African elite converge for beach showpiece

  • Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers get underway
  • CAF Cup of Nations awards two places at the global showpiece
  • Reigning champions Senegal are title favourites

The process of qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 begins on Saturday 8 December when the ninth edition of the CAF Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations gets underway.

Fact file

  • Host City: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Date: 8 -14 December
  • At stake: Two places at Paraguay 2019
  • Group A: Egypt, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar
  • Group B: Senegal, Nigeria, Libya, Tanzania
  • The top two teams in each group advance to the semi-finals. The champions and runners-up qualify for Paraguay 2019.

Three key questions

1: Was there a qualifying campaign

Yes. Ten nations took part, of which five teams earned spots at…

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