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FIFA and Paraguay release the emblem of the 2019 Beach World Cup

27 de Julio de 2019 a las 07:10

Photo courtesy of FIFA
By Eduardo Harari
TORONTO. – In a lavish event in the Conmebol Convention Centre in Asunción, Paraguay, FIFA, Conmebol, the Paraguayan Olympic Committee and the Paraguayan Government unveiled the emblem of the upcoming Beach Soccer World Cup.
The emblem displays the inspiration of the famous traditional embroidery lace of Paraguay called Ñanduti which translated from Guarani means “Spider Web”.
Ñandutí designs are reflected in the pattern of the ball. The sun that crowns the trophy is reimagined as a flower in another nod to Ñandutí patterns and a reflection of Paraguay’s rich vegetation. The red figure highlights the spectacular football moves that are characteristic of Beach Soccer, while the blue and yellow of the stem are inspired by Guaraní decorative motifs. The Beach Soccer player rests on a sweep of sand.
The hosts have made a significant investment in the building of a new, bespoke Beach Soccer stadium. The almost 3,000-seat stadium is located at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, where Asuncion meets Luque.
The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 will take place from November 21 until December 1 of this year. This is the tenth edition of the tournament, which first took place in 2005 in Rio de Janeiro. 16 countries will be represented at this year’s event.