England national beach soccer team

The England national beach soccer team represents England in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by England Beach Soccer — independent of the governing body of football in England, The Football Association.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

England
Nickname(s)The Three Lions
AssociationEngland Beach Soccer
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
CaptainAaron Clarke
FIFA codeENG
BSWW ranking31


First colours


Second colours


Third colours
First international
 Argentina 3 – 2 England
(Rio, Brazil; 1995)
Biggest win
 Ireland 3 – 11 England
(Barcelona, Spain; 16 February 2002)
 England 8 – 0 Georgia
(Warnemünde, Germany; 25 August 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 17 – 4 England
(Porto, Portugal; 1 November 2009)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1995)
Best result3rd place, 1995
Euro Beach Soccer League
Appearances14 (first in 2001)
Best result6th place, Division A (2001, 2004)
Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best result5th place (2002, 2004)

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head Coach Mark Mitchell
Head of Delegation Dan Hulme
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach
Physiotherapist Abi Lunn

Source: [9]

Current squad

Caps and goals updated as of 9 August 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Taylor Humm (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 72 2 Gunners
2 2DF Jake Younie (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 24 16 Isle of Wight
3 2DF Priestley Farquharson (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 61 14 Gunners
4 3MF Tom O'Neill (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 52 12 Eastleigh Spitfires
6 2DF Scott Lawson (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 102 35 Corinthian Casuals
7 4FW Jaz Camara (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 25 7 Corinthian Casuals
8 4FW Cameron O'Rourke (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 51 32 Corinthian Casuals
9 4FW Joe Maxwell (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 36 14 Eastleigh Spitfires
10 4FW Aaron Clarke (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 119 124 Levante
11 3MF Jack Morris (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 48 8 Isle of Wight
12 2DF Ben Bowra (1987-01-03) 3 January 1987 2 0 Corinthian Casuals
13 1GK Dan Hulme (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 15 0 Corinthian Casuals
14 4FW Jack Love (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 11 4 Isle of Wight
15 1GK Steve Mowthorpe (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 2 0 Eastleigh Spitfires
16 3MF Mitchell Day (1982-08-18) 18 August 1982 126 103 Victoria
21 1GK Tommy Jackson (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 58 0 Isle of Wight

Recent results and upcoming fixtures

Matches played within the last 12 months, as well as upcoming fixtures, are displayed.

4 August 2018 FriendlyTahiti 8–2 EnglandBiel, Switzerland
14 August 2018 FriendlyPoland 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 EnglandKołobrzeg, Poland
15 August 2018 FriendlyPoland 4–3 EnglandKołobrzeg, Poland
27 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS ChampionshipEngland  AfghanistanBangkok, Thailand
28 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS ChampionshipThailand  EnglandBangkok, Thailand
29 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS ChampionshipEngland  MalaysiaBangkok, Thailand

Competition history

England participated in the first ever Beach Soccer World Cup in 1995, finishing third, but did not participate in any of the competitions between 1995 and 2001. In 2001 England began competing in the EBSL which doubled as a qualifying competition for the following year's World Cup until 2008 but England did not perform well enough during these years to qualify for the finals. In 2008, a separate qualifying competition was introduced, but England have still failed to progress to the World Cup finals.

Euro Beach Soccer League

Key:

Indicator Description
YesQualified to the Superfinal (see for more)
YesQualified to the Promotion Final (see for more)
YesDespite being a Division A team, they did not qualify for the Superfinal. Instead, by finishing in last place in the top tier, the team qualified for the Promotion Final to try to defend their place in Division A and prevent being relegated (2009 onwards)
1st placeIf the team was playing in the Superfinal, this indicates the team won the event and became league champions
If the team was playing in the Promotion Final, this indicates the team won the event and earned promotion.
2001–2008: Teams could qualify to the Superfinal from all divisions to contest the league title (A, B and C)
2009–present: Only teams from Division A can qualify to the Superfinal to contest the league title
2009–present: Only teams from Division B can qualify to the Promotion Final and contest promotion to Division A (and last place Division A)
A sole division comprising all teams of the EBSL existed in this year
The Superfinal was not established until 2001

Results:

Year Main season Superfinal / Promotion Final Match stats
Division № of
Teams
Result Qualified? № of
Teams
Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
1998 Did not enter
1999
2000
200186th placeNoN/A91173788−515
2002B65th placeNoN/A124084781−3412
2003A55th placeNoN/A1200124087−470
200466th placeNoN/A90092662−360
2005B86th placeNoN/A31111121−105
200697th placeNoN/A60241624−84
2007127th placeNoN/A210187+13
20081716th placeNoN/A3003613–70
2009B107th placeNoN/A21017703
2010116th placeNo166th place5104917–83
20111210th placeNoN/A2002512–70
2012129th placeNoN/A3102915–63
2013122nd placeYes88th place73042319+49
2014127th placeYes86th place72133332+18
201586th placeYes84th place72142425–18
2016144th placeYes83rd place63122011+911
2017152nd placeYes8
Totaln/a17/209520768321521−20074

1. England did not qualify during the regular season but did compete in the Promotion Final due to replacing the Czech Republic's as the next best team after the Czechs' withdrawal

Euro Beach Soccer Cup

Year Round Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
1998 Did not enter
1999
2001
2002Group StageFifth place /832011810+8
2003 Did not qualify
2004Group StageFifth place /83201811–3
2005 Did not qualify
2006
2007
2008Group StageSixth place /63003516–11
2009 Did not qualify/enter
2010
2012
2014
2016
Total3/1594053137−6

Best performances

References

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