Carvoeiro, recently awarded the title of Europe’s best beach, will host the first stage of Portugal’s footvolley championship on June 2 and 3.

Around 16 duos will be competing and showcasing a sport that combines some of the best and most exciting traits of both football and volleyball.

Footvolley is very similar to beach volleyball except players are not allowed to use their hands or arms and a football replaces the volleyball.

The matches will be played between 2pm and 9pm on June 2 and between 2pm and 7pm on June 3.