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 VicepresidentA World Cup... and much more! Ready for 2017?
Gabino RenalesBSWW Deputy Vice-presidentThank you for a great 2016!
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive VicepresidentKicking-off
Anton SealeyPresident of BFASee you in the Bahamas… We are ready to host you!
Brent RahimFIFA DevelopmentDevelopment programs: Planning comes first
Paria ShahriariHead of Beach Soccer - Iran FAThe time for women’s beach soccer has arrived
Jorge Alberto Cabrera RajoPresident of FESFUTThe Copa Pílsener, a key date in the beach soccer calendar
31 Jan 2017
Brazil edge Paraguay in friendly
Terribly hard fought game in Foz do Iguaçu leaves both contenders with great sensations ahead of the CONMEBOL Qualifier
Brazil will fly to the CONMEBOL Qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 in the best condition, both physical and psychological.
In a terribly balanced match, the defending continental champions edged the Guaraní side thank to Mauricinho’s winner in the extra time, after regular time ended with a 6-6 draw.
Foz do Iguaçu hosted an amazing beach soccer battle facing the two biggest favourites to the South American throne.
The packed stands witnessed an electric, exciting beach soccer display in which the goals by Bruno Xavier (2), Lucão (2), Nelito and Bokinha for the hosts, and Ojeda (2), Zayas (2), Guerrero and Sánchez for the Albirroja left everything tied by the end of the third period.
Paraguay even managed to command the game 1-4 midway second leg, and even reached the last minute of the match 6-5 ahead, but Brazil proved to have a very strong mentality to regain the game control and clinch a new win that extends their invincibility to 23 games.
The Guaraní, despite the defeat, will fly back home having reinforced their self-confidence ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONMEBOL Qualifiers they will be hosting as of this coming Sunday, 5th of February, in Asunción.
Daniel Zidane, 250 matches for Brazil
In this game, moreover, defender Daniel Zidane Nogueira earned his 250th cap for the verdeamarela, becoming one of the most capped players in the Brazilian beach soccer history.
Pic: Nilton Rolin/ Itaipu Binacional