FIFA Beach Soccer referee Jude Amin Utulu has been appointed to officiate at the final leg of the 21st edition of the the Euro Beach Soccer League (EBSL) to be held in Sardinia, Italy, between the 6th and 9th September.
This follows the EBSL calendar held this summer at the following venues:
Stage One: Baku, Azerbaijan (22nd – 24th June)
Stage Two: Nazaré, Portugal (6th – 8th July)
Stage Three: Moscow, Russia (20th – 22nd July)
Stage Four: Minsk, Belarus (3rd – 5th August)
Stage Five: Warnemünde, Germany (24th – 26th August)
The teams taking part in Sardinia are:
Superfinal Group 1: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Azerbaijan
Group 2: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Italy
Promotion Final Group 1: Germany, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Moldova
Group 2: England, Bulgaria, Romania, Norway
The final configuration of the Euro Beach Soccer League 2018 will grant the seven tickets to the European Olympic Games to be held in Minsk in June 2019 – six tickets will go to the six best-ranked teams in the Superfinal, and another one will be granted to the best ranked Division B team in the Promotion Final. Belarus, as hosts of the Games, have their spot already secured.
The Superfinal will crown the overall EBSL 2018 champions; while the winner of the second-tier final will secure promotion to Division A.