Bolivia
Nickname(s)La Verde (The Green)[1]
Los Altiplanicos (The Highlanders)[1]
AssociationBolivian Football Federation (FBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachAntonio Gigliotti
FIFA codeBOL
BSWW ranking 46 Decrease (31 December 2020)[2]


First colours


Second colours
First international
 El Salvador 7–3 Bolivia 
(Huanchaco, Peru; 7 December 2014)
Biggest win
 Bolivia 6–3 Dominican Republic 
(Huanchaco, Peru; 12 December 2014)
 Bolivia 5–2 Uruguay 
(Santa Cruz de Asia, Peru; 4 March 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 11–3 Bolivia 
(Recife, Brazil; 3 February 2015)
 Brazil 9–1 Bolivia 
(Santos, Brazil; 13 December 2016)
 Uruguay 11–3 Bolivia 
(Lambaré, Paraguay; 7 February 2017)
World Cup
Appearances0
Best resultnone

The Bolivia national beach soccer team represents Bolivia in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the Federación Boliviana de Fútbol (Bolivian Football Federation), the governing body for football in Bolivia.

Bolivia first fielded a beach soccer team at the 2014 Bolivarian Beach Games in Huanchaco, Peru.[3] Subsequently, in 2015, La Verde became the final of the 10 members of CONMEBOL to start competing in the Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers, meaning all 10 were contesting the event together for the first time.[4] Since then, Bolivia have remained an active team, becoming regulars at the major CONMEBOL events of the World Cup qualifiers, Copa América and Liga Sudamericana, however have yet to achieve a podium finish.

Current squad

As of February 2017[5][6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Bolivia BOL Remberto Portales
2 FW Bolivia BOL Carlos Guardia
3 DF Bolivia BOL Marcelo Guzmán
4 DF Bolivia BOL Jorge Suárez
5 FW Bolivia BOL Oliver Algarañaz
6 MF Bolivia BOL Yhonny Morón
No. Pos. Nation Player
7 FW Bolivia BOL Pablo Zapata
8 FW Bolivia BOL Julio Zambrano
9 FW Bolivia BOL Iver Castedo
10 FW Bolivia BOL Pedro López
11 FW Bolivia BOL Berthy Alpire
12 GK Bolivia BOL Carlos Carreño

Coach: Antonio Gigliotti

Achievements

Competitive record

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Year Result Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD
1995 – 2013 Did not enter
2015 – 2017 Did not qualify
2019 Did not qualify
Total 0/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CONMEBOL qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Year Result Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD
Brazil 2005dagger Did not enter
Brazil 2006
Mexico 2007dagger
Argentina 2008
Uruguay 2009
Brazil 2011
Argentina 2013
Ecuador 2015 9th place of 10 5 1 0 0 4 15 21 –6
Paraguay 2017 10th place of 10 5 0 0 0 5 9 32 –23
Total 2/9 10 1 0 0 9 24 53 –29
dagger – Note: 2005 and 2007 were held in a joint championship with CONCACAF

Copa América de Beach Soccer

Year Result Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD
Brazil 2016 7th place of 10 5 2 0 0 3 18 27 –9
Peru 2018 6th place of 10 5 1 1 0 3 26 29 –3
Total 2/2 10 3 1 0 6 44 56 –12

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Famous Bolivian Footballers". Your Spanish Translation. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ "World Ranking". BSWW. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  3. ^ Bolivia integrated its beach soccer team, announced – CONMEBOL
  4. ^ Everything is planned for the South American Beach Soccer Championship – CONMEBOL
  5. ^ BSWW
  6. ^ "APF". Archived from the original on 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-18.