Costa Rica to host 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer finals ahead of Russian World Cup

February 26  – Costa Rica will host the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship. May 17-23, in Alajuela. The tournament will be part of the federation’s 100 year anniversary celebrations.

Acting as a World Cup Qualifying competition, the top two teams will qualify for the Russian finals to be played in August.
“This year is the Costa Rican Football Federation’s 100 year anniversary and we offer them our sincere congratulations on reaching such a hugely important milestone. We know they will do a fantastic job hosting the Concacaf Beach Soccer competition this year in what is sure to be a celebration of football,” said Concacaf General Secretary, Philippe Moggio.

There have been eight editions of the Concacaf Beach Soccer championships and current reigning champions Mexico have won four of them. In 2015 they beat Costa Rica in the final.

The 2021 championship will feature 12 Concacaf Member Associations – Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and USA – who be open in three groups of four teams.

The first and second place finishers in each group and the two best third-place finishers will advance to the knockout stage with the quarter final matches on May 21, followed by the semi-finals on May 22, and final on May 23.

All games will be played at the Complejo Deportivo FEDEFUTBOL Plycem, in Alajuela.

Concacaf Vice President and FEDEFUTBOL President, Rodolfo Villalobos. “It will be a pleasure to receive the participating teams in Costa Rica, a country of peace and solidarity, and at the same time, give our Beach Soccer Team the opportunity to play at home.”

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