|Highest governing body||FIFA|
|Nicknames||Beach football, beach footie, beasal, futebol de areia, futebol de praia|
|First played||1992 at Will Rogers Beach, Los Angeles, United States|
|Team members||5 at a time|
|Type||Team sport, ball sport|
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.