MADRID STAR BALE HINTS AT BEACH FOOTBALL CAREER

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale may have just given a hint that he could be set to remain in football but another entirely different form. The Wales international winger has not been the luckiest of players at club level in recent years and there are reports that he is set to quit playing club football to focus on playing for the Wales national team alone. Under former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, Bale became an outcast and was no longer used for games under the Frenchman. His career started declining as a result until English Premier League side Tottenham decided to take him on loan for the previous season.

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Bale joined Tottenham and spent the whole of last season at the club where he was able to rediscover his form. However, not even his upturn in fortunes could convince former manager José Mourinho that he deserved to play a lot of games. He was also spending a lot of time on the bench under Mourinho and it’s something he did not find very pleasing. The Portuguese manager rarely used Bale in Premier League matches and instead preferred to utilize the forward in the Europa League.
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U. S MEN’S NATIONAL BEACH TEAM CLAIM VICTORY OVER PANAMA

The United States Men’s National Beach team did well enough to defeat their Panamanian rivals in their Beach Soccer fixture recently. The thrilling tie was one that saw both sides score a total number of 7 goals in what was an interesting fixture in the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship quarterfinals. The USA team were able to come out on top after defeating their rivals 4-3 in the encounter that saw them go through to the semifinals where they will now face Mexico, the same side they came up against back in 2019 of the same tournament.

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Whichever team comes out on top between Mexico and the United States will secure a direct ticket and passage to the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup which will hold in Russia in August later this year. Nicolas Perea, Chris Albiston, and Gabriel Silveira were among the goals as they helped the US see off Panama to secure their semifinal spot in the tournament.
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CALENDAR FOR 2021 BEACH SOCCER RELEASED

The official calendar that will be used to conduct the 2021 Beach Soccer Season has been released to the general public, it has been confirmed. The release of the calendar was done in an official press conference where mouth-watering and interesting new competitions were announced as well. The conference was held on Tuesday, the 13th of April 2021, and the broadcast was done on the official Facebook page of Beach Soccer Worldwide.

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At the conference, the launch and announcement of the new official calendar were handled by Iñaki Uribarri, the Director of Communications of the Beach Soccer Worldwide. He was a part of a panel that was also graced by the presence of Joan Cusco and Gavin Renales, both the President and Vice-President of Beach Soccer Worldwide.
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Women’s Beach Soccer League Completes First Matchday

The Women’s Beach Soccer League concluded an exciting first matchday of the season which was packed with lots of great moments as the teams involved created an atmosphere of football that would be surely remembered by the fans who came to watch the game.


The first matchday took place in Huntington Beach, in California. While both teams shared the points, BSLA are the ones who comfortably advanced to the top of the table on goal difference. They however remain on the same points as their rivals Beach Soccer LA and SoCal Beaches as the second matchday approaches thick and fast. In the next month, to be precise. Continue reading “Women’s Beach Soccer League Completes First Matchday”

HISTORY OF BEACH FOOTBALL

 

The history of football could be traced as far back as the Stone Age when people kicked things like a bone, a stone or something similar. The first major upgrade to the things being kicked was made by the Chinese some 3,000 years ago when they filled animal skins with feather or hair to use as a ball. The origin of beach football is however nearer than the time football started.


The origin of beach football has been traced to the 19th century. It was revealed that European sailors played football on the sand when they got to the shores of the coastal areas of the South American nation Brazil. It’s not surprising that the same area played host to the maiden edition of the beach football tournament in 1957.
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GERMANY FAILED TO KILL OFF SPAIN

 

Germany would be disappointed with the 1-1 draw against Spain in the UEFA Nations League clash on Thursday. While Spain wereslightly tipped to win the game, Germany were the more threatening side. After losing several chances, Chelsea player Timo Werner scored a brilliant effort but the team could not consolidate, allowing Spain to draw level in the final moments in injury time.


While Spain were superior in the middle, their defence struggled to hold off Werner and former Manchester City star Leroy Sane. The German machines created 11 chances with seven clear attempts at goal. Sane could have scored but he seemed match rusty, with skipper Sergio Ramos and Bayern star Thiago Alacantara saving the La Roja a few times.
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KEFOCA Conducts Coaching Clinics for Beach Football

The formation of the rival outfit has been dismissed by the Football Coaches Association of Kenya, in short KEFOCA, terming it an ineffective and unsuccessful mission. Bob Oyugi is the Secretary-General at KEFOCA. He said that the association has been continuously conducting coaching clinics in all the 47 counties but at a slow pace because it will require a lot of support from the Football Federation of Kenya. According to the words of Bob Oyugi, they are having a rough time since 2016 as they have to continue with the coaching clinics without the help of the Kenya Football Association.

He added that they have been conducting active coaching clinics all over the country with highly qualified instructors. They are also conducting coaching clinics for beach football along with other kinds. The team of instructors includes Rajab Babu, the coach for the National Beach Football team, Muhiddin, Evans Nasisi, Mohammed Kheri, among others. Oyugi also said that they have already gone to the extent of building a football coaching center at the St. Anthony School located in the Rift Valley.
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BAYERN BACK AWAY FROM TIMO WERNER

Despite Bayern Munich having a squad capable of beating any opponent as if it was beach football, the Bavarians have increasingly sought ways to fortify the strength of their team by usually poaching the most valuable player belonging to their rivals.


Borussia Dortmund fans shed tears when Robert Lewandowski left them for the Allianz Arena and years later, with the emergence of RB Leipzig, the old club has been constantly linked with their top striker Timo Werner.
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RASHFORD NOT SATISFIED WITH UNITED’S FORM

On Wednesday, Marcus Rashford scored a free kick from 35 yards out as if it some beach football to win the EFL Cup tie with Chelsea and send United into the quarter finals.

The 22-year-old however admits that all is still not well with the club who has Ole at the wheels.


Other than football tabloids who wants to grab reader’s attention at all cost by cashing in on the temporary enthusiasm of a city that just won a tie in a cup not even kindergarten kids rate as anything more than a rubber trophy, it is refreshing to see someone on the inside come out and sound that people should not get carried away so much that they forget that they have an actual problem at the club that is yet to be solved.
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Beach Football Tournament: Saudi Arab’s Key Attraction

Neom, which is known to be the megacity of Saudi Arabia, hosted an international soccer tournament. The tournament commenced on July 17 and ended on the 29th of the same month. It was arranged on the lush famous white beaches that are there by the coasts of the Red Sea. A Wakeboard World Cup, tennis, and rugby were also arranged alongside the football tournament in the region of Gayal within Neom. The football tournament got approved by FIFA. The tournament saw some of the best international teams who struggled to win at the beach football or soccer cup of Neom.

Some of the countries including England and China competed against teams from the UAE, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in a venue that had been made purposely for the tournament. This was the second time that this kind of sports event had been held.
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