PressTV – DUBAI, Iran men’s national beach soccer team has been drawn in Group B of the Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of this month.
During the official draw ceremony at the Dubai Sports Council on Tuesday, Team Melli Saheli joined squads from Mexico, Paraguay and Russia in the preliminary round of the tournament.
The 2017 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup champion Brazil, Egypt, Portugal and the UAE form Group A in the upcoming sports event.
Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2017 will take place from October 31 to November 4.
The tournament will be played as a round-robin in group stage, after which the top two teams will qualify for the semi-final round.
The semi-finals will be played between the winner of Group A against the Group B runner-up and vice versa.
Iran men’s national beach soccer team achieved a commendable second-place finish at the previous edition of the intercontinental cup.
The Iranian squad, which had defeated Tahiti 8-6 in a semi-final match at the Dubai International Marine Club the previous day, lost the title clash of the invitation-only tournament to South American powerhouse Brazil 2-6 on November 5, 2016.
Forwards Moslem Mesigar and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh tacked the two goals for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Earlier in the day, Russia clinched a narrow 4-3 win over Tahiti’s Tiki Toa (The Warrior Gods) and claimed the third place title.