Roberto CarettoManager Lazio Beach SoccerIdentity is key for clubs’ future
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentClosing a successful season with the next FIFA Beach Soccer world Cup in our mind
Ali TargholizadehAFC Head of Futsal and Beach Soccer DevelopmentAsia has everything required for beach soccer
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentTradition makes us stronger…
Bernd BaruttaHead of Beach Soccer at the DFBBeach soccer was at its captivating best in Warnemünde
Joaquín AlonsoSpain National Coach and FIFA InstructorWomen’s beach soccer has evolved greatly
Gilberto CostaBrazil National CoachThe road to a perfect World Cup
Philippe MoggioCONCACAF General SecretaryBeach Soccer, a powerful platform to strengthen the game
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentA World Cup... and much more! Ready for 2017?
Gabino RenalesBSWW Deputy Vice-presidentThank you for a great 2016!
08 Apr 2018
Azerbaijan dominate in Haikou!
The men from the Land of Fire stayed perfect in the closing day to seal silverware at the CFA Belt and Road International Cup
Azerbaijan reigned in the Chinese resort of Haikou, following a loud win over Czech Republic that crowned them champions of the CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Cup 2018.
The 1-4 for the Azeri in the first half virtually sealed the triumph for Zeynal’s men, as Czech Republic needed a win for 3+ goals to grasp the glory.
The Czechs tried to counteract that but saw how each of their attempts was heavily responded by Azerbaijan, with Ilkin, Ramil and Mammadov replying Kratochvil’s 2-4 to make the score 2-7 before the end of second period.
One goal on each end in the last period did not change the course of things, and Azerbaijan cruised to the throne in Haikou, confirming their first international trophy of the season.
In the other game, Hungary and China vied for different goals. Whereas a victory by the Magyar could make them runner-ups in the competition, the hosts were fighting for their first points. The match was heavily contested all throughout, but finally the Hungarian seized the points, with captain Viktor Fekete opening the score midway half first period and Balasz Rutai closing it just seconds before the final whistle. With six points out of nine, Hungary became the runner-ups in the competition.
Remember: for complete results, schedules and standings, click here.