Urdupoint - Defending champions Iran, meanwhile, will battle three-time winners Russia, Mexico and Egypt for the two semi-final spots from Group B.
The draw for the ninth edition of the prestigious annual tournament was held at Dubai Sports Council on Wednesday, while the matches will take place at Kite Beach in Jumeirah, every evening between November 5 and 9.
During the ceremony, HE Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are delighted to present another edition of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup, a hugely popular event among both the teams and their fans. The majestic Kite Beach will once again be the home of the tournament after a hugely successful event last year.
“The Intercontinental Cup is one of the most anticipated events in beach soccer and Dubai is proud to be home of this tournament. The tournament was born here in 2011 and today teams from around the globe are clamouring to get an invite for the tournament. All the teams and players love to come here because Dubai makes them feel at home.
“As you can see from the line-up, the tournament again boasts the best teams of the world. We welcome them and all the other teams and wish them all the best for the tournament. We have witnessed some great matches over the years and amazing crowds, and I am sure the fans will witness another feast of beach soccer this November.”
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