Iran Learns Opponents at AFC Beach Soccer Championship

Tasnim - Iran knew its rivals at the AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017.

Iran has been drawn in Group A along with Bahrain, China PR, Malaysia and Afghanistan.

The competition will take place in Pantai Batu Buruk, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia from March 4 to 11.

Reigning champion Oman was drawn in Group B and will begin the defence of its title against Lebanon, Uzbekistan, and Thailand.

Japan, runner-up to Oman in 2015, is looking to claim a third title following its wins in 2009 and 2011, and has been draw in Group C alongside 2007 and 2008 champion United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq and Qatar.

Group A: Iran, Bahrain, China PR, Malaysia, Afghanistan

Group B: Oman, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, Thailand

Group C: Japan, UAE, Iraq, Qatar

The group winners and the best second-placed team from the three groups will qualify for the semi-final, the winners of which will advance to the final.

The top three teams will fly the Asian flag at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas which is scheduled to begin on April 27.


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