The competition will take place between 25 and 28 October in NEOM
NEOM will once again be the stage of one of the most exciting beach soccer competitions of the season: the NEOM Beach Soccer Cup. Between the 25th and 28th of October, the best beach soccer action will unfold in the sands of Saudi Arabia, as part of the NEOM Beach Games.
Like last year, this edition of the NEOM Beach Soccer Cup will include both a men’s a women’s tournament.
In the women’s competition, four teams will compete against each other over three matchdays to define who are the two countries that will play for the gold medal in the final, while in the men’s tournament, eight sides will be divided into two groups of four teams each, with the leader of each group earning a place in the final, and the two second-placed teams playing for the bronze medal.
With the official draw taking place on Thursday 14 September at 12.00 (UTC+2), the list of participating teams will be announced soon.
Joan Cuscó, President of Beach Soccer Worldwide, stated: “NEOM is a place of excellency, which is precisely what we can expect from another edition of the NEOM Beach Soccer Cup, a competition that is already regarded as one of the highlights of the beach soccer calendar. Last year the event was an absolute success, and we are sure this year will be even more memorable.”
NEOM, the sustainable regional development taking shape in northwest Saudi Arabia, announced the return of the NEOM Beach Games that will welcome world class sports events with international athletes from around the world. The series of leading global sports events will launch on October 21 and feature five dynamic sports: Super League Triathlon NEOM, NEOM Beach Soccer Cup, NEOM FIBA 3×3 Challenger 2023, NEOM Titan Desert Saudi Arabia, and NEOM IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) Masters.
Jan Paterson, Managing Director of Sport at NEOM, added: “We are excited once again to be hosting the NEOM Beach Games, and it is a privilege to work with national federations and international rights-holders as we aspire to be a natural home for global sports events. The inclusion of the International Federation of Sport Climbing in this year’s games is exciting, aligning with our goals to build a high-performance culture and inspire the next generations of athletes across the Kingdom.”
The Games will commence with the Grand Finale of short course Super League Triathlon NEOM on October 21, closely followed by a NEOM Beach Soccer Cup competition. Following that, will be a three-day international NEOM FIBA 3×3 Challenger basketball competition.
The renowned NEOM Titan Desert Saudi Arabia desert mountain bike race will return to the region for the second time on November 14, featuring 230 male and female riders for a four-stage event, covering 80-120 kilometers per stage. The Games will culminate with the introduction of an international sport climbing event, NEOM IFSC Masters, featuring world champions and Olympians from November 22-24.