The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 proved a highly entertaining tournament for those that took in the action earlier this month. The competition was the latest chapter in the growing development and interest of beach soccer.
Among the notable landmarks reached at Bahamas 2017 were the tournament debuts of Ecuador and Panama, Paraguay and Senegal reaching the quarter-finals, Iran setting new heights for Asian teams in the competition with a third-place finish, and Tahiti reaching a second consecutive final.
The performance of these nations is a positive result of the development efforts that have been made to improve the game in those countries and around the world. From coaching courses to the supply of equipment and pitches, beach soccer has a bright future in its growth and interest worldwide.