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Beach Soccer World Cup 1998

1998 Beach Soccer World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates January 17 – January 25
Teams 10 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (4th title)
Runners-up France
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 219 (9.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Júnior (14 goals)
Best player Júnior

The 1998 Beach Soccer World Cup was the fourth edition of the Beach Soccer World Championships. This year was the first time that 10 teams would compete for the cup. The tournament continued to take place in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Organisation

This year the organisation had to be changed due to 10 teams taking part in the tournament. The teams were split into 2 groups of 5 teams, with 2 teams progressing to the semi-finals.

Teams

From the 10 teams, 4 teams came from Europe, 5 teams came from South America including the hosts Brazil and 1 team from North America.

European Zone:

  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain (Newcomers)
  • Italy

South American Zone:

  • Uruguay
  • Peru (Newcomers)
  • Argentina
  • Chile (Newcomers)

North American Zone:

  • United States

Hosts:

  • Brazil (South America)

Group stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Brazil 12 4 4 0 0 38 6 32
Peru 9 4 3 0 1 21 23 -2
Spain 6 4 2 0 2 17 22 -5
Argentina 3 4 1 0 3 13 19 -6
Italy 0 4 0 0 4 12 31 -19


January 17, 1998
Brazil 14–1 Italy
   

January 17, 1998
Argentina 4–5 Peru
   

January 18, 1998
Spain 4–3 Italy
   

January 18, 1998
Brazil 9–2 Peru
   

January 19, 1998
Peru 7–4 Italy
   

January 19, 1998
Spain 5–2 Argentina
   

January 20, 1998
Peru 7–6 Spain
   

January 20, 1998
Brazil 5–1 Argentina
   

January 21, 1998
Argentina 6–4 Italy
   

January 21, 1998
Brazil 10–2 Spain
   

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
France 9 4 3 0 1 17 15 2
Uruguay 6 4 2 0 2 15 17 -2
Portugal 6 4 2 0 2 22 13 9
United States 6 4 2 0 2 13 14 -1
Chile 3 4 1 0 3 14 22 -8
January 17, 1998
Portugal 11–1 Chile
   

January 17, 1998
United States 4–2 Uruguay
   

January 18, 1998
Chile 5–1 Uruguay
   

January 18, 1998
France 4–3 United States
   

January 19, 1998
France 3–2 Portugal
   

January 19, 1998
United States 4–3 Chile
   

January 20, 1998
Uruguay 7–4 Portugal
   

January 20, 1998
France 6–5 Chile
   

January 22, 1998
Portugal 5–2 United States
   

January 22, 1998
Uruguay 5–4 France
   

Semi-finals

January 23, 1998
France 6–5 Peru
   

January 23, 1998
Brazil 5–1 Uruguay
   

Third Place Play-off

January 24, 1998
Uruguay 6–3 Peru
   

Final

January 25, 1998
Brazil 9–2 France
   
1998 Beach Soccer World Cup Winners
Brazil
Fourth Title

Final team standings

Position Team
1 Brazil
2 France
3 Uruguay
4 Peru
5 Portugal
6 Spain
7 United States
8 Argentina
9 Chile
10 Italy

Awards

Scoring Award

Position Scorer Goals
1 Júnior (Brazil) 14

Best Player Award

Player
Júnior (Brazil)

Best Goalkeeper Award

Player
Paulo Sergio (Brazil)

Sources

  • http://www.rsssf.com/tablesb/beachwk98.html
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