As the cold, wet winter nights grow ever shorter, thoughts turn to beaches and sunshine.

Well, we can't help you with the weather, but we can offer a little escapism this week.

As you are no doubt well aware, the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is taking place in Paraguay at the moment.

RTÉ Player will screen two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final of the tournament this week.

Brazil are the holders and favourites to retain the title they won in the Bahamas two years ago.

Thursday 28 November - quarter-finals
Brazil v Russia (1915 Irish time) live on RTÉ Player
Senegal v Portugal (2050) live on RTÉ Player
Italy v Switzerland (2225)
Japan v Uruguay (0000)

Friday 30 November - semi-finals
Italy/Switzerland v Brazil/Russia(1915) live on RTÉ Player
Japan/Uruguary v Senegal/Portugal (2100) live on RTÉ Player

Saturday 1 December

Third-place play-off (1915) live on RTÉ Player
Final (2100) live on RTÉ Player