Beach Soccer in the Riviera Maya

Beach soccer

Do you like soccer or even beach soccer? Are you a die hard fan? Would you do anything to watch a game? Yeah, me neither, I am Canadian.

When does hockey start again??  🙂

 

BSWW Riviera Maya Cup 2013

Well fortunately for us non-soccer fans and soccer fans, the Riviera Maya in Playa Del Carmen in conjunction with Mamitas beach club, put on a great show for the whole family. The round robin consisted of Mexico, Germany, USA and Brazil. There was music, dancing, TV celebrities, great food and on a world class beach to top it off

Beach soccer“This BSWW Riviera Maya Cup 2013 finds a strategic place in the season calendar, too. Just days before the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 – CONCACAF Qualifier Bahamas, it gives both the Mexico and Bahamas National sides the chance to put themselves to a demanding test, facing huge sides such as Brazil and Spain before fighting their chances to go to Papeete in Nassa”

Cited from http://www.beachsoccer.com/

  • Note Brazil of course won with Germany in 2nd, USA in 3rd and Mexico in 4th

The Azteca sand and crystal clear blue water of the Caribbean, Coronas and fans from around the world, kept this an exciting an event that has garnered worldwide recognition. You may have missed it this year, but for people visiting here, there is always something to do… and if you enjoy beach soccer…

 

Soccer in Playa del Carmen

We also have a public stadium here in the Riviera Maya..

Estadio Mario Villanueva

10th Avenue between Calle 30 & 34
Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen sports center and stadium. Interplaya, Playa del Carmen’s second division soccer team, plays here. When games are not being played, the soccer field and running track is open to the public. A basketball court, tennis courts and squash courts are also available.

 

FIFA World Cup

For The hard core fans we have FIFA World Cup in 2014 hosted in Brazil.

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the senior men’s national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA.

The competition has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.

 

Tournament format

FIFA World Cup BrazilThe current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of one month – this phase is often called the Final Competition. A qualification phase, the Preliminary Competition which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

The preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ sees a total of 204 entries across six continents competing for 31 available spots.

 

FIFA Facts

The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries on 245 different channels. Inside the stadiums, a total of 3,170,856 spectators attended the 64 matches an average of 49,670 per match and the third highest aggregate attendance behind USA 1994 and Germany 2006

Cited from: http://www.fifa.com/

**Bueno Suerte and see you around town – perhaps Fuzion my fave drinking spot – 6th St and the beach

Theo Griscti – guest blog

Theo Griscti