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2015 Euro Beach Soccer League



The 2015 Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) is an annual European competition in beach soccer. The competitions allows national teams to compete in beach soccer in a league format over the summer months. Each season ends with a Superfinal, deciding the competition winner.

This season, there were twelve teams each participating in two divisions in each stage that faced each other in a round-robin system. Division A consisted of 11 teams from last season's Division A, plus Hungary who were promoted. Division B consisted of 8 of the lower ranked teams and new entries to the competition. Each division has its own regulations and competition format.

Due to the beach soccer event at the 2015 European Games (24–28 June) and the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (9–19 July) scheduled to take place right in the middle of the typical EBSL season of June to August, BSWW were forced to organise a shorter season than usual, featuring an abnormally low amount of regular season stages of fixtures (two, rather than the customary three or four). Consequently, whereas each Division A nation would usually take part in two stages, this season they only took part in one.

Calendar

All times are CEST (UTC+02:00).

Teams







Stage 1 (Moscow, 12–14 June)

Division A

Group 1

Group 2

Schedule & Results

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Stage 2 (Siófok, 7–9 August)

Division A

Schedule & Results

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Division B

Group 1

Group 2

Schedule & Results

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Cumulative standings

The eight best placed teams in Division A qualified for the Superfinal. The qualifiers for the Promotion Final were the eight best placed teams in Division B and the last placed team in Division A.Ranking & tie-breaking criteria: 1. Points earned 2. Highest stage placement 3. Goal difference 4. Goals scored.

Division A

Division B

Since Division A teams only participated in one stage this season, tie-breaking criteria was different than usual for the top tier. Instead of teams tied on points then ranked on goal difference, teams tied were then ranked based on who placed the highest in the group of the stage they played in (as is usual in Division B). If the two teams both finished in the same position in their respective groups, only then was goal difference used.

Hence, of the five teams on three points, France finished highest having finished 2nd in stage one, Poland last having finished 4th in stage one. Meanwhile the other three all finished in 3rd place in their respective stage groups so were then ranked by goal difference.

Finals (Pärnu, 20–23 August)

Promotional Final (Division B)

Teams

  • (automatic qualification as hosts)

  • (worst-ranked team in Division A)
  • Group 1 Standings



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    Group 2 Standings



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    Schedule & Results

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    Play-off results

    Seventh-place Match
    Fifth-place Match


    Third-place Match
    Promotion Final

    Final Division B Standing

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    Superfinal (Division A)

    Teams



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    Group 2 Standings



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    Schedule & Results

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    Play-off results

    Seventh-place Match
    Fifth-place Match


    Third-place Match
    Championship Final Match

    Individual Awards

  • MVP: Igor Borsuk (Ukraine)
  • Top Scorer: Dejan Stankovic (Switzerland)
  • Best Goalkeeper: Elinton Sanchotene Andrade (Portugal)

    Final Division A Standing

    Sources



  • [http://www.beachsoccer.com/news/euro-beach-soccer-league-2015-season-revealed Group distribution for EBSL 2015 announced. Beach Soccer Worldwide.]