It was the 21th of April in 1945 and still during Second World War when Lian Pontes de Carvalho invented frescobol right in the heart of Copacabana Beach. It was building no. 1496 of Atlantic Avenue, right at the corner to Duvivier Street, where the carpenter had his little business running.
It is not only Europeans using the term frescobol for beachball nowadays. And independently of the usage of this term, Frescobol was originally arised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cariocas, the inhabitants of Brazil, say that the term is devoted to the gringos, a quite depractory word for foreigners in Brazil. And there is indeed a plausible explanation of how the term FRESCOBOL originated in the late 40s in Rio de Janeiro.