Beach soccer game to be added in 31st SEA Games

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Debut of Beach Soccer game will be seen in the upcoming South East Asian Games in Viet Nam. Photo: AFF

The beach soccer game will be seen for the very first time in the upcoming 2021 South East Asian (SEA) Games in Viet Nam, according to an official statement with the ASEAN Football Federation.
The SEA Games 2021 will be held next year depending on the COVID-19 condition and detail fixture for the beach soccer game will be released later, according to the officials.
“The game will be even more exciting with the inclusion of both futsal and beach soccer alongside Football for the biennial multi-sports championship next year beach soccer will only be making their debut at the SEA Games in 2021,” said an official from AFF.
The 2021 Southeast Asian Games is scheduled to take place in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 21 November to 2 December 2021 and will feature 40 sports, including the debut beach soccer game. This is the second time Viet Nam will hold the SEA Games since 2003.
Beach soccer, also known as beach football or sand football, is a kind of game played on a beach or a smooth ground filled with a large amount of sand.
Each beach soccer team consist of five players, including the goalkeeper. A game lasts thirty-six minutes, and it has split up into three twelve-minute periods.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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