World beach games qualifier salvador press conference
World Beach Games - Qualifier El Salvador 2019
03 Aug 2019

"This is the first chapter of many more to come"

The World Beach Games - Qualifier El Salvador was kicked off today with the official press conference


The President of INDES (Instituto Nacional de los Deportes de El Salvador), Yamil Bukele, Morena Valdez, Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, Guillermo Hasbun, CIFCO President, Josep Ponset, BSWW Director of Competitions, Juan Pablo Herrera, FESFUT (El Salvador FA) Vicepresident and the National coaches of the Men's and Women's Salvadoran National Teams, Rudis Gallo and Elías Ramírez, sat the opening press conference for this coming World Beach Games - Qualifier El Salvador, held this morning at the CIFCO arena, home to the competition. 

During the press conference it was made clear that this is the beginning of a new era for beach soccer in El Salvador. "We strongly believe in the power of this sport, in this one coming is only the first chapter of many more to come", as Yamil Bukele, President of the INDES, explained. 

"This event also means the first ever appearance of our Women's National Team, something very relevant to us, because we firmly believe in promoting and empowering women's sports in our country. This is the way to go", he added.

In turn, Morena Valdez, Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, highlighted the important opportunity this event offers to show El Salvador to the world. "Sports, and such a big event like this, give the country a great chance to send a message to the world, and we are willing to make the most of it".  

In the sportive field, Rudis Gallo explained the high expectations the team have ahead this competition. "We have been training a lot, the team is well prepared, and we want to play our role as one of the main favourites. Our only idea is to secure a ticket to the World Beach Games".

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February 12, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 3 2 0 1 13 11 2 6
Russia   lokomotiv moscow LOK 3 2 0 1 25 15 10 6
Levante1 LUD 3 1 0 2 19 16 3 3
2019 alanya belediyespor ABS 3 1 0 2 15 30 -15 3
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 2 1 0 17 7 10 8
Sporting clube braga SCB 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
Flamengo FLA 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 3 0 0 3 8 21 -13 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 4 - 8 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Play-off for 5th Place
Levante1 LUD 7 - 2 GCZ Grasshopper club zurich
Flamengo FLA 6 - 5 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Levante1 LUD 5 - 4 FLA Flamengo
Semi-finals
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 7 SCB Sporting clube braga
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 - 1 LOK Russia   lokomotiv moscow
Play-off for 3rd place
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 6 LOK Russia   lokomotiv moscow
Final
Sporting clube braga SCB 8 - 3 SPK Spartak logo copia web
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