Hosts Lokomotiv were drawn alongside previous winners Vasco da Gama
The eight teams competing in the 2021 Mundialito de Clubes Moscow were drawn into two groups on Monday 11 October.
Beach Soccer Worldwide officials oversaw the draw on Monday morning in Barcelona, where the hosting Moscow sides, Lokomotiv and Spartak, were place as first seedings in Groups A and B.
The rest of the clubs were drawn as follows:
BSC Lokomotiv (RUS)
CR Vasco da Gama (BRA)
Levante UD (ESP)
Club Nacional (PAR)
BSC Spartak (RUS)
SC Braga (POR)
FK Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Tokyo Verdy (JPN)
The draw means that two previous winners of the competition, Lokomotiv and
Vasco da Gama, will face off in Group A, while the defending champions SC Braga will take on local club Spartak Moscow.
Returning for consecutive editions, Levante and Tokyo Verdy will be striving to make it out of the group stages in the 2021 event, while newcomers Club Nacional from Paraguay and Dinamo Minsk from Belarus will be keen to make a good first impression on their Mundialito debuts.
Edition number eight of the Mundialito de Clubes will return between 27 and 30 October 2021.
It will be the third time the Mundialito de Clubes has been held in Moscow, a city which has proved countless times that it is the ideal place to stage an international beach soccer event of the highest calibre, including the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup less than two months ago.
A new venue, the CSKA Arena, will provide the ideal stage for a thrilling indoor spectacle to entertain crowds of fans, adhering of course to the restrictions and advice of the government and local health authorities.
Portuguese giants SC Braga are the current champions after winning the 2019 and 2020 editions, but the previous winners include local club Lokomotiv Moscow (2 titles), Barcelona (ESP), Corinthians (BRA) and Vasco da Gama (BRA).
For more details on the 2021 Mundialito de Clubes Moscow, stay tuned to the Beach Soccer Worldwide channels.