Portugal claim crown; Heimanu Taiarui of Tahiti wins adidas Golden Ball

Portugal claim crown; Heimanu Taiarui of Tahiti wins adidas Golden Ball

Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2015: Portugal has won their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, delighting the home crowd in Espinho with a 5-3 win over Tahiti.

It was a result that saw a golden generation of beach soccer players for the Seleção finally reaches the pinnacle of the game. The talismanic trio of Madjer, Belchior and Alan who featured in their last final back in 2005 – all got on the scoresheet in a historic victory.

The win ended Tahiti’s fairytale run, reaching their first final in just their third appearance at the tournament, and they were on the back foot from basically the first kick of the game. It couldn’t have been a better start for the hosts, with Madjer firing in straight from kick-off not for the first time this past ten days – to register the fastest goal of the tournament in just three seconds.

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 – Official FIFA Awards

adidas Golden Scorer Award

Award Player Team No Goals Assists Matches
Golden Scorer Pedro MORAN Paraguay 6 8 1 3
Silver Scorer MADJER Portugal 7 8 1 6
Bronze Scorer Noel OTT Switzerland 11 8 0 4

The Golden Scorer will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the final competition. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists (as determined by members of the FIFA Technical Study Group) will be decisive. If two or more players are still equal after taking into account the number of assists, the total number of matches played in the final competition will be taken into account, with the player playing fewer matches ranked first.

adidas Golden Ball Award

Award Player Team No Goals
Golden Ball TAIARUI Heimanu Tahiti 4 4
Silver Ball ALAN Portugal 6 5
Bronze Ball MADJER Portugal 7 8

The Golden Ball will be awarded to the best player in the final competition on the basis of a ranking compiled by the FIFA Technical Study Group. A Silver Ball and a Bronze Ball will be awarded to the second and third best players.

adidas Golden Glove Award

Award Player Team No
Golden Glove TOROHIA Jonathan Tahiti 1

The Golden Glove will be awarded to the best goalkeeper in the final competition on the basis of a ranking compiled by the FIFA Technical Study Group.

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

Award Team
FIFA Fair Play Brazil

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a fair play medal for each Delegation Member, a diploma and a voucher for USD 10,000 worth of beach soccer equipment (to be used for beach soccer development) will be presented to the team finishing first in the fair play contest. The applicable rules are in the fair play contest regulations. —- FIFA

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