Tasnim – Iran will start the 8th edition of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup with a match against USA on Tuesday.
Team Melli, who has won the title once in the third edition in 2013, is in Group B along with three-time champion Russia, 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup runner-up Tahiti and the USA.
Marco Octavio’s team will also play Tahiti and Russia in the following days.
Group A consists of the UAE (host), Brazil, Egypt and Spain.
“The team has come to Dubai with many young players, but with the same experienced core and our experienced coach, Marco Octavio, that have helped us achieve a new level in beach soccer”, Iran goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini said.
“Team Melli has made significant growth in the last years. Now we have a much more professional approach, on all levels. Of course we respect all teams above all, but we also feel that we are ready to contest against anyone”, he assured.
The tournament, which is organized by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), will be held in Dubai, the UAE from November 6 to 10.