The Official Draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017, which will be played in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, between 27 April and 7 May 2017, took place on Tuesday in Nassau.The draw revealed that hosts Bahamas will play Switzerland in their opening match of the competition on 27 April. Group A also includes Ecuador and Senegal.
Host-nation Bahamas Beach Soccer 2017 face an exciting opening day fixture against Angelo Schirinzi’s Swiss Beach Soccer! This will be a historic event as it is the first time a Caribbean nation host such international competition.
Known as one of the premier vacation spots in the world, The Bahamas is a beacon for many sports: basketball (the most popular sport in the country), cricket, American football, soccer, athletics (track & field), volleyball and water sports are pretty much anywhere. However, This will be the first time to host international soccer competition.
Soccer started to gain more popularity in the Caribbean where basketball & athletics come as first and second popular sports there. This might be due to the Caribbean athletes international success, where Frank Rutherford took the bronze in 1992 and brought home the country’s first ever Olympic medal. The world cup will take place in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas and home to Atlantis. The Bahamas, with its pristine coastline and stellar beaches, is a perfect destination for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.