Tehran Times - Iran beach soccer coach Mohammad Hossein Mirshamsi invited 12 players to the national team for the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
The ninth edition of the prestigious competition will be held in Nassau, Bahamas from April 27 to May 7.
Iran has been drawn in Group B along with Nigeria, Italy and Mexico.
Team Melli will open the event with a match against Mexico.
Mohammad Ahmadzadeh, Amirhossein Akbari, Mostafa Kiani, Moslem Mesigar, Mohammadali Mokhtari, Hamid Behzadpour, Seyed Ali Nazem, Hassan Abdollahi, Farid Boloukbashi, Peyman Hosseini, Mohammad Moradi and Ali Mirshekari have been invited to the team.
They will leave Iran for the competition after a four-day training camp in Tehran.
2017 FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP IN FULL
Group A: Bahamas, Switzerland, Ecuador, Senegal
Group B: Nigeria, Italy, Iran, Mexico
Group C: UAE, Paraguay, Portugal, Panama
Group D: Brazil, Tahiti, Japan, Poland