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Beach soccer at the 2015 European Games

Beach soccer at the 2015 European Games
Tournament details
Host country Azerbaijan
Dates 24–28 June
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) Beach Arena, Baku
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 122 (7.63 per match)

The beach soccer tournament at the Baku 2015 European Games will be held from 24 to 28 June. One of the most popular variations of the beautiful game in the world, beach soccer is played on a sand pitch roughly a quarter of the size of a traditional football pitch and the goals are also larger. The end result is a fast-paced clash with the emphasis on attack which means a shot on goal every 30 seconds and an average of nine goals per game. Eight men’s teams, comprising 96 athletes, will compete over five days of competition.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men Russia Italy Portugal

Qualification

Azerbaijan is qualified as host country. The remaining seven teams have qualified through the 2014 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL). The top three teams from each group in the Superfinal will qualify. The top team from the Promotional Final, excluding the 12th team from Division A, will also qualify.[1]

Means of qualification Date of competition Venue Berths Qualified
Host country    1  Azerbaijan
2014 Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal 17 August 2014 Torredembarra 6  Russia
 Spain
 Portugal
  Switzerland
 Italy
 Ukraine
2014 Euro Beach Soccer League Promotional Final 17 August 2014 Torredembarra 1  Hungary
Total   8

Group round

Group A

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 0 17 13 +4 8 Advance to semifinals
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 17 14 +3 6
3  Ukraine 3 1 0 1 1 11 11 0 3 Advance to classification matches
4  Azerbaijan 3 0 0 0 3 9 16 −7 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 June 2015. Source: baku2015.com
24 June 2015
17:30
Portugal  6 – 5   Switzerland
Beach Arena, Baku
24 June 2015
20:30
Ukraine  3 – 1  Azerbaijan
Beach Arena, Baku

25 June 2015
17:30
Portugal  5 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine
Beach Arena, Baku
25 June 2015
20:30
Azerbaijan  4 – 7   Switzerland
Beach Arena, Baku

26 June 2015
17:30
Switzerland   5 – 4  Ukraine
Beach Arena, Baku
26 June 2015
20:30
Azerbaijan  4 – 6  Portugal
Beach Arena, Baku

Group B

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 0 12 9 +3 6 Advance to semifinals
2  Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 12 +2 6
3  Spain 3 1 1 0 1 9 8 +1 4 Advance to classification matches
4  Hungary 3 0 0 0 3 9 15 −6 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 June 2015. Source: baku2015.com
24 June 2015
16:00
Spain  1 – 1 (3 – 1 pen.)  Italy
Beach Arena, Baku
24 June 2015
19:00
Hungary  3 – 5  Russia
Beach Arena, Baku

25 June 2015
16:00
Spain  5 – 2  Hungary
Beach Arena, Baku
25 June 2015
19:00
Russia  4 – 6  Italy
Beach Arena, Baku

26 June 2015
16:00
Italy  5 – 4  Hungary
Beach Arena, Baku
26 June 2015
19:00
Russia  5 – 3  Spain
Beach Arena, Baku

Classification matches

Bracket

5th place playoff 5th place match
27 June
  Ukraine  4  
  Hungary  2  
 
28 June
      Ukraine  3
    Spain  6
7th place match
27 June 28 June
  Spain  3   Hungary  3
  Azerbaijan  1     Azerbaijan  2

Playoff matches

27 June 2015
16:00
Ukraine  4 – 2  Hungary
Beach Arena, Baku

27 June 2015
17:30
Spain  3 – 1  Azerbaijan
Beach Arena, Baku

7th place match

28 June 2015
14:30
Hungary  3 – 2  Azerbaijan
Beach Arena, Baku

5th place match

28 June 2015
16:00
Ukraine  3 – 6  Spain
Beach Arena, Baku

Knockout round

Bracket

Semifinals Gold medal match
27 June
  Italy  7  
   Switzerland  4  
 
28 June
      Italy  2
    Russia  3
Bronze medal match
27 June 28 June
  Portugal  1    Switzerland  5
  Russia  2     Portugal  6

Semifinals

27 June 2015
19:00
Italy  7 – 4   Switzerland
Beach Arena, Baku

27 June 2015
20:30
Portugal  1 – 2  Russia
Beach Arena, Baku

Bronze medal match

28 June 2015
14:30
Switzerland   5 – 6  Portugal
Beach Arena, Baku

Gold medal match

28 June 2015
16:00
Italy  2 – 3  Russia
Beach Arena, Baku

References

  1. ^ Qualification summary
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