Source: Press TV
The national Iranian men beach soccer squad has been named the best team in Asia in the November edition of the Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) rankings, standing at the sixth spot in the world.
Iranian men's national beach soccer team
According to the latest monthly rankings released by the BSWW, the organization responsible for the founding and growth of the association football derivative sport of beach soccer, the Iranian squad amassed 1,702 points to become Asia's best.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) claimed the 12th slot in the latest BSWW rankings with 1,019 points. The UAE is followed by Japan and Oman, which landed in the 13th and 15th spots respectively with 1,013 and 848 points.
Powerhouse Russia remains the top-ranked beach soccer team in the world with 3,500 points. The Portuguese bagged 3,247 points to claim the second position. Third-place Brazilians collected 2,483 points. Italy stands fourth with 2,099 points.
On November 7, Iran's national beach soccer team achieved a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Egypt in the third-place playoff match of the 2015 Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in the UAE.
The game, staged at the International Marine Club in Dubai, went into penalties after the two sides drew 2-2 at the end of three periods.
Ali Naderi, Mehran Morshedzadeh and Amir Hossein Akbari were Iran's goal scorers in penalties, while Egypt missed the third penalty kick.
Russia won the title after defeating Tahiti 5-2 in the final match.
The 2015 Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup opened in Dubai, the UAE, on November 3, and wrapped up on November 7.
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