Tehran Times - Amirhossein Akbari will be absent in the second edition of the Persian Beach Soccer Cup.
Akbari is not competing in the prestigious event due to foot injury.
Iran Brazilian coach Marco Octavio will also be absent after he returned to his country due to personal reasons.
The Persian Beach Soccer Cup will take place in Bushehr, south Iran, from January 27 to 29 where the hosts will go up against three of Europe’s premier sides, namely Spain, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
Iran won the title in the first edition which was held with participation of Poland, Ukraine and Italy.