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T... NEW STORIES European title with victory over Italy while Russia beat Hungary in the third-place play-off.

who have won this same competition on more occasions over the last two decades.

Around a month later, the world champions hosted the Mundialito in Cascais, which, for the first time, included a women’s event featuring Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Greece.

Ultimately, the men from South America showed their quality to win a thrilling finale 6-4 on Carcavelos Beach as the always-impressive Mundialito delivered once again. The same weekend saw another first for the beach soccer calendar as Hungary won the Talent Beach Soccer Tournament in Siofok - the first under-21 event to feature in the sport’s schedule.

Spain were crowned winners after beating Switzerland 2-1 in the final, played in front of thousands of beach soccer fans, while hosts and World Champions Portugal and Tetracampeões Brazil dominated the men’s event - both recording big wins against USA and China to set up a much-anticipated final between the competition’s traditional powerhouses, actually, the two teams

In between Belgrade and Cascais, the first two stages of the Euro Beach Soccer League took place in Moscow and Sanxenxo respectively. The opening leg in the Russian capital saw the hosts gain early momentum by topping Division A, Group One, while

Stadium view at Playa de Silgar, Sanxenxo (ESP)

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