Dubai was represented by Saeed Hareb, the general secretary of DSC, while Joan Cusco, the executive vice-president, BSWW
, represented the world body.
Earlier this season, Brazil had helped themselves to a record 13th crown while winning the BSWW
Mundialito in Cascais defeating hosts Portugal in the final.
The draw ceremony was conducted by Dr Ahmad Al Sharif, General Secretary of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Joan Cusco, vice-president of Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW
) and Fifa Beach Soccer Committee Member; Ali Juma Bin Ghulaita, CEO of the DIMC; and Alex Soriano, BSWW
Head of Communications.