Besides their two World Cup crowns, Portugal have won the highly challenging European Beach Soccer League
on five occasions and the European Beach Soccer Cup on a record seven occasions.
Switzerland were also 2005 European champions and finished second to current world champions Russia in the European Beach Soccer League
earlier this year.
Last month, Russia showed fresh signs of shrugging off indifferent form while winning the gruelling European Beach Soccer League
for a record fifth time with a 3-1 win against old foes Portugal.