2019-02-08 09:30:00 CET

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Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

The Netherlands will host the European Continental Cup Final in June 2020 (Photocredit: CEV)The Netherlands will host the European Continental Cup Final in June 2020 (Photocredit: CEV)

Another week has gone and, while most of the top beach volleyball teams in the planet are still training hard for the return of the World Tour in March, we had pretty busy seven days when we think on continental and national levels, especially in Europe and the Americas.

If you don’t have a clue of what we’re talking about, here's your chance to find out!

European Continental Cup set

The European Volleyball Federation (CEV) has made some important announcements regarding its Continental Cup, which will qualify one team in each gender to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The final stage of the event will be hosted by the Netherlands, between June 22-28, 2020. Also, the pools for the first round of the competition, which will feature 36 nations, were draw. This is how it looks.

CEV Beach Volleyball on Twitter

The pools are set and we will see 36 National federations fighting at the first stage of the #CEVContinentalCup #RoadToTokyo 👇👇 https://t.co/ZexFzcgHIo

Brazil and Chile on top in Coquimbo

The South American Tour had its second event in 2019 last weekend in Coquimbo, Chile, and the host nation had reasons to celebrate as the cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt dominated the men’s tournament after they defeated Argentineans Nico Capograsso and Julian Azaad in the gold medal match. Among the women, Tainá Bigi and Victoria Lopes came out on top in the all-Brazilian final against Carolina Horta and Angela Vieira.

Campeãs da 2ª etapa do Sul-americano 🇨🇱 Obrigada a todos os envolvidos nessa conquista! Seguimos trabalhando... 🙏🏽🏆🥇🇧🇷. . . @clinicahib @nutriamandasouza @powerfitfuncional @formulaexataaju @bodystyle2015 @probioticaoficial @ct_cida_volei

522 Likes, 25 Comments - Tainá Bigi (@tainabigi) on Instagram: "Campeãs da 2ª etapa do Sul-americano 🇨🇱 Obrigada a todos os envolvidos nessa conquista! Seguimos..."

Dutch Tour calendar released

Getting back to the Netherlands, the calendar of the 2019 Dutch Tour has been released. The tournament will feature 11 events and is set to start in Breda from May 11-12 and to end in The Hague between August 23-25.

Beachvolleybal on Twitter

De kalender voor de DELA Eredivisie Beach 2019🏐🥇10 prachtige locaties en het NK in Scheveningen! Welk toernooi mogen jij en je vrienden niet missen deze zomer?👏 #eredivisiebeach https://t.co/rNLJv48mr3

Social Media: What was that, Nick?

Americans Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb headed to Florida to take part in a training camp with veterans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena when, well….that happened!

Oops 😬 I'm so glad someone got that serve on video. Day 2 of training camp in Coconut Creek is in the books. Nick made up for his serve with a nice dig and put away. @roxvolleyball @klenskin_spf

1,978 Likes, 31 Comments - Phil Dalhausser (@phildalhausser) on Instagram: "Oops 😬 I'm so glad someone got that serve on video. Day 2 of training camp in Coconut Creek is in..."

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