The Canarinhos beat Argentina in the final, while Colombia secured an historic first qualification for the World Cup.
Brazil emerged victorious in the Copa América Fútbol Playa 2023, after defeating Argentina 13-5 in the final held in Rosario. This marks the third time that Brazil has won the competition..
During the other matches of the day, Colombia defeated Paraguay in the third-place match, thereby securing a spot in the 2023 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Uruguay also defeated Chile, clinching fifth place.
Brazil dominated the final against the host country, Argentina, and showed their prowess from the outset, with a 5-0 lead in the first period. Ze Lucas, Edson Hulk, Filipe (who scored twice), and Jordan were the goal-scorers for Brazil in the first period.
Argentina managed to score one goal through Ponzetti in the second period, but Brazil quickly regained momentum, scoring another goal from Igor, which made the score 6-1.
The majority of the goals in the match were scored in the last period, with Brendo, Edson Hulk (who scored three times), Datinha (who scored twice), and Jordan each contributing to Brazil’s total of 13 goals. For Argentina, the goal-scorers were Pomar, Rivadeneira, Medero, and De Sosa.
In the third-place match, Colombia defeated Paraguay 7-5, securing their first-ever appearance in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Ossa, Cordoba, and Acosta each scored twice for Colombia, with Clavijo scoring one goal. For Paraguay, Martinez scored twice, while Cantero, Rolon, and Benitez each scored once.
Uruguay secured fifth place after a closely contested match against Chile, which they won 5-4. Di Bello, Laens (who scored twice), Cazet, and Quinta were the goal-scorers for Uruguay, while Tobar scored all four goals for Chile in an impressive individual performance.
The 2023 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil, Argentina and Colombia will be the teams representing South America in the tournament.
Brazil 13-5 Argentina
3rd place play-off
Paraguay 5-7 Colombia
5th place play-off
Uruguay 5-4 Chile