The competition will take place between 25 and 27 May in Jeddah
The General secretary of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Ibrahim Alkassim, has officialy confirmed the Saudi Arabian’s rights of hosting the Asian Qualifier for the ANOC Beach Soccer World Games.
Alkassim expressed his satisfaction: “beach soccer in the Kingdom has witnessed a recent development as part of the Saudi Federation’s efforts to raise the level of the game, thus enhancing the national team’s capabilities to compete regionally and in Asia.”
The kingdom has in recent years hosted major continental and international sporting events, and will host the FIFA Club World Cup in December of this year.
The tournament will decide which two national teams will join hosts Indonesia as Asian representatives in the ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023 that will be played between 6 and 12 August.
The competition will be played in a knockout format.
Joan Cuscó, President of Beach Soccer Worldwide, stated: “We are delighted to have this event in Saudi Arabia, a country that has been placing an enthusiastic bet on beach soccer. This tournament is another clear sign of the growth of beach soccr in the Asian continent.”
Iran, Japan and the United Arab Emirates represented Asia in the ANOC World Beach Games Doha 2019, with the Iranians claiming the bronze medal, while the Japanese fell only after extra time to silver-medallists Russia in their decisive group stage match.