Marseille
08 Aug 2017

Marseille, Grand Est conquer French championship

The former clinched a fourth title while the latter are the country's first women's beach soccer champions.


Marseille BT and Grand Est were victors at the National Beach Soccer in Canet-en-Roussillon, France, on Sunday.

The men’s and women’s finals brought a close to the popular three-day tournament on the country’s south coast with the men’s event seeing a host of international beach soccer stars, including FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup winner Didier Samoun, entertain the crowds.

Marseille ultimately claimed their fourth national title with a 7-6 win against Montpellier Herault BS while 2016 champions Grande Motte Pyramide BS finished in third.

Newly-crowned champions Marseille will now be guaranteed a spot at next year’s Euro Winners Cup, as will Grand Est who finished top of the four-team women’s tournament.

In the inaugural women’s championship, Grand Est - coached by Jerome Beaulande and Patrice Feys - edged Occitanie, Mediterranee and Hauts-de-France to write themselves into the history books.

Image via Marseille Beach Team

 

Men's tournament

1st Marseille BT

2nd Montpellier HBS

3rd La Grande Motte PBS

4th Saint-Medard-en-Jalles

5th AS Caverne

6th CSO Amneville

7th AS Etaples

8th Fontenay Foot Vendee 

Women's tournament

1st Grand Est

2nd Occitanie

3rd Mediterranee

4th Hauts-de-France

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Division A - Group 1
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Germany GER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ukraine UKR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy ITA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijan AZE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Division B - Group 1
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Romania ROM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuania LTU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England ENG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands NED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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