Beach Soccer World Cup

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is an international tournament for beach soccer.

A world cup in beach soccer was first held in 1995. From 1995 until 2004 it was called the Beach Soccer World Championships. After FIFA took over the sport, the annual international tournament for beach soccer became the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

At the first event in 1995 there were 8 teams participating. since 2006, the number of teams participating has been set at 16. The event was held annually until 2009, then every two years.



South American teams have been the most successful. Brazil has won the event 14 times, out of the 21 events so far.

Just like the FIFA World Cup, there are similar awards, the Golden Ball, Golden Shoe, Golden Glove and FIFA Fair Play Award.

List of Winners

Event Year Location Winner Score Runner-Up
12 2023 TBA
11 2021 Luzhniki Complex, Moscow, Russia RFU 5–2 Japan
10 2019 Olympic Park, Luque, Paraguay Portugal 6–4 Italy
9 2017 Malcolm Park, Nassau, The Bahamas Brazil 6–0 Tahiti
8 2015 Praia da Baía, Espinho, Portugal Portugal 5–3 Tahiti
7 2013 Place To'atā, Papeete, Tahiti Russia 5–1 Spain
6 2011 Marina di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy Russia 12–8 Brazil
5 2009 Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Brazil 10–5 Switzerland
4 2008 Plages du Prado, Marseille, France Brazil 5–3 Italy
3 2007 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 8–2 Mexico
2 2006 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 4–1 Uruguay
1 2005 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil France 3–3 (a.e.t.) Portugal
10 2004 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 6–4 Spain
9 2003 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 8–2 Spain
8 2002 Vitória, Espírito Santo, & Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil; Brazil 6–5 Portugal
7 2001 Costa do Sauípe, Mata de São João, Brazil Portugal 9–3 France
6 2000 Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 6–2 Peru
5 1999 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 5–2 Portugal
4 1998 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 9–2 France
3 1997 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 5–2 Uruguay
2 1996 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 3–0 Uruguay
1 1995 Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil 8–1 United States
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