Concacaf has announced that Costa Rica will host the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship. The qualifying competition for the Beach Soccer World Cup will take place May 17-23, 2021, in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
“This year is the centenary of the Costa Rican Football Federation and we offer our most sincere congratulations for reaching such an important milestone. We know that they will do a fantastic job hosting this year’s Concacaf Beach Soccer competition in what is sure to be an extraordinary celebration of football, ”said Concacaf Secretary General Philippe Moggio.
“In the Costa Rican Football Federation we feel very happy and grateful to Concacaf for the trust they have placed in our country, granting us the organization of the 2021 Beach Soccer Championship in the region,” said the Vice President of Concacaf and President of FEDEFUTBOL, Rodolfo Villalobos. “It will be a pleasure to receive the participating teams in Costa Rica, a country of peace and solidarity, and at the same time, give our beach soccer team the opportunity to play at home,” added Villalobos.
The tournament will be played in its entirety at the FEDEFUTBOL Plycem Sports Complex, in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
The twelve Concacaf Member Associations that will participate are (in alphabetical order): Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, United States, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Turks and Caicos Islands, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.
For the group stage, the 12 Member Associations will be divided into three groups of four teams each. At the end of the group stage (17-19 May), the first and second places in each group, and the two best third places will advance to the knockout phase.
The knockout phase will begin with the quarterfinals on May 21, followed by the semi-finals on May 22. In addition to advancing to the final of the continental competition, the winners of the semi-finals will earn a spot in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021.
The final is scheduled for May 23.