Watch the exclusive video-interview with some members of the Milano Beach Soccer team: Fabio Panizza (coach), Luca Cataldo (defender) and Ahmed Abd El Hafez (forward).
Find out for yourself that this type of football ain’t a game for sissies.
We thought we had seen it all, or those whom we were meant to see. With all the media coverage on everything, somehow it’s almost impossible to miss the happening. Beach Soccer is “happening”, about to explode and ready to rule the world. Meet the players of this amazing internationally built team getting dressed, or undressed while doing a photo shoot for Dolce&Gabbana, showing us kick ass moves on the field and educating us on the rules game. We have to say we were impressed, but you have to find out for yourself: these gladiator type sportsmen do have something else. For a start: they play to have fun. During the entire day we followed them around, they never stopped playing or dropped the ball. This is the spirit!
Few pointers about Beach Soccer:
It started in Brazil and it’s played on sand - Each team consists of five players, including the goalkeeper and an unlimited amount of substitutions - A game lasts thirty-six minutes, and is split up into three twelve-minute periods.
Text by Acelya Yonac