Havana Shots Aargau win Swiss Beach Soccer Cup!

GC Zurich claimed the women’s competition while an international friendly also took place in Basel

In a very different year for beach soccer in Switzerland, one of the country’s classic beach soccer clubs, Havana Shots Aargau, shone brightest to claim the Cup on Sunday.

The organizers of the Swiss Beach Soccer Cup packed all the more entertainment into last weekend’s final event. Four games were played from Friday to Sunday in the stadium in Basel, which was built especially for the occasion.

It all started with a much anticipated friendly between the French national beach soccer team and their Swiss hosts on Friday evening. In front of a corona-restricted, half-full stadium, as well as many spectators at home in front of the livestream, the Swiss clearly dominated and won the game 9-3.

On Saturday afternoon the attention turned to the Swiss Cup. The Grasshopper Club Zurich women clinched victory over Rappiranhas from Rapperswil to lift the Cup, with a final score of 3-1. 

In the men’s game that followed, Havana Shots Aargau initially lead by 1-0 but BS Basel quickly turned the match around to make it 4-1 in the second period. But we all know the nature of beach soccer and the tables were turned again. 

Goalkeeper Capozzolo, as well as Woodtli, Hodel and Pichierri netted four goals (two of which came in the last two minutes of the game) to snatch victory from the Basel hosts. 

The Swiss Beach Soccer Cup final event was concluded as it began: with an international match between Switzerland and France. The result was tighter, but Schirinzi’s still came out on top.

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