European beach soccer qualification for the World Beach Games concluded today ©Getty Images

Nine European teams booked their spots at the Bali 2023 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games, with England and Spain topping the women's and men's standings in Catania.

England finished first in the women's event, beating Ukraine 3-0, with Gemma Hillier scoring the opener in the second, followed by another from goalkeeper Molly Clark.

Sarah Kempson sealed the victory in the third period, as Ukraine were unable to respond.

Spain claimed the bronze medal at the tournament with a 5-3 victory over hosts Italy.

Natalia Cuadrado and Cristina Gonzalez scored a quickfire double in the opening period, with Veronica Privitera getting one back in the second period.

However, Andrea Alcaide Martin and Andrea Miron made it a three-goal advantage before the last break.

Sara Gonzalez made it five for Spain, making later goals from Giulia Olivieri and Privitera unable to affect the result.

Regardless of today's results, all four had already won quota places for the World Beach Games.

While England's victory earns a berth, English athletes compete for Britain at the ANOC World Beach Games, with the British Olympic Association in charge of selection.

Bali is to hold the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games ©Getty Images
Bali is to hold the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games ©Getty Images

In the men's final, a masterclass from Salvador Chicky gave Spain a 4-1 victory over Iberian rivals Portugal in the final.

Chicky scored all four goals for Spain, including three in the space of three minutes in the second period.

Portugal's only response throughout the game came via Bernado Martins in the second period.

Ukraine finished third with a 4-3 win over Switzerland.

Dmytro Voitenko scored a double early in the match to cancel out an equaliser from Patrick Rüttimann.

Goals from Oleg Zborovskyi and Oleksandr Korniichuk put the game to bed for Ukraine, with Tobias Steinemann and Ariel Schranz scoring what would end up being consolations.

Italy ensured they had both teams qualify after winning the decisive match for fifth place 5-1 against France.

Luca Bertacca scored the opener with Jean Stephane Belhomme getting the equaliser in the second period.

From there, all the momentum went the way of Italy who retook the lead through Alessandro Remedi.

Tommaso Fazzini added a third before a late double for Gabriele Gori.

All of the top five men's teams secured their spot in Bali.