Beach soccer

Beach soccer, also known as beach football, sand football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand.[2]

Beach soccer
International match
Highest governing bodyFIFA
NicknamesBeach football, beach footie, beasal, futebol de areia, futebol de praia
First played1992 at Will Rogers Beach, Los Angeles, United States[1]
Characteristics
ContactYes
Team members5 at a time
TypeTeam sport, ball sport
EquipmentFootball
Presence
OlympicNo

Whilst football has been played informally on beaches, the introduction of beach soccer was an attempt to codify rules for the game. This was done in 1992 by the founders of Beach Soccer Worldwide, a company set up to develop the sport and responsible for the majority of its tournaments.[3]


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