The U.S. Seaside Soccer Males’s Nationwide Staff is about to seem in its sixth FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup from August 19-29 in Moscow, Russia. Listed below are 5 issues to know in regards to the match:
HOST, FAMILIAR FOES AWAIT IN GROUP A
The USA is making its sixth look on the Seaside Soccer World Cup and has certified for back-to-back tournaments for the primary time because the 2006 and 2007 competitions. The U.S. was drawn into Group A together with host Soccer Union of Russia, Japan and Paraguay.
Thursday, Aug. 19: USA v Soccer Union of Russia (1:30 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Aug. 21: USA v Japan (11:30 a.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 23: USA v Paraguay (12:00 p.m. ET)
All video games will probably be performed in Moscow on the Luzhniki Seaside Soccer Stadium on the banks of the Moskva River and simply outdoors the Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup Last.
It’s the second-straight Seaside Soccer World Cup that the USA will face the match host after taking part in Paraguay in its closing match of the 2019 competitors. The USA additionally confronted Japan within the group stage two years in the past.
Host Soccer Union of Russia has a powerful latest historical past on the Seaside Soccer World Cup. Russia completed third on the 2019 match and received back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2013. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and a Dec. 2020 choice by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport, the Soccer Union of Russia will take part as impartial athletes of its nationwide sports activities federation.
Japan was chosen to take part by the Asian Soccer Confederation after the unique qualifying match was canceled and is one among two groups to take part in each World Cup. This yr will mark their fourth assembly on the match.
Paraguay has reached the final 5 World Cups, successful the third-place match on the 2021 CONMEBOL qualifiers to clinch the final berth from South America for this yr’s competitors.
Matches will air stay on Universo and the Telemundo Deportes App. FS1 will air the opening match on tape delay at 7 p.m. ET, the second match stay on FS1 and the third on FS2.
REPRESENTING THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Head coach Francis Farberoff selected a 14-player roster that features seven gamers with earlier World Cup expertise, highlighted by goalkeeper Chris Toth and forwards Alessandro Canale and Nick Perera, who will probably be showing of their third FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cups (2013 and 2019). David Mondragon, Jason Santos, Gabe Silveira and Lucas Roque additionally return from the 2019 World Cup crew.
The roster consists of 11 of the 12 gamers who helped the U.S. qualify for the World Cup by ending second at Might’s Concacaf Seaside Soccer Championship in Costa Rica.
U.S. BEACH SOCCER MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Esteban Sapetnitzky (Miami, Fla.), 11-Xavier Snaer-Williams (Oceanside, Calif.), 1-Chris Toth (Fallbrook, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (4): 2-Chris Albiston (Virgina Seaside, Va.), 3-David Mondragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 5-Nicolas Perea (Hallandale Seaside, Fla.), 6-Jason Santos (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): 4-Tanner Akol (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 9-Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.), 13-Fredo Dilbert (Miami, Fla.), 7-Nick Perera (Carlsbad, Calif.), 14-Conner Rezende (Davie, Fla.), 8-Lucas Roque (Sao Paolo, Brazil), 10-Gabriel Silveira (San Francisco, Calif.)
Head Coach: Francis Farberoff
Assistant Coaches: Ben Astorga and Morgan Church
Efficiency Coach: Daniel Wartner
U.S. AGAINST THE WORLD
Sixteen groups make up the sector for the 2021 Seaside Soccer World Cup, divided into 4 teams of 4. The highest two groups from every group after round-robin play will advance to the quarterfinals.
Portugal enters the match atop the Beach Soccer Worldwide Rankings, adopted by Brazil. All three of the USA’s opponents are within the prime 10.
Group A: USA (sixteenth), Japan (sixth), Paraguay (ninth), Russia Soccer Union (4th)
Group B: Spain (fifth), Tahiti (thirteenth), Mozambique, United Arab Emerites (14th)
Group C: Brazil (2nd), Switzerland (eighth), El Salvador (twentieth), Belarus (fifteenth)
Group D: Portugal (1st), Uruguay (eleventh), Senegal, (tenth) Oman (21st)
BEACH MNT HISTORY
The USA clinched a berth on the 2021 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup by advancing to the 2021 Concacaf Seaside Soccer Championship Last in Might with a 5-2 semifinal win over Mexico.
U.S. Seaside Soccer MNT – World Cup Outcomes (USA Aim Scorers)
2005 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Might 9: L 2-3 Japan (Pierre Cazassus, Eduardo Testa)
Might 10: L 3-9 Portugal (Christian Braga, Ben Astorga, Francis Farberoff)
2006 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nov. 3: L 4-8 Japan (Raphael Xexeo, Francis Farberoff, Yuri Morales, Anthony Chimienti)
Nov. 5: W 4-2 Poland (Chimienti (2), Brendon Taguinod, Astorga)
Nov. 7: L 6-10 Brazil (Xexeo (3), Astorga (2), Taguinod)
2007 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nov. 2: L 4-8 Spain (Xexeo, Zac Ibsen, Jevin Albuquerque, Chimienti)
Nov. 4: W 7-6 Iran (Josh Nolz (2), Chimienti (2), Morales, Astorga, Ibsen)
Nov. 6: L 5-6 Portugal (OT) (Astorga (2), Nolz, A. Chimienti, Albuquerque)
2013 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup – Tahiti, French Polynesia
Sept. 19: L 4-5 Spain (Ryan Futagaki, Nick Perera, A. Chimienti, Lewie Valentine)
Sept. 21: L 3-5 Tahiti (OT) (Personal Aim, A. Chimienti, Perera)
Sept. 23: W 6-4 United Arab Emirates (Perera (3), Alessandro Canale (2), Jason Leopoldo)
2019 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup – Asuncion, Paragua
Nov. 21: L 6-8 Switzerland (Leopoldo, Perera (2), Oscar Reyes (2), Jason Santos)
Nov. 23: L 3-4 Japan (Canale (2), Toth)
Nov. 25: L 1-5 Paraguay (Leopoldo)
BEACH SOCCER CRASH COURSE
The sport is performed on a sand “pitch” measuring roughly 30×40 yards and objectives round 18×7 ft, with 4 area gamers and a goalkeeper, who can– and sometimes does– rating.
There are three 12-minute intervals (3 minute breaks in between) and no ties. If tied after 36 minutes, a three-minute additional time interval will probably be performed. If nonetheless tied, it’s better of three penalties, adopted by sudden demise. Factors are as follows:
3 factors for regulation win
2 factors for additional time win
1 level for penalty kick win
Groups can gown 12 gamers and make substitutions on the fly from the designated space.
Goalkeepers can solely use their arms as soon as per possession, which is why a goalkeeper snug along with his ft could be advantageous.
There are yellow and purple playing cards. If a participant is proven purple, his crew will play a person down for 2 minutes (or till the opponent scores if inside two minutes). Afterwards, the crew could re-insert one other participant to return to stage.