Iran beach soccer have a golden generation: Marco Octavio

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Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Marco Octavio Simoes Barbosa says Iran beach soccer have young players who have the potential to shine in the future.

The Brazilian coach is holding a training camp for Team B. Octavio believes that the Iranian young players have the potential of replacing the veterans.

“In my opinion, Iran have a golden generation who can guarantee Team Melli’s future. There is no guarantee for the main players to be invited to the national team for the upcoming events. We will invite the best 12 players to Team Melli,” Octavio said in an interview with Iran Football Federation’s website.

“We have a golden generation at the moment and have won eight title championships during the past years in Asian and intercontinental events. We have also moved up in the world ranking, however that’s not enough since we have the potential of achieving more,” the Brazilian coach added.

“We need to strengthen Iran beach soccer league. Also, I believe that the beach soccer stars have to play in different clubs to keep the balance between the teams,” he stated.

“We are concentrating on two upcoming events. First, we are preparing for the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai which will be held in late October and then we take part at the AFC Beach Soccer Championships (the competition that serves as the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup),” Octavio concluded.


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