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Magic in the sand

Our team went to try beach soccer.

After Brazil, Portugal is one of the countries in the world where more people practice this new FiFA family member. In May 2005, the first-ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was staged on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. To everyone’s surprise, France defeated Portugal in the final.

Estoril Praia has an official beach soccer team.

The History of Beach Soccer

The Brazilian people’s passion for football games has moved beyond the football pitch and onto the beach. Traditional moves were adapted to the sand, an environment where skill, improvisation, excellent physical conditioning and the swing and natural ability that Brazilians are known for in football, have all overflowed. The sun, the sea and the sand of the Copacabana beach have made up the scenery for the creation of the Beach Soccer, a sport full of plasticity, aerial plays, spectacular dribbles and goals…lots of goals.

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