Tehran Times – DUBAI, Iran beach soccer coach Marco Octavio is “very satisfied” for being able to win the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup with crop of young talents.
Iran defeated Russia 4-2 to win the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup for the second time.
The Iranian team are preparing for the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship which will be held in Pattaya, Thailand in March.
“I am very happy not only for winning the title but also for what the other teams say about our strength. I’m very proud of my team and we want to leave a legacy behind,” Octavio said.
“We started our preparation with many young players in Portugal ahead of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup. Our boys played their hearts out in Dubai,” the Brazilian coach added.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement and those who helped us work with the young players. The Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup is the most important beach soccer event after the World Cup. I am proud of my team, specially my young players for winning the prestigious competition,” Octavio stated.
“After three weeks, we will start our training camp for the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship because we want to win the title,” Octavio concluded.