Tehran Times - Iran came from behind to defeat Paraguay 5-2 at the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup on Tuesday.
In another game in Group B, Russia powered to a 6-2 triumph over Mexico.
Mohammad Ahmadzadeh put the Iranians in the lead at the end of the first period, but Paraguay came right back with two quick strikes from Luis Alberto Ojeda and Carlos Alfredo Carballo Ruiz to make it 2-1.
Amirhossain Akbari put the teams on level terms and then Iran took the lead once again when Seyyed Ali Nazem scored the third goal for Persians.
Moslem Mesigar got his name on the scoresheet with 3.12 minutes remaining and captain Ahmadzadeh put things out of reach within a minute to wrest full points.
On Wednesday, the UAE meet Egypt and Brazil take on Portugal after. Paraguay face Russia and Iran play Mexico.