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Spain claims fourth Euro Beach Soccer Cup!

The 8-6 win for Spain began like you would expect, with more goals than you could follow, but what was surprising was that most of them came in one burst from Spain. The Spanish jumped to an early and huge lead at 6-1, but saw Switzerland change the tide and whittle away at their lead, only to recover and secure the win and Euro Beach Soccer Cup Baku 2014. Spain won all of their matches and showed why they are a great force to be reckoned with in beach soccer. The Swiss played nearly flawless, except for the few minutes that Spain shell shocked them with goals, and finished the weekend in 2nd place. It was the third time that Switzerland has finished runner-up to Spain in the EBSC. Both of these teams will be participating in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 European Qualifiers - Jesolo, in Italy beginning the first week of September. The first ever European Olympic Games will be played in 2015 in Baku, and these two teams will both be competing there as well.
Russia`s 7-4 victory was an exemplary display of the depth that is Russian beach soccer. The Russians brought a new look team, but with very good beach soccer they managed to finish in 3rd place. Russia started slowly but found their rhythm late in the second period to take control of the match. Russia was the defending Euro Beach Soccer Cup champions, but a loss on Saturday to Spain meant they would not be retaining the title. Greece played some of the most tenacious beach soccer of the weekend as they did escape with a 4th place finish, in part because of their overtime win over the hosts, Azerbaijan