BSWW Miami Cup
28 Apr 2011
BSWW Miami Cup 2011 ready to go!
After the training sessions, the competing teams will dive into this exciting first international Beach Soccer event in Florida
Let the party begin! Everything is ready in Miami Beach for the upcoming Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011 to get started, and stage the most spectacular version of the ‘Beautiful Game’ in one of the coolest beaches in the world. Hot on the heels of the AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, South Florida will experience the magic of beach soccer for the first time at a temporary stadium arena built behind The Setai hotel to get every single spark of the sport’s magic by the pristine sands of Miami Beach.
After the training sessions today at the playing venue, the teams will dive into the competition in this thrilling Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011. These four of the world’s leading national squads will offer a perfect blend of European and Pan-American beach soccer, competing at the highest level. Hosts USA will be joined by the undeniable kings of the sport and World Champions, Brazil, as well as the current CONCACAF Champions, Mexico, alongside European leaders, Spain.
The world’s top beach soccer players will also jump onto the sand at the inaugural Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup, including Brazilians Buru, Benjamin and Andre, Spaniards, Amarelle and Javier Torres, Mexican Ricardo Villalobos, Morgan Plata, together with USA home stars such as Oscar Gil and Zak Ibsen, among many others that will battle for the Cup. In addition to the sport’s rising stars, some of today’s best-known soccer icons are expected to make an appearance, along with a host of international celebrities from the world of entertainment to take part in the celebrity game scheduled for Sunday May 1st, at 2:30pm.
“We are pleased to introduce the first ever Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup 2011 to the sands of South Beach,” says Joan Cusco, president of FIFA Beach Soccer. “South Florida serves as the gateway to the Americas and Miami Beach is therefore the perfect venue to host our first Official Beach Soccer tournament. We have some of the world’s leading players participating in the best teams from Latin America and Europe. Due to the eclectic mix of nationalities from all over the world who reside and visit Miami Beach this time of year, the Beach Soccer Worldwide Miami Cup will appeal to everyone and prove entertaining for soccer fans and casual spectators alike. We plan on making the competition an annual fixture on the sporting calendar.”
The environmental conscience, a key feature
Before the tournament begins and as part of a community awareness drive between The Beach Soccer Foundation and Miami-Dade County, the “Clean The Beach” initiative invites the local community to join members from the Foundation and players from the four participating teams, the cheerleaders, coaches, referees and anyone who wants to get onboard, to take part in this valuable initiative. The “Clean the Beach 2011” program aims to take care of the surroundings of the Stadium facilities and raise environmental awareness among the local citizens and help everybody understand how important it is to protect our sands.
“Clean The Beach 2011” will take place at Stadium’s Main entrance (between 20th and 22nd streets) on South Beach, starting at 5:45 pm on this Thursday, April 28th.