Iran garners gold in AFC Beach Soccer C’ship

TEHRAN, Mar. 11 (MNA) – National beach soccer team of Iran subdued the United Arab Emirates to finish first in the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia.

The final showdown was competed in the Pantai Batu Buruk, Kuala Terengganu on Saturday morning between Islamic Republic of Iran and the UAE. Persians managed to pull out a 7-2 victory and win the title in the Asuan extravaganza.

In a third-place match, the Japanese squad overcame Lebanese rivals 6-3 in order to stand on the bronze podium.

Accordingly, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Japan were qualified to represent Asia at 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.

The 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship kicked off in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, on March 4, and wrapped up today on March 11, 2017.

Iran was pitted against Afghanistan, Bahrain, China and Malaysia in Group A. Lebanon, Oman, Thailand and Uzbekistan were drawn in Group B. Iraq, Japan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates shape Group C.


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