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Beach Soccer World Cup 1995

 

Beach Soccer World Cup 1995

1995 Beach Soccer World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates January 1995
Teams(from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  England
Fourth place  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 149 (9.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)

Brazil Zico (12 goals)

Italy Altobelli (12 goals)
Best player

Brazil Zico

Brazil Júnior
Brazil Rio 1996

The 1995 Beach Soccer World Cup was the first edition of the Beach Soccer World Championships, later renamed FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The tournament took place in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Organisation

8 teams were spit into two groups of 4 teams with 2 teams progressing from each group to the semi-finals.

Teams

From the 8 teams, 4 teams came from Europe, 3 teams came from South America including the hosts Brazil and 1 team from North America.

European Zone:

South American Zone:

North American Zone:

Hosts:

Group stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Brazil 9 3 3 0 0 31 8 23
 Italy 6 3 2 0 1 15 15 0
 Uruguay 3 3 1 0 2 18 18 0
 Netherlands 0 3 0 0 3 7 30 -23


January, 1995
 Italy 7–6  Uruguay
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 16–2  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Italy 6–1  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 7–4  Uruguay
   

January, 1995
 Uruguay 8–4  Netherlands
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 8–2  Italy
   

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 11 4 7
 England 3 3 1 0 2 11 12 -1
 Argentina 3 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
 Germany 3 3 1 0 2 8 12 -4


January, 1995
 United States 5–1  Germany
   

January, 1995
 Argentina 3–2  England
   

January, 1995
 England 7–6  Germany
   

January, 1995
 United States 3–1  Argentina
   

January, 1995
 Germany 1–0  Argentina
   

January, 1995
 United States 3–2  England
   

Knockout stage

Semi-Finals

January, 1995
 United States 4–3  Italy
   

January, 1995
 Brazil 13–2  England
   

Third Place Play-off

January, 1995
 England 7–6  Italy
   

Final

January, 1995
 Brazil 8–1  United States
   

1995 Beach Soccer World Cup Winners
Brazil
Brazil
First Title

Final team standings

Position Team
1 Brazil Brazil
2 United States United States
3 England England
4 Italy Italy
5 Germany Germany
6 Uruguay Uruguay
7 Argentina Argentina
8 Netherlands Netherlands

Awards

Scoring Awards

Position Scorer Goals
1= Brazil Zico (Brazil) 12
1= Italy Altobelli (Italy) 12

Best Player/s Award

Players
Brazil Zico (Brazil)
Brazil Júnior (Brazil)

Best Goalkeeper Award

Player
Brazil Paulo Sérgio (Brazil)

Sources

  • http://www.rsssf.com/tablesb/beachwk95.html
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