Marco Octavio: Iran deserved to win AFC Beach Soccer title

Tehran Times - Former Iran beach soccer head coach Marco Octavio congratulates the AFC Beach Soccer title and stated the Iranian players deserve such success.

“I’m very happy to see my former players win the title. I’d like to congratulate the federation, coaches and specially the brave Iranian players,” Octavio told Tehran Times.

“I know they have worked hard for this title and book a place in the World Cup again,” he added.

The Brazilian coach then added that he is eager to return to Iran in the near future.

“I hope someday I could return to Iran to make the same legacy in beach soccer. I had wonderful time working in Iran working with clubs and national team,” he added.

“I’m currently in Brazil studying some offers,” he replied to the question about his current situation.

Iran were crowned AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017 champions on Saturday after beating the United Arab Emirates 7-2 in Kuala Terengganu.

Octavio led Iran to the 6th place at the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal only to suffer a 5-4 defeat against the eventual runners-up Tahiti in the quarter-final.

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