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FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA) is a European beach soccer tournament to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. It was introduced by FIFA in the 2008 world cup. Before 2008, the top five teams from the Euro Beach Soccer League qualified for the world cup but the new format gives more countries an opportunity to qualify. They are similar to the beach soccer championships in other confederations. Times when only four teams qualify is when the host nation of the world cup has been European that year.[1]
Now that the world cup takes place every two years, so will the qualifiers, starting with the qualifiers for the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Tournaments

Year Location Final Third place match Fifth place
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2005 France, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine selected to represent UEFA, no qualifiers held
2006 France, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain qualified through the 2006 Euro Beach Soccer League
2007 France, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Spain qualified through the 2007 Euro Beach Soccer League
2008 Benidorm, Spain 30x27px
Spain
4 – 3 30x27px
Portugal
30x27px
Russia
4 – 2 30x27px
Italy
N/A
2009 Castellón, Spain 30x27px
Spain
4 – 4 (a.e.t.)

(13 – 12 p.)

30x27px
Russia
23x16px
Switzerland
8 – 6 30x27px
Portugal
30x27px
Italy
2011 Bibione, Italy 30x27px
Ukraine
4 – 2 30x27px
Portugal
30x27px
Russia
5 – 2 23x16px
Switzerland
N/A
2013 Moscow, Russia 30x27px
Spain
5 – 3 30x27px
Russia
30x27px
Ukraine
3 – 0 30x27px
Netherlands
N/A
2015 Jesolo, Italy 30x27px
Russia
6 – 5 23x16px
Switzerland
30x27px
Italy
5 – 4 30x27px
Spain
N/A

Successful nations

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Fifth place
23x15px Spain 3 (2008, 2009, 2013) 1 (2015)
23x15px Russia 1 (2015) 2 (2009, 2013) 2 (2008, 2011)
23x15px Ukraine 1 (2011) 1 (2013)
23x15px Portugal 2 (2008, 2011) 1 (2009)
23x16px  Switzerland 1 (2015) 1 (2009) 1 (2011)
23x15px Italy 1 (2015) 1 (2008) 1 (2009)
23x15px Netherlands 1 (2013)

Nations who have qualified for the World Cup

These are the nations who have qualified to appear in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup since 2005, to represent Europe.

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R1 – Round 1 (group stage)
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    – Hosts
Team 23x15px
2005
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2006
23x15px
2007
23x15px
2008
23x15px
2009
23x15px
2011
23x15px
2013
23x15px
2015
Total
23x15px France 1st 3rd 4th QF 4
23x15px Italy R1 R1 2nd QF QF q 6
23x15px Netherlands R1 1
23x15px Poland R1 1
23x15px Portugal 2nd 4th QF 3rd 3rd 3rd q 7
23x15px Russia R1 QF QF 1st 1st q 6
23x15px Spain QF R1 QF 4th QF 2nd q 7
23x16px  Switzerland 2nd R1 q 3
23x15px Ukraine QF R1 R1 3

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