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Football, sun, beach – what more could you ask for? – Right! There are some interesting information about kicking in the sand that you should know.

Beach Soccer – the facts:

Beach Soccer is a different kind of football game and has its own rules. There’s even a professional league of its own and it’s where famous footballers have ended their careers. Eric Cantona (former national player of France), Romario, Junior and Zico (all former national players of Brazil), Julio Salinas (former national player of Spain), Alessandro Altobelli (former national player of Italy) played in the Beach Soccer national teams.

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How could it be otherwise? Beach soccer was born in Brazil. It’s great to play on the country’s beautiful beaches. In Brazil there are many enthusiastic kickers who use every free space for a game.

The first official tournament took place in Brazil in 1957. Since 2005 there has even been an official FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Brazil has won 4 FIFA World Cups, one in France (2005) and one in Russia (2011) at the 6 FIFA World Cups played so far. In 2013 another FIFA World Cup will take place, this time in Tahiti from 8 to 28 September.

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By the way, Germany has never qualified for the World Cup. In 2013, the following national beach soccer teams from EUROPA will be taking part: Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Ukraine.

In Germany Beach Soccer is not as popular as in other countries, but there is also a league. You won’t find well-known club teams in this league, where the teams are not FC Bayern Munich or Hamburger Sport Verein, but for example: Lords of the Ball, Beach Boys Kassel, Die wilden Jungs, Die Tigerenten or Los Diablos de la Playa (which means “The devils from the beach” – if they know “Die Teufelskicker”?).

The rules:

Of course you play on sand and barefoot. The playing field is 35-37 meters long and 26-28 meters wide. The goals are 5.50 meters wide and 2.20 meters high, which is about the same as the goals you know from youth soccer of the G to D youth.

It is played with 5 players each (4 field players, 1 goalkeeper). Plus 5 substitutes, who can be substituted at any time. One game lasts 36 minutes. These 36 minutes are not divided into two halves as usual, but into three thirds. Thus 3 x 12 minutes are played.

Time play is by the way very difficult with Beach Soccer, since there is a special 5 second rule for back passes, throw-ins, free kicks etc..

Challenges:

Have you ever played football on the beach? If so, then you have surely noticed how exhausting a game is in the sand. No wonder, after all, the sand is deep and your feet sink into the ground every time you kick. So you need a lot more muscle power to move quickly.

Another problem is the uneven surface, not comparable to a lawn or even artificial turf. The ball control is extremely difficult and you need a good technique to play the ball correctly.

Flat passes are hard to calculate and if you don’t have a good feel for the ball, you will have problems with beach soccer. But if you kick more often on the beach, for example on holiday, then your feeling for the ball will be trained and you will also get better on the normal playing field. Just try it out at the next opportunity.