4-4: Jorginho, min. 4 (3); 4-5: Shishin, min.1 (ET)Switzerland fight to claim third placeSwitzerland beat the UAE on penalties after a fantastically played match fromboth sides winning them third place of the Intercontinental Cup. Both teamsput on quite a show in front of a packed stadium that did not stop cheeringthroughout the whole match.The match started on a high note with the UAE scoring after less than a minuteof play thanks to a powerful shot from Ali Karim. It didn’t take long though forthe Swiss to get into the game with Ziegler scoring after some nice collective SEASON REVIEW 474
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011play just a minute later. The hosts proved to be a very well structured team, asthey have done throughout the entire tournament, holding back theiropponents during the first period.With the match being hardly fought between both teams, Stankovicdemonstrated his fantastic form by scoring a beautiful backheel halfwaythrough the second period giving Switzerland the advantage for the first time inthe match. Borer made it 3 for the Europeans with a hard fought solo playfinished with a strong shot which flew into the back of Humaid’s net. This goalallowed them to start taking control of the match giving them confidence tomake the gap even bigger with Stankovic’s second for the night.This control, however, was short-lived thanks to the locals’ refusal to go downwithout a fight. Ali Karim regained his inspiration and scored two practicallyidentical goals with two brilliantly taken free kicks to make it 4-3. Rami, theArabs’ captain, then took advantage of his team’s drive and scored theequaliser driving the local crowd crazy. The score was then maintained for thematch to go to an extra time in which both teams went constantly for thewinning goal. However it had to go to a deciding penalty shoot-out thanks tostrong defending from the two sides. The Swiss surprisingly included reservegoalkeeper, Philipp Schwendener, in the penalty shoot-out which proved fruitfulsince he flew to save the first penalty taken by Ali Karim. Stankovic thenstepped up to give Switzerland 3rd place of the Samsung Beach SoccerIntercontinental Cup Dubai 2011.Goals: 1-0: A. Karim, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Ziegler, min. 9 (1); 1-2: Stankovic, min. 6(2); 1-3: Borer, min. 3 (2); 1-4: Stankovic, min. 10 (3); 2-4: A. Karim, min. 7 (3);3-4: A. Karim, min. 6 (3); 4-4: Rami, min. 5 (3)Penalty shootout: A. Karim, Shwendener saves; Stankovic, in SEASON REVIEW 475
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011 Results DAY 1 – 22/11/2011 16:30 Mexico 3 x 4 Switzerland 17:45 Russia 8 x 1 Nigeria 19:00 Brazil 5 x 2 Oman 20:15 UAE 6 x 2 Tahiti DAY 2 – 23/11/2011 16:30 Oman 2 x 8 Switzerland 17:45 Russia 7 x 4 Tahiti 19:00 Brazil 5 x 2 Mexico 20:15 Nigeria 2 x 3 UAE DAY 3 – 24/11/2011 16:30 Oman 2 x 3 Mexico 17:45 Tahiti 1 x 6 Nigeria 19:00 Switzerland 4 (1) x (2) 4 Brazil 20:15 UAE 0 x 7 Russia DAY 4 – 25/11/2011 19:00 Semi-final 1 - Brazil 2 x 0 UAE 20:15 Semi-final 2 - Russia 4 (2) x 4 (1) Switzerland DAY 5 – 26/11/2011 19:00 3rd & 4th Place - UAE 4 (0) x (1) 4 Switzerland 20:15 Final - Brazil 4 x 5 (after ET) RussiaFinal Standings1st Place: Russia2nd Place: Brazil3rd Place: SwitzerlandIndividual AwardsMVP: Stankovic (SUI)Top Scorer: Stankovic (SUI)Best Goalkeeper: Mão (BRA) SEASON REVIEW 476
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011Making life sweeter with Beach Soccer…The Beach Soccer Foundation brought a wide smile to thechildren from the All 4 Down Syndrome DubaiOne of the most special events during the Samsung Beach SoccerIntercontinental Cup 2011 was a lovely beach soccer clinic with children fromthe All 4 Down Syndrome Dubai, a NGO whose aim is to support families,create awareness among the general public and in schools, bring expertisefrom abroad with the aim of training professionals and parents to aninternational standard for special needs, thereby creating the sameopportunities for these children in the UAE.The Beach Soccer Worldwide Officials, through The Beach Soccer Foundation,organized a series of activities to get the children in direct touch with a sportthey immediately fell in love with. During the afternoon, all of them had a greattime and enjoyed the games with the ball, shooting on goal, the flipping passes,etc. to end up in a Beach Soccer game involving all of them. SEASON REVIEW 477
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011The experience proved a wonderful time for all the people involvbed: the BeachSoccer Worldwide crew, including vice-president Joan Cusco, the children andtheir relatives and tutors.One of the persons in charge of the NGO, Sally Pearson, wanted to thank BeachSoccer Worldwide and The Beach Soccer Foundation through a letter:“We all had a wonderful time yesterday, so on behalf of all the group we wouldlike to thank you, and all your team, for inviting our group to join you, they allhad a fantastic time. Thanks also for the great Beach Soccer Foundation bagfilled with goodies”.“What you do for kids around the world is inspiring, keep up the wonderfulwork.”So we will… SEASON REVIEW 478
    • SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP 2011A very special visit…Premier League chief enjoys Beach Soccer actionDave Richards was amazed by the thrilling pace of the sportin the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup held inDubaiThe opening day on the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup wasgraced with the presence of two very special guests: the FA Premier LeagueChairman, Dave Richards, and the president of Bolton Wanderers, PhilGartsyde, who witnessed the last two matches of the first matchday in the JBRBeach Stadium. Accompanied by Dr Ahmed Al Sharif, General Secretary of theDubai Sports Council, and Ali Muttawa, Financial Director, as well as BeachSoccer Worldwide vice president Joan Cusco. Richards and Gartsyde wereamused by the flashing pace of the game on the sand, and the spectacularmoves it brings on.The FA Premier League head also assured that the sport has a great potentialin the United Kingdom, and pointed that it would be a great idea to developextensive programs in Beach Soccer formation, both for players and coaches.As Richards himself highlighted the modality has great room to grow on such ahuge football-tradition country, and the upcoming years need to mean asignificant step forward in its evolution. SEASON REVIEW 479
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    • FINAL EUROPEAN RANKING - 2011Russia pulls Portugal down the top of the chartThis 2011 was undeniably the golden year for the Russian Beach Soccer Team. Theirawesome performance merited them not only their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, butalso the Euro Beach Soccer League 2011 and the Samsung Beach Soccer IntercontinentalCup Dubai 2011, having, besides, their Captain Ilya Leonov and their goalkeeper AndreiBukhlistkiy awarded as MVP and Best Goalkeeper in Ravenna. And, as expected, theseamazing figures turned into a tasty reward in both the 2011 season and Overall rankings,coping the peak in both of them.After collecting such a huge amount of points during the year, it was surprise to no one thatLikhachev’s side would establish themselves at the top of the 2011 ranking, which takesinto consideration the Euro Beach Soccer League results as well as the performances in theBSWW Mundialito (Portimao), the BSWW Nations Cup (Linz), the BSWW Miami Cup, theBSWW Copa Lagos and the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai. But, theywent even beyond that, as, with 450 points in just one year, they overtook Portugal as theleaders of the general ranking, sending Madjer and co. to the second step of the ladder. SEASON REVIEW 590
    • FINAL EUROPEAN RANKING - 2011On their side, Switzerland kept climbing positions, and after getting the 2011 second place, theSwiss jump into the 3rd position of the overall ranking, mainly thanks their great performancesin the Euro Beach Soccer League and the Intercontinental Cup in Dubai.Precisely on the opposite way, Spain loses another position in the Overall chart, standing now inthe 4th place after this 2011 was not that sweet for Alonso’s lads. With only one big victory, theone achieved in Bern in the first stage of the Euro Beach Soccer League, La Roja ended thisyear as the sixth best team in the old continent, so the number of points they collected wasquite scarce…Significant jump by Romania and IsraelIn turn, the highlighted cliffhanger of the season is Romania. Their brilliant Euro Beach SoccerLeague performances, even making it to semifinals in the Superfinal in Moscow, granted themthe points to finish the year in the 4th position, and jump four slots in the overall ranking toplace themselves in the 6th position of the general chart. Although on a lower scale, Israel werethe ones making the biggest leap in the chart, as they climbed from the 23rd to the 15thposition of the ranking, mainly thanks to their EBSL – Division B triumph in Bern, and their thirdplace in the Promotion Final. SEASON REVIEW 591
    • MUNDIALITO DE CLUBES SÃO PAULORepressa De Guarapiranga (São Paulo, BRA) March 19th – 26th
    • Summary594. Living the dream...595. The place to be597. Massive TV exposure603. Beachsoccer.com604. Mundialito de clubes, a unique occasion 605. Competition statistics606. Vasco aret he Champions of the Mundialito!608. Media Clipping 609. Brazilian Media 610. Media return of investment 611. TV 614. Radio 615. Print press 618. Internet 621. Clipping 724. International Media SEASON REVIEW 593
    • Living the dream…This Mundilaito de Clubes is going to stay in the memories of every beachsoccer fan, player or coach for good. Enjoying such an experience, taking partof the dawn of a new age in the sport, is something to be remembered for live.Together with the best players in the World, seeing the colours of the likes ofCorinthians FC Barcelona, AC Milan or Boca Juniors, among many others, onthe sand, and enjoying the thrilling action of the best Beach Soccer, magichappens even further in the Praia da Sol stadium. The noisy crowd, of coursebecame another important element to empower this Mundialito de Clubes evenfurther.This rush, this power is something that mainly players felt with a huge intensity.One of the brightest stars in the Beach Soccer Panorama, Portuguese Madjercould not help showing his admiration and excitement for playing under suchconditions: “The atmosphere is simply spectacular. Every player loves to play insuch an environment, with such a devoted, noisy crowd. Beach Soccerdeserved an event like this”.The Torcida were amazing, too. The Beach Soccer fans packed day after daythe 3.500 seater stadium and brought an unbelievable atmosphere that wentamusingly loud. Flying their banners, jumping on the stands in their team’soutfits and singing their club’s’ hymns, they turned the Represa deGuarapiranga into an unforgettable beach soccer party absolutely worthexperiencing.The show will go on… Mundialito de Clubes is here to stay. Attendance: 106.000 people on the stands SEASON REVIEW 594
    • The place to be This Mundialito the Clubes has meant a lot for the Beach Soccer. It not only was a wonderful spectacle for supporters packing the Praia da Sol Stadium, and the millions and millions of Beach Soccer fans who followed it through the live broadcasting, but also for everyone involved in such a thrilling competition. Some of the main protagonists of this dream come true, the players, also wanted to highlight this Mundialito de Clubes as an experience they will never forget. These ones below are some of their thoughts… “We are really happy after feeling the Torcida’s affection. The communion between the fans and the athletes is magic, and it makes Beach Soccer even more beautiful. I just can thank God for being here…” Duda (Flamengo) “There were clubs with a great tradition on the sand. People felt that, and that undeniably brought an amazing atmosphere. At the same time, it meant a huge responsibility for us players, because we were representing so many years of history, so many people, so many feelings... Personally, representing FC Barcelona was a real honour” Amarelle (FC Barcelona) SEASON REVIEW 595
    • “It’s a dream to participate in such a competition, because everyone islooking at it. The atmosphere was amazing, and I loved to feel it when I wasplaying. It was like getting into a battle… This Mundialito de Clubes means a lot for the growth of Beach Soccer.” Meier (AC Milan)“It’s an experience we are going to remember for ever…”Pasquali (AC Milan) “The atmosphere is simply spectacular. Every player loves to play in such an environment, with such a devoted, noisy crowd. Beach Soccer deserved an event like this”. Madjer (Sporting Portugal)“It’s great to be here…We expected much about the atmosphere and it hasdefinitely not let us down…”Plata (Settle Sounders FC) “I feel really happy. The Mundialito de Clubes is a really important competition, and the only thing I can say is that I am extremely thankful for being given the opportunity to take part in this dream”. Pampero (Vasco da Gama) “I feel really joyful for being able to play this Mundialito de clubes. Everyplayer loves to be here, to play in front of such a devoted crowd and againstthe best players in the world. It is a great prize for our effort. Taking part ofsuch a tournament is experiencing the recognition to our work. “Alan (Sporting Portugal) “It’s been a lovely sensation to play under such an atmosphere. The crowd bringing colour and fun, the canticles… The stadium was beautiful.” Fabian (Corinthians)“I had never experienced a crowd like this. The championship was amazing,and the best of it is that it is definitely going onwards!”Matías (Flamengo) “I could not believe this atmosphere when I first lived it… I am really proud to play along these excellent players facing such big clubs. It’s a dream for me, and I hope we can experience this competition more often in the future”. Maci (Lokomotiv Moscow)“It is a honour to represent MLS and to play against such high-levelplayers”Yuri Morales (Seattle Sounders FC) SEASON REVIEW 596
    • Massive TV exposureBeach Soccer experienced up to what extent, the world wanted to be at thisentering into a new reality of the sport. The Mundialito de Clubes put on thesand, for the first time ever, some of the worldwide best-known outfits and noone wanted to miss it. With names such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan,Corinthians, Sporting Clube, Boca Juniors, Lokomotiv Moscow, Flamengo orSantos, among others, there was little room for doubt: It is going to be anunforgettable beach soccer week… And it really was.Such a turning point for the sport required the broadcasting to be up to thetask. It certainly was, getting a record-breaking TV exposure. All shots, overheadkicks, tackles and saves happening in Praia do Sol stadium were seen, at thatvery same moment, in 109 countries all over the globe thanks to livebroadcasting agreements. More than 25 international broadcasters in the fivecontinents got onboard to secure the rights to shot the Mundialito de Clubes intheir territories, taking the spectacle to millions and millions of householdsworldwide. Every single match, moreover, was be produced in High Definition,warranting all beach soccer fans not to miss a single detail of such a thrillingcompetition. Estimated audience reached: 62 million people SEASON REVIEW 597
    • Broadcasters and territoriesGlobo TV and Sport TV were the official broadcaster for BrazilFOX SPORTS was the official Broadcaster for North, Central and South America, as well asfor the Caribbean, including the following countries:USA, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala,Panama, Aruba, Curaçao, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile,Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Caribbean area.ESPN STAR SPORTS was the official broadcaster for Asia, reaching these countries:ESPN (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New GuineaESPN (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, VietnamESPN (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN (China) ChinaESPN (Hong Kong) Hong KongESPN (Philippines) PhilippinesESPN (Taiwan) TaiwanESPN (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSBS ESPN (Korea)STAR Sports (SEA) Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesSTAR Sports (SEA2) Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam SEASON REVIEW 598
    • STAR Sports (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaSTAR Sports (Hong Kong) Hong KongSTAR Sports (Asia) ChinaSTAR Sports (Taiwan) TaiwanSTAR Sports (India) Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri LankaSTAR Cricket (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, PapuaNew Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka)ESPNEWS (Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam)ESPN HD (Malaysia) Brunei, MalaysiaESPN HD (SEA) Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam,ESPN HD (Taiwan) Taiwan SEASON REVIEW 599
    • AL JAZEERA (ART) was the official broadcaster for the Middle-East and North Africa,including the following countries:Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon,Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Eritrea,Djibouti, SomaliaSUPER SPORT was the official broadcaster for Africa, including the following countries:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Comoros,Congo D.R., Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte,Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal,Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St Helena Island, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo,Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.Sport TV was the official Broadcaster for Portugal. SEASON REVIEW 600
    • RTR was the official Broadcaster for Russia.AZ TV was the official Broadcaster for Azerbaijan.TV3 / Esport3 were the official Broadcasters for Spain.Charlton Sports was the official Broadcasters for Israel.ESPN was the official Broadcasters for England. SEASON REVIEW 601
    • Orange was the official Broadcasters for PolandTRK Football was the official Broadcasters for Ukraine SEASON REVIEW 602
    • Beachsoccer.comBeachsoccer.com was the main meeting points for beach soccer fans all overthe world, and figures speak for themselves regarding the traffic of the officialwebsite during the event (one week):39.674 unique visitors (+129,90%)99.455 hits (+138,77%)54,24% New visits (%)139 different countries clicked on beachsoccer.com SEASON REVIEW 603
    • The Mundialito de Clubes: A unique occasionParticipating clubsMerger of cultures• Clubs were composed, at least, of 4 foreigners players.• 22 different countries were represented in the tournament. SEASON REVIEW 604
    • Competition statistics:N° of matches : 28N° of goals : 216COMPETITIVE and BALANCED tournament :N° of matches won in regular time : 17 • N° of matches won in regular time by a one-goal difference : 7N° of matches won in ET or penalty kicks : 11 • N° of matches won after extra time : 4 • N° of matches won after penalty kicks : 7 SEASON REVIEW 605
    • Vasco are the Champions of the Mundialito!The Gigante da Colina claims the crown after an excellentperformance against Sporting de PortugalVasco da Gama claimed the crown as the Champions of this I Mundialito deClubes. The Giagante da Colina managed to keep the Cup at home after anexcellent performance against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the final of thishistoric competition. The Brazilian side managed to turn the situation aroundafter the Portuguese opener and secured a solid distance in the score theywould work fantastically to maintain until the final horn.Fernando DDI would make things happen early in this thrilling final. With only20 seconds gone by, the Lisboan number 9 scored his 10th goal in thisMundialito to sweep Sporting ahead. In front of the incredibly noisy crowdbacking them, Vasco had to react, and they did so to turn the score around andbecome the ruler of the fixture thanks to Bruno Xavier and Rafinha.After revolving the situation, the carioca would build a solid defense so thatSporting found it impossible to find any way to Salgueiro’s dominions.Pampero, the tournament’s MVP, widened the gap to make this distance a bitmore comfortable. But that easiness would not last much, since Belchior wouldshorten the distance thanks to a free kick to keep the chase.Vasco da Gama, though, were absolutely handling the game. Moving the ballquickly and precisely, reaching any lost ball before than the opponent, closingany crack on the rearguard,... In the last minute of the game, Betinho wouldsecure the Brazilian triumph with the fourth hit for Vasco, who would not let thevictory flee and claimed themselves as champions of this I Mundialito deClubes.Goals : 0-1 : Fernando DDI, min. 11 (1) ; 1-1 : Bruno Xavier, min. 3 (1) ; 2-1 :Rafinha, min. 2 (1) ; 3-1 : Pampero, min. 8 (3) ; 3-2 : Belchior, min. 7 (3) ; 4-2 :Betinho, min. 1 (3) SEASON REVIEW 606
    • Extra time winner gives Flamengo the third place in the Mundialito Clube Regatas Flamengo have finally achieved the third place in this Mundialito, after beating Lokomotiv Moscow in the 3rd/4th place final. In an amazingly leveled match, an extra time winner by defender Souza meant the bronze for the Rubro-Negro side. André, in turn, added a new goal to his 16-hit record to get even a wider distance in the highest place of the top-scorer chart. On an unfortunate morning for the Russian side, the carioca managed always to equalize any advantage achieved by them. Maci opened the score in the seventh minute of the game, giving Lokomotiv a slight distance that would not be withdrawn during the whole first period. But right from the second time kick- off, Souza balanced things again. The Russian solved the situation really soon this time, and right in the same way. In the very next move, Leonov sent a missile in from the midfield to get the 1-2. André would manage the second equalizer for ‘Fla’, but Leonov would secure his team to get to the second break still ahead in the score. The pattern was to be repeated in the third period, after another of the carioca stars, Anderson, scored for the 3-3. Again, Maci swept the Muscovite ahead with another of his brilliant moves, but Tavares would again equalize things. That last hit by the Brazilian lads would send the match to extra time. Things would change drastically in that extra period, since, this time, it was ‘Fla’ the ones to step ahead, thanks to a powerful left-foot shot by Souza. Unfortunately for Lokomotiv, they were not able to parallel the previous pattern, and did not manage to level things back, what left the Brazilians with the Bronze. Goals: 0-1: Maci, min. 5 (1); 1-1: Souza, min. 11 (2); 1-2: Leonov, min. 11 (2) ; 2-2: André, min. 7 (2) ; 2-3 : Leonov, min. 1 (2) ; 3-3 : Anderson, min. 9 (3) ; 3- 4 : Maci, min. 3 (3) ; 4-4 : Tavares, min. 2 (3) ; 5-4 : Souza, min. 2 (et)Final standings:1-Vasco da Gama2-Sporting Portugal3-Flamengo4-Lokomotiv MoscowMVP: Pampero (Vasco)Best Goalkeeper: Graça (Sporting)Top Scorer: André (Flamengo) – 16 goals SEASON REVIEW 607
    • MEDIA CLIPPING
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BRAZILIAN MEDIA SEASON REVIEW 609
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Media Return of Investment Electronic media TV Total reports broadcasted: 40 (in 4 different stations) Total exposure time: 1hour 17 min. 02 sec. Media Return Investment: R$ 11.832.412,92 Radio Total reports broadcasted: 12 (in 2 different stations) Total exposure time: 49 min. 34 sec. Media Return Investment: R$ 722.327,73 Print Press Total reports appeared: 98 Total media involved: 37 Total CM: 4.285 (equivalent to 8 pages) Total pictures: 62 Media Return Investment: R$ 1.003.577,41 Internet Total reports appeared: 377 Total media involved: 66 Total pictures: 147 Media Return Investment: R$ 838.500,00 Total Media Return of investment: R$14.396.818,06 SEASON REVIEW 610
    • MEDIA CLIPPING TV Broadcaster Time Cost (In Brazilian Reais) TV Globo 0:42:07 11.455.508,74 CBN 0:41:19 714.081,03 TV Gazeta 0:11:05 201.029,50 Sport TV 0:17:16 134.359,84 Globo News 0:04:34 41.514,84 Jovem Pan 0.08:15 8.246,70 Media Return according to Value Media Return according to time SEASON REVIEW 611
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Relation of TV Reports Date Time Program/Broadcaster Time Cost (In R$) SEASON REVIEW 612
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Date Time Program/Broadcaster Time Cost (In R$) SEASON REVIEW 613
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Radio Broadcaster Time Cost (In Brazilian Reais) CBN 0:41:19 714.081,03 Jovem Pan 0.08:15 8.246,70 Date Time Program/Broadcaster Time Cost (In R$) SEASON REVIEW 614
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Print Press Exposure in Print press Total reports appeared: 98 Total media involved: 37 Total CM: 4.285 (equivalent to 8 pages) Total pictures: 62 Media Return Investment: R$ 1.003.577,41 Newspaper/Magazine Cm in Cover Cm Inside Pag. Cm total Picture Value (R$) SEASON REVIEW 615
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Newspaper/Magazine Cm in Cover Cm Inside Pag. Cm total Picture Value (R$) Distribution through the different states of Brazil State Cover Inside cover Inside page Pictures Value (R$) SEASON REVIEW 616
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Exposure in Print Press (cm) Media Return value (R$) Exposure distribution (cm) Exposure distribution (Media return value) Exposure Geographical distribution (cm) Exposure Geographical distribution (value) SEASON REVIEW 617
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Internet Total reports appeared: 377 Total media involved: 66 Total pictures: 147 Media Return Investment: R$ 838.500,00 Media Nº Reports Pictures Value SEASON REVIEW 618
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Media Nº Reports Pictures Value SEASON REVIEW 619
    • MEDIA CLIPPING Media Nº Reports Pictures Value Internet exposure (num. of reports) Internet Return (value) Internet Exposure distribution SEASON REVIEW 620
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DE LIMEIRA (SP) February 11th, 2011 EXTRA (RJ) February 13th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 621
    • MEDIA CLIPPING TRIBUNA DO NORTE (RN) February 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 622
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA (ES) February 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 623
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FINAL (BRA) March 4th, 2011 MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 624
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JUS BRASIL (BRA) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 625
    • MEDIA CLIPPING AQUÍ ACONTECE (BRA) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 626
    • MEDIA CLIPPING VENCER AGORA March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 627
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ESQUEMA RAPIDO (BRA) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 628
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ODIARIO.COM (BRA) March 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 629
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MARINGA (BRA) March 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 630
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FINAL (BRA) March 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 631
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FOLHA DE ALPHAVILLE March 11th, 2011 MAIS (SP) March 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 632
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 13th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 633
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ESQUEMA RÁPIDO March 14th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 634
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS (SP) March 14th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 635
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL UNIÃO (BRA) March 14th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 636
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ODIARIO.COM March 14th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 637
    • MEDIA CLIPPING GAZETA MARINGÁ March 15th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 638
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 639
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS (SP) March 15th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 640
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ESQUEMA RÁPIDO March 16th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 641
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS (RJ) March 16th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 642
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA (SP) March 17th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 643
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FINAL March 17th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 644
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 17th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 645
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 17th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 646
    • MEDIA CLIPPING METRO NEWS (SP) March 17th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 647
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA (SP) March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 648
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DE SAO PAULO March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 649
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EXTRA (RJ) March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 650
    • MEDIA CLIPPING GAZETA MARINGÁ March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 651
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 652
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 653
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 654
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – SANTOS March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 655
    • MEDIA CLIPPING COMERCIO DA FRANCA (SP) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 656
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FOLHA DE SAO PAULO March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 657
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DE JUNDIAI (SP) March 19th, 2011 O GLOBO (RJ) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 658
    • MEDIA CLIPPING VENCER AGORA March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 659
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A CIDADE (SP) March 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 660
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 661
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BOM DIA March 20th, 2011 DIARIO DE SAO PAULO March 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 662
    • MEDIA CLIPPING VENCER AGORA March 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 663
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TARDE (BA) March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 664
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 665
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DO NORDESTE March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 666
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DO SAO PAULO March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 667
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March, 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 668
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O DIA (RJ) March 21st, 2011 MARCA BRASIL March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 669
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TARDE March 22nd, 2011 BOM DIA March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 670
    • MEDIA CLIPPING CORREIO BRAZILIENSE March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 671
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DE SAO PAULO March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 672
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ESQUEMA RÁPIDO March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 673
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 674
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FOLHA DO SÃO PAULO March 22nd 2011 SEASON REVIEW 675
    • MEDIA CLIPPING GLOBO ESPORTE March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 676
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS (SP) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 677
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A CIDADE March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 678
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 679
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EXTRA March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 680
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FINAL March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 681
    • MEDIA CLIPPING GLOBO ESPORTE March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 682
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 683
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 684
    • MEDIA CLIPPING METRO NEWS March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 685
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A CIDADE (SP) March 24th, 2011 COMERCIO DA FRANCA March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 686
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EXTRA March 24th, 2011 FOLHA DE SAO PAULO March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 687
    • MEDIA CLIPPING GAZETA DO BROOKLYN March 24th, 2011 GAZETA DE SANTO AMARO March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 688
    • MEDIA CLIPPING INTERLAGOS NEWS (SP) March 24th, 2011 JORNAL DE BRASÍLIA March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 689
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DE MOEMA (SP) March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 690
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 691
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MAIS (SP) March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 692
    • MEDIA CLIPPING METRO NEWS March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 693
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O DIA March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 694
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O ETADO DE SAO PAULO March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 695
    • MEDIA CLIPPING TRIBUNA DO NORTE March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 696
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A CIDADE (SP) March 25th, 2011 AGORA SAO PAULO March 25th, 2011 DIARIO DO SAO PAULO March 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 697
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DO COMMERCIO March 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 698
    • MEDIA CLIPPING METRO NEWS (SP) March 25th, 2011 O ESTADO SE SAO PAULO March 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 699
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O TEMPO (MG) March 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 700
    • MEDIA CLIPPING TRIBUNA DO NORTE March 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 701
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A CIDADE (SP) March 26th, 2011 A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 702
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DE SAO PAULO March 26th, 2011 EXTRA March 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 703
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 704
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 705
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O DIA (RJ) March 26th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 706
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TARDE (BA) March 27th, 2011 A CIDADE (SP) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 707
    • MEDIA CLIPPING AGORA SAO PAULO March 27th, 2011 BOM DIA (SP) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 708
    • MEDIA CLIPPING CORREIO BRAZILIENSE (DF) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 709
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DO GRANDE ABC (SP) March 27th, 2011 DIARIO DO SAO PAULO March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 710
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ESTADO DE MINAS March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 711
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EXTRA (RJ) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 712
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FOLHA DE SAO PAULO March 27th, 2011 JORNAL DA CIDADE (SP) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 713
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MARCA BRASIL (SP) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 714
    • MEDIA CLIPPING NOTICIAS JA (SP) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 715
    • MEDIA CLIPPING LANCE! March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 716
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O DIA (RJ) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 717
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O TEMPO (MG) March 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 718
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DO COMERCIO (SP) March 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 719
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 28th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 720
    • MEDIA CLIPPING JORNAL DOS SPORTS March 29th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 721
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A TRIBUNA – VITORIA March 30th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 722
    • MEDIA CLIPPING LANCE (BRA) April 1st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 723
    • MEDIA CLIPPING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SEASON REVIEW 724
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BOCA DE MI VIDA (ARG) February, 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 725
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) February 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 726
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SABADO (POR) February 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 727
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SAPO.PT (POR) February 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 728
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORTING CLUBE OFFICIAL SITE (POR) February 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 729
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO (POR) February 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 730
    • MEDIA CLIPPING CORREIO DA MANHÃ February 25th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 731
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MUSCAT DAILY (OMA) February 27th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 732
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORTS BUSINESS (ENG) March 2011 SEASON REVIEW 733
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SHOOTOUT (MEX) March 2011 SEASON REVIEW 734
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 735
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 736
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 737
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 738
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 739
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 740
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 1st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 741
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ALGARVE PRESS (POR) March 4th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 742
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO (POR) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 743
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 744
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RTP (POR) March 5th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 745
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SAPO.PT (POR) March 7th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 746
    • MEDIA CLIPPING VISIÓN CIUDADANA (URU) March 8th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 747
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ALGARVE PRESS (POR) March 9th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 748
    • MEDIA CLIPPING 3cat24 (ESP) March, 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 749
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DICA (POR) March 10th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 750
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORTING CLUBE MAGAZINE (POR) March 2011 SEASON REVIEW 751
    • MEDIA CLIPPING AS (ESP) March 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 752
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MUNDO DEPORTIVO (ESP) March 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 753
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORT (ESP) March 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 754
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O FIGUEIRENSE (POR) March 11th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 755
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 12th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 756
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March, 14th 2011 SEASON REVIEW 757
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO.com March 17th 2011 SEASON REVIEW 758
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BASLER ZEITUNG (SWI) March 18th 2011 SEASON REVIEW 759
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BLICK (SWI) March, 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 760
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A BOLA (POR) March, 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 761
    • MEDIA CLIPPING ALGARVE PRESS (POR) March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 762
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO (POR) March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 763
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 764
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORTING PORTUGAL OFFICIAL SITE March 18th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 765
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FC BARCELONA (OFFICIAL SITE) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 766
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DIGITAL (POR) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 767
    • MEDIA CLIPPING FUTEBOL PORTUGAL March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 768
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RADIO RENASCENÇA (POR) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 769
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 770
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 771
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SAPO.PT (POR) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 772
    • MEDIA CLIPPING OLE (ARG) March 19th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 773
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORT (ESP) March 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 774
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EL DIARIO DE HOY (SLV) March, 20th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 775
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MUNDO DEPORTIVO (ESP) March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 776
    • MEDIA CLIPPING REGIÃO DE LEIRIA (POR) March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 777
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EL DIARIO DE HOY (SLV) March 21st, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 778
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MUNDO DEPORTIVO (ESP) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 779
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORT (ESP) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 780
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO DE NOTICIAS (POR) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 781
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MAIS FUTEBOL (POR) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 782
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RECORD (POR) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 783
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SAPO.PT (POR) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 784
    • MEDIA CLIPPING PROSTAMERIKA (USA) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 785
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEATTLE PI (USA) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 786
    • MEDIA CLIPPING PEOPLE DAILY (CHN) March 22nd 2011 SEASON REVIEW 787
    • MEDIA CLIPPING BOCA JUNIORS OFFICIAL SITE (ARG) March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 788
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EL DIARIO DE HOY March 22nd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 789
    • MEDIA CLIPPING MUNDO DEPORTIVO (ESP) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 790
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORT (ESP) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 791
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RTVE (ESP) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 792
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A BOLA (POR) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 793
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO (POR) March, 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 794
    • MEDIA CLIPPING RTP (POR) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 795
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SEASON REVIEW 796
    • MEDIA CLIPPING DIARIO LA PRIMERA (PER) March 23rd, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 797
    • MEDIA CLIPPING EL DIARIO DE HOY (SLV) March 23rd, 2011-05-10 SEASON REVIEW 798
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SPORT (ESP) March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 799
    • MEDIA CLIPPING A BOLA (POR) March 24th 2011 SEASON REVIEW 800
    • MEDIA CLIPPING O JOGO (POR) March 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 801
    • MEDIA CLIPPING SAPO.PT (POR) March, 24th, 2011 SEASON REVIEW 802
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    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 2011Beach Soccer takes aim at Rio 2016FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter dealt with this possibility in Rio deJaneiro with COB and Rio 2016 president, Carlos Nuzman19 Aug 2011The dream of seeing Beach Soccer become an Olympic modality may be closer than ever,after the significant conversations between FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, and thePresident of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Organizing Committee and President of theBrazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and FIFA Vice-president and presidentof the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ricardo Texeira.Taking advantage of the presence FIFA’s maximum representative in Rio de Janeiro, wherehe attended the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and the Beach SoccerCharity Game between Brazil and Japan, the road to Olympism for Beach Soccer wasstrongly dealt with. Beginning with his conversations with Beach Soccer Worldwidepresident, Luis Felipe Tavares, and vice-president, Joan Cusco, and going on with theaforementioned top-representatives later on, the Olympic stage for Beach Soccer was acontinuous and strong topic all through the day.The outcome of the conversations was extremely positive, as Mr. Nuzman pointed: “BeachSoccer being in the Olympics for the first time in the upcoming games in Brazil in 2016 is agreat idea. I am sure that it would only mean positive things both for the sport and itsfans.”The FIFA vice-president, FIFA Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee President and CBFpresident, Ricardo Texeira, on his side, can only hail this exciting possibility: “The inclusionof Beach Soccer [in the Olympic Program] would mean a deserved recognition to the fastgrowth of the sport all around the world. We need to wait until the conversations betweenMr. Blatter and COI’s President, Mr. Jacques Rogge, but I feel really happy to see thesupport from the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee”, he assured. SEASON REVIEW 827
    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 2011Rio 2016 head wants Olympics Beach SoccerCarlos Nuzman assured that “the discipline would be one of thehighlights of the Games”, according to aroundtherings.com19 Aug 2011Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman told the specialized website Around the Rings that if theIOC approves the addition of beach soccer to the Olympic program, the discipline would beone of the highlights of the Games. "Its a great idea. If realized, Im sure that football andthe fans only can win, and that beach soccer will be one of the biggest attractions in Rio2016", Nuzman told ATR.As beachsoccer.com informed, FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter and Brazil 2014 presidentand FIFAs Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee Ricardo Teixeira dealt with the inclusion ofthe popular modality in the Games when they met with Nuzman ahead of the World Cupqualifying draw in Rio on July 30.It’s worth remembering, as Around the Rings, highlights, that Beach Soccer is already theshowcase event of the Asian Beach Games, organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Around the Rings also explains that “The Olympic program will be reviewed after the London2012 Games. During the evaluation process by the IOCs program commission, beachsoccer could be considered for inclusion at Rio 2016. Should the discipline gain IOCExecutive Board approval, it would then go to a vote at the IOC Session convening inBuenos Aires in 2013”. SEASON REVIEW 828
    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 2011Beach Soccer opens CONCACAF CongressBrazil and Mexico contested before the reception event relying on thepresence of the FIFA and CONCACAF dignitaries04 May 2011An exhibition game between World Champions, Brazil, and CONCACAF Champions, Mexico,was held on Monday, May 2nd, in the Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup Venue, as anexciting pre-opening for the CONCACAF 27th Ordinary Congress, part of the Confederationsyear-long 50th anniversary. Together with the game, the VIP tent of the Beach Soccerstadium hosted a reception event for such a key celebration for CONCACAF, featuring FIFApresident, Joseph S. Blatter, UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Michel Platini,CONCACAF president Jack A. Warner, FIFA vice-president Angel Maria Villar, UEFA vice-president, FIFA Executive Committee members Marios Lefkaritis and Chuck Blazer (alsoCONCACAF Secretary General), and FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, among others.All the delegates, executives and members from FIFA and CONCACAF enjoyed a great beachsoccer game in which Brazil staged all their talent again to blast Mexico (1-6). Although thematch was held in a closed-door format, the spectacle fielded the best of the sport, with theeye-catching footballing, the fair play, the music, the sexy touch and the sea aroma. Buru,Benjamin, Plata and Co. set up a wonderful play everyone enjoyed for the best startingsignal to this special party. SEASON REVIEW 829
    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 2011Beach Soccer takes part in FIFA Ballon d’Or GalaLeonov, Bukhlistkiy, Likhachev, André, Schirinzi, Stankovic, Meier,Wenger and Gabino Renales, invited to the ceremony10 Jan 2012Beach Soccer had its place in one of the most prestigious Footballing events of the year,the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala, held last January at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. Manyrepresentatives of the modality were invited to the ceremony, as the representation of themost outstanding performers in the last FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, held this lastseptember in Ravenna (Italy).As a clear symptom of the gain of weight of Beach Soccer in the core of the FootballGoverning Body, FIFA, up to 9 players and coaches were invited to the ceremony, togetherwith Joan Cuscó, FIFA Beach Soccer CEO and FIFA Board Member, and FIFA and BeachSoccer Ambassador Christian Karembeu, who are regular attenders to all FIFAcellebrations. Beach Soccer Wordlwide General Manager, Gabino Renales, was another ofthe personalities attending the Ballon d’Or GalaObviously, as the recently crowned World Cup Champions, Russia had in Zurich a goodrepresentation, with coach Mikhail Likhachev, captain Ilya Leonov (Awarded as the FIFABeach Soccer World Cup 2011 MVP) and goalkeeper Andrei Bukhlistkiy (awarded with theFIFA Golden Glove in Ravenna). The competition’s top scorer, André, had also his place inthe Cellebration, as well as the Swiss national team, who were represented by DejanStankovic, former FIFA Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, Stephane Meier, player-coach AngeloSchirinzi and the team’s Manager, Reto Wenger. SEASON REVIEW 830
    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 201132,000 at the stands of the Copa BrazilBotafogo claims the crown in the successful 1st edition of the CopaBrazil de Clubes de Beach Soccer, held in Manaus24 May 2011 – Botafogo were crowned as champions in the Copa Brasil de Clubes deBeach Soccer in front of the 32.000 supporters packing the standos of the Arena do CentroCultural dos Povos da Amazônia, in the Brazilian city of Manaus. The Fogão bended currentMundialito de Clubes champions, Vasco da Gama, thanks to a solid 8-3 win to claim thisfirst edition of this national championship featuring eight of the top-class clubs in thecountry. Apart from the these two Rio de Janeiro giants, other clubs such as neighboursFlamengo, Corinthians, Vitoria, Santa Cruz, Sampaio Correia or hosts Manaus took part inthe competition, which proved to be a new instance of the passion the Brazilians feel forthe sport they saw being born at their beaches.The competition was passionately followed by local fans, and last Friday’s Flamengo-Vascoda Gama broke all records bringing into the stadium up to 31.954 people. This massiveattendance was paralleled also during the matches on Saturday and Sunday, when thesemifinals and finals were played. Needless to say, the atmosphere raised at the ManausColisseum was unbelievable, that of the big Beach Soccer occasions.Botafogo were better than their city rivals from the very beginning of the match. Yet in thefrist period, Sidney, Juninho and Bruno Malias’ double left the score 4-0 up for the ‘LonelyStar’ Squad. Juninho repeated as well to increase the distance even further, and whenVasco’s reaction came, with the hits by Gil, Osmar and Jorginho making the score 5-3, itwas just a bit too late. Thanks to Leandro’s miracle saves and new lashes by Betinho(playing on the ‘O Glorioso side this time), Juninho and Rafinha, Botafogo brilliantly securedthe cup. Leandro Fanta being awarded as the Best Goalkeeper, and Juninho ast the BestPlayer of the tournament completed the Alvinegro booty, with André (this time playing forCorinthians) claiming the Top-Scorer trophy, just as he did in the Mundialito de Clubes withFlamengo.In the fight for the 3rd place, Corinthians knocked Flamengo out to get the bronze, gettingthis way a bit even with the bad taste of their bitter performance in the last Mundialito deClubes. SEASON REVIEW 831
    • OTHER KEY MOMENTS - 2011Karembeu, Beach Soccer ambassador in SoccerexThe Frenchman takes active part in the Beach Soccer Worldwidestand, presenting the second season of Clubs competition30 Nov 2011One of the best-known Beach Soccer ambassadors, Frenchman Christian Karembeu, tookactive part in this year’s Soccerex Global Convention. The World Cup and Euro Championwith ‘Les Bleus’ stayed at the Beach Soccer Worldwide – FIFA Beach Soccer stand in thenetworking convention of the Football World, presenting the second season of the mostprestigious Club Beach Soccer competition, the Mundialito de Clubes, to take place againthis coming spring in São Paulo.After the successful premiere of the Mundialito de Clubes last year, with the participation ofgiants such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan or Corinthians and getting wonderful audience ratesand the interest of the sports lovers worldwide, the competition feels more thanempowered for its next step. And the Paulista capital is ready to host the festival again thisyear.Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide vice president assured that “as the most growingmodality of football, Beach Soccer’s role in the meeting was indispensable. We are happyto have our place again in Rio, participating in such important event as Soccerex with ourmost ambitious and growing project: the clubs competition”. SEASON REVIEW 832
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