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Iran defeats Paraguay 5-2 at Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2017

Source: Press TV

Iran men's national beach soccer team has started its campaign at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017 in the United Arab Emirates with a handsome win over Paraguay.

The national Iranian men's beach soccer team (file photo)

Iranian forward and Captain Mohammad Ahmadzadeh put the Persians 1-0 ahead in the 11th minute, before two quick strikes from Paraguayan midfielder Luis Alberto Ojeda and defender Carlos Alfredo Carballo Ruiz made it 2-1.

Amir Hossain Akbari squared the equalizer in the 22nd minute and put both teams on level terms.

Two minutes later, Iran reclaimed the lead when Seyyed Ali Nazem buried the ball in the back of the net.

Moslem Mesigar got his name on the score sheet in the 33rd minute, and Ahmadzadeh scored a brace and Iran's fifth goal of the match seconds later.

Iran men's national beach soccer team will play Mexico in its second preliminary round game on Wednesday.

The 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup champion Brazil, Egypt, Portugal and the UAE form Group A.

Team Melli Saheli has joined squads from Mexico, Paraguay and Russia in Group B.

Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017 started on October 31, and will finish on November 4.

The tournament is being played as a round-robin in group stage, after which the top two teams will qualify for the semi-final round.

The semi-finals will be played between the winner of Group A against the Group B runner-up and vice versa.

Tuesday results

Egypt 3-11 Brazil
Portugal 6-4 UAE
Russia 6-2 Mexico
Iran 5-2 Paraguay

Wednesday fixtures

16:15 - UAE v Egypt
17:30 - Brazil v Portugal
18:45 - Paraguay v Russia
20:00 - Mexico v Iran

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