Supriya Ghosh

2013 Euro Winners Cup

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Host country  Italy
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Top scorer  Dejan Stankovic
Best player  Egor Shaykov
Goals scored  389
Dates  15 – 19 May 2013
Runners-up  Griffin Kyiv
Champion  FC Lokomotiv Moscow
Teams  20
Matches played  42
2013 Euro Winners Cup
Champions  Lokomotiv Moscow (1st title)
Fourth place  Grasshopper Club Zurich
Third place  Beşiktaş J.K. Football Team

The inaugural 2013 Euro Winners Cup was a beach soccer tournament that took place on two pitches at the UMPI Smart Beach Arena stadium, located at the Riviera delle Palme resort in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, from 15 – 19 May 2013. The tournament brought together club champions of many domestic beach soccer leagues across Europe, almost in the same vein as the UEFA Champions League.

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Participating teams

Twenty teams confirmed their participation in the inaugural tournament:

Format and draw

The first Beach Soccer Winner Cup was held in the sands of San Benedetto del Tronto, Rive delle Palme which located in Ascoli, Italy from 15–19 May 2013. This Cup is involving all the champions in the different official National Leagues all across the Old Continent, 18 different countries will be represented in this tournament.

In the first stage, the eighteen champions of the officially sanctioned Beach Soccer National Championships, plus the host and the Italian runner-up got distributed into five groups, yet offering interesting battles with powerful teams having to compete for the head of the group.

Only the sides topping the group will be granted a ticket to the quarterfinals stage, accompanied by the three best second-ranked teams.

Stadium

The stadium that was used is called the UMPI Smart Beach Arena. The new state-of-the-art facility is intended to maximize the technology and the environmental consciousness directives to create a stadium that offers 360-degree amusement possibilities both for citizens and tourists.

Online

Due to the facility not having satellite capabilities, the tournament was not streamed online by BSWW.

Rosters

The complete rosters for all participating teams can be found on the BSWW web site.

Group Stage

The draw to divide the teams into five groups of four was conducted on 19 April 2013.

All kickoff times are of local time in San Benedetto del Tronto, (UTC+1).

Knockout stage

A draw will be held after the group stage matches were completed to determine the quarterfinal pairings.

References

2013 Euro Winners Cup Wikipedia


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