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About the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
About the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is tournament that determines the Confederation’s champion and its qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Including the inaugural edition in 2006, it has been contested on five occasions.  Mexico and the United States have each lifted the trophy twice, while El Salvador has captured one title.

CONCACAF’s participation in FIFA-related Beach Soccer events, though, started in 2005 with a World Cup Qualifying competition in conjunction with South America’s CONMEBOL from which the third-place United States progressed to the inaugural Beach Soccer World Cup.

In 2006, the first CONCACAF-only qualifier was held in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, with the United States emerging as champion.

A year later, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL combined for the last time in a qualifying competition as the Americans once again captured the crown.

From 2008-2011, three straight CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships were held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Then, in 2013, the Bahamas hosted the competition, marking the first time it was conducted in the Caribbean.In 2015, the tournament was organized in El Salvador.

Hosts, Champions & Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers

2006 (for 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Costa Rica
Champion: United States
World Cup Qualifiers: Canada, United States 

2008 (for 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Mexico
Champion: Mexico
World Cup Qualifiers: El Salvador, Mexico 

2009 (for 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Mexico
Champion: El Salvador
World Cup Qualifiers: Costa Rica, El Salvador

2010 (for 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Mexico
Champion: Mexico
World Cup Qualifiers: El Salvador, Mexico

2013 (for 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Bahamas
Champion: United States
World Cup Qualifiers: El Salvador, United States

2015 (for 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)

Host: El Salvador
Champion: Mexico
World Cup Qualifiers: Costa Rica, Mexico

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CONCACAF/CONMEBOL BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

2005 (for 2005 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)

Host: Brazil
Champion: Brazil
World Cup Qualifier from CONCACAF: United States 

2007 (for 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup)
Host: Mexico
Champion: United States
World Cup Qualifiers from CONCACAF: Mexico, United States