Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal & Promotion Final Pärnu 2015
12 Aug 2015
Superfinal and Promotion Final officially set
Division A’s best teams and Division B’s best teams are heading to Pärnu, Estonia from the 20th-23rd of August for the European finale
16 of the most talented teams from Division A and B in Europe have battled through two group stages to reach the concluding event of the Euro Beach Soccer League 2015 season. The Superfinal and Promotion Final will be held in Pärnu, Estonia from the August 20th-23rd. Eight teams from Division A qualified for the Superfinal but they are split into two groups and they will battle until a European champion is crowned. The Promotion Final, which will determine whether the last placed team in Division A over the course of the year is relegated and a Division B team rises to the top-flight division, or if the Division A team will be able to conquer the seven Division B teams to remain in Division A.
The top division teams are: Italy, Ukraine, Belarus and Spain, all in Group 1 and in Group 2: Switzerland, Portugal, Russia, and France. Division B has eight more exciting teams split into two groups. Group 1 has Hungary, Norway, England, and Estonia. Group 2 includes Turkey, Azerbaijan, Romania, and the Czech Republic. All sixteen teams will have four games to prove their worth and show the world their high level of beach soccer. There will be three days of Group play and then a Championship Sunday where every place from 8th to 1st in Division B and Division A will be determined.
Europe has been a hot-bed for beach soccer for many years and that has bred a number of healthy and fun rivalries on the Old Continent. From the Euro Beach Soccer and its inception in 1998 to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups that have taken place on European on soil, there have been many chances for teams to play, fight, win, lose, avenge, and repeat, over the years. Most recently Spain and Russia have had battles, but the advantage has been going to the Russian as of late, while Spain has also developed a strong bond with Ukraine after the two teams played in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 – European Qualifier Jesolo in 2014 in a match that determined who went to the World Cup and who did not. Spain won that match on penalties, but in the final EBSL Group Stage in Siófok this year, Ukraine got revenge in a big way, defeating Spain 9-4. Estonia will their work cut out for them as well as they will be pitted against three familiar foes, and one who they knew as a fellow Division B team in 2014 before earning a spot in Division A, Hungary. With www.beachsoccer.com you can get all the latest scores, updates, and news, beginning next week.