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El Salvador
Nickname(s)La Selecta, La Playera, Los Pescadores, Los Guerreros, Los Cangrejitos
AssociationFederación Salvadoreña de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America). (UNCAF Central America)
Head coachRudis González Gallo[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Most capsAgustín "El Tin" Ruiz[7]
Top scorerFrank Velásquez
Home stadiumEstadio de Fútbol Playa (Costa del Sol)
FIFA codeSLV
BSWW ranking 20 Steady (31 December 2020)[8]


First colours


Second colours
First international
 El Salvador 5–9  United States[when?]
Biggest win
 El Salvador 17–2  Belgium (Costa del Sol, El Salvador; 28 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 El Salvador 2–11  Portugal (Ravenna, Italy; 1 September 2011)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 2008)
Best resultFourth place (2011)
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances9 (first in 2008)
Best resultChampions (2009, 2021)

The El Salvador national beach soccer team represents El Salvador in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the FESFUT, the governing body for football in El Salvador.

Compared to their national association football team counterparts, they are considerable force in the sport both continently and internationally.

History

The team's first qualification attempt for the Beach Soccer World Cup came in 2007, when they joined Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. They failed to win a game and ultimately finished last.[9]

In April 2008, the team again participated in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. Although they lost their opening game 4–2 to Mexico, they went on to defeat raining CONCACAF and CONMEBOL champions, the United States (5–6) and Costa Rica (3–4), to finish second in the group; this allowed them to qualify for, along with Mexico, the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup which was held in France. Adding to the group's achievements, two of its players also picked up individual awards, with Luis Rodas being named Goalkeeper of the Tournament, and José Ruiz winning the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals (six in total).[10]

In June 2009, the team took part at the 2009 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. The team reached the final after defeating the United States in the semi-final round. They faced Costa Rica in the final who had defeated reigning champions Mexico in the other semi-final match. El Salvador, contesting their second final, defeated Costa Rica 6–3. Individual awards were given to José Portillo, who was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament, and José Ruiz, who won the Golden Boot a second time, shooting eight goals out of four matches.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2021

20 August 2021 (2021-08-20) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group C Belarus  5–5 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 El Salvador Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena, Moscow
16:30
  • Piatrouski 19'
  • Hapon 24', 32'
  • Ryabko 30', 37'
Report
Attendance: 962
Referee: Suhaimi Mat Hassan (Malaysia)
Penalties
  • Bokach soccer ball with check mark
  • Novikau soccer ball with check mark
  • Chaikouski soccer ball with check mark
  • Ryabko soccer ball with check mark
  • Drozd soccer ball with check mark
22 August 2021 (2021-08-22) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group C Brazil  4–2  El Salvador Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena, Moscow
19:00
Report
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Sofien Benchabane (France)
24 August 2021 (2021-08-24) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group C El Salvador  7–8  Switzerland Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena, Moscow
16:30
  • Velásquez 4', 13', 21'
  • Robles 15', 25'
  • Perdomo 16' (pen.)
  • Batres 20'
Report
  • Looser 4'
  • Stankovic 10', 32', 34', 36'
  • Ruettimann 12'
  • Borer 13'
  • Tchatat 31'
Attendance: 1,049
Referee: Gustavo Domínguez (Paraguay)

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

Managerial history

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Players

Current squad

The following players and staff members were called up for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[11]

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 El Salvador SLV Erick Najera
2 DF El Salvador SLV Oscar Cruz
3 DF El Salvador SLV Heber Ramos
4 DF El Salvador SLV Melvin Gonzalez
5 FW El Salvador SLV Exxon Perdomo
6 FW El Salvador SLV Jason Urbina
7 MF El Salvador SLV Elmer Robles
No. Pos. Nation Player
8 MF El Salvador SLV Darwin Ramirez
9 FW El Salvador SLV Ruben Batres
10 FW El Salvador SLV Andres Osorio
11 FW El Salvador SLV Frank Velásquez
12 GK El Salvador SLV Jose Portillo
13 FW El Salvador SLV Melvin Segovia
14 GK El Salvador SLV Jose Yanes
Head coach: Rudis Mauricio Gonzalez
Assistant coach: Elias Alexander Ramirez
Goalkeeping coach: Jose Alberto Lovato

Competitive record

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification (CONCACAF) record[a]
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Brazil 2005 Did not qualify Did not enter
Brazil 2006
Brazil 2007 Group stage 7th 3 0 0 3 12 19 –7
France 2008 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 6 18 −12 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 12 12 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 11 21 −10 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 20 16 +4
Italy 2011 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 21 32 −11 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 2 1 25 22 +3
French Polynesia 2013 Quarterfinals 6th 4 2 0 2 14 13 +1 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 27 26 +1
Portugal 2015 Did not qualify Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 43 10 +33
The Bahamas 2017 Third place 3rd 6 4 1 1 35 12 +23
Paraguay 2019 Third place 3rd 6 5 0 1 42 16 +26
Russia 2021 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 14 17 –3 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 50 12 +38
Total 0 titles 5/11 19 4 1 14 66 101 –35 2 titles 9/11 44 29 4 11 266 145 +121
  1. ^ In 2005 and 2007 merged qualification tournament with CONMEBOL

References

  1. ^ "El Gráfico".
  2. ^ "Todo listo para conocer al campeón de la liga nacional de fútbol playa".
  3. ^ "La Pirraya recibe atención mundial por título de liga nacional de fútbol playa".
  4. ^ "Selección playera inició entrenos de cara a la UNCAF 2018".
  5. ^ "Rudis Gallo: "Las puertas están abiertas para Frank Velásquez"". 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Rudis Gallo apostará al cambio generacional en azul playera".
  7. ^ "Agustín Ruiz no jugará la Copa UNCAF de fútbol playa por falta de apoyo económico".
  8. ^ "World Ranking". BSWW. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  9. ^ 2007 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Final Standings Archived 6 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 20 April 2008.
  10. ^ Golden Boot & Goalkeeper Awards Announced[permanent dead link] Accessed 20 April 2008.
  11. ^ FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ – Squad List