2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Live, Start time, team, schedule, How to Watch

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2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

The 2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off on February 15 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, promising a month of action-packed, high-flying goals and electrifying competition. So, grab your sunglasses, power up, and dive into what you need to know to catch all the live action!

Brazil and Portugal have been drawn together in Group D at the 2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Argentina, IR Iran, Spain, and Tahiti will form a highly competitive Group B.

Hosts UAE debutants Egypt, Italy, and the USA will compete in Group A. The other top seed, Colombia, has been pooled in Group C with Belarus, Japan, and Senegal.

Of all the matches, Portugal, the 2015 and 2019 winners, will lock horns against five-time champions Brazil with a mouth-watering prospect. Mexico and Oman will try to make a big push and sneak into the knockout stages.

2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Live & Start time

2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup February 15, 2024 – Sunday, February 25, 2024, hits Dubai at Frist match Start 6:30 AM ET/ 5:30 PM.

2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Locations

The 2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Frist Match takes place on February 15, 2024 at the Dubai Design District Stadium.

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FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Team & Group

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Schedule

Thursday, February 15

United States 1-3 Italy

United Arab Emirates 2-1 Egypt

Tahiti 4-3 Argentina

Spain vs Iran

Friday, February 16

Colombia vs Japan

Senegal vs Belarus

Portugal vs Mexico

Brazil vs Oman

Saturday, February 17

Italy vs Egypt

United Arab Emirates vs United States

Spain vs Tahiti

Argentina vs Iran

Sunday, February 18

Japan vs Belarus

Senegal vs Colombia

Mexico vs Oman

Brazil vs Portugal

Monday, February 19

Argentina vs Spain

Iran vs Tahiti

Egypt vs United States

Italy vs United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, February 20

Belarus vs Colombia

Japan vs Senegal

Oman vs Portugal

Mexico vs Brazil

Thursday, February 22

Quarter-finals

Saturday, February 24

Semi-finals

Sunday, February 25

Third place match

Final

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: History

The first Beach Soccer World Championship was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1995 and was organized by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). Back then, 8 teams competed, laying the groundwork for the international growth of the sport. Over the next decade, the tournament flourished, showcasing iconic players such as Madger and Junior Negao.

Recognizing the potential of the sport, FIFA partnered with BSWW in 2005, officially launching the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. France again pulled off a surprise win over Portugal in the inaugural edition in Rio, marking a shift in dominance from traditional powerhouses like Brazil.

Since then, the tournament has explored different horizons, from Marseille’s beaches to Tahiti’s sands. The format has evolved, with 16 teams competing every two years since 2009. While Brazil boasts an impressive 14 titles, other nations such as Portugal, Russia, and France have tasted victory, making the competition unpredictable and exciting.

More than just a trophy:

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is more than just a championship; It is a cultural phenomenon. It brings together players from around the world, celebrating the athleticism, sportiness, and unique appeal of beach soccer. From acrobatic saves to powerful volleys, it’s a visual spectacle that captivates audiences worldwide.

FAQs

Which country will the FIFA World Cup be held in 2024?

There is yet to be a FIFA World Cup scheduled for 2024. The next FIFA World Cup will be held in 2026 and hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

However, a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is happening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from February 15th to 25th, 2024.

Is there a World Cup every year?

  • FIFA World Cup (Soccer): Happens every four years.
  • Cricket World Cup: Happens every four years.
  • Rugby World Cup: Happens every four years.
  • Beach Soccer World Cup: Happens every two years.

When and where is the 2024 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place?

The tournament is from February 15th to February 25th, 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Who are the defending champions?

While Russia won the previous edition in 2021, they are currently banned from competition due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

How many teams are participating?

Sixteen teams are competing in the tournament, divided into four groups.

Where can I watch the matches?

Check your local broadcasters or streaming services for coverage. The official FIFA website also offers highlights and live scores.

Are there any special events or activities alongside the competition?

Dubai hosts a Beach Soccer Festival with various activities, exhibitions, and entertainment options throughout the tournament.

What are the COVID-19 protocols in place?

Check the official FIFA website and local regulations for the latest information on any COVID-19 protocols in place for the tournament and spectators.

Can I still buy tickets to the matches?

Yes, tickets are still available through the official FIFA website and authorized vendors.

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