Iran’s Beach Soccer Team arrived in Dubai to take part in The 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup which will start in 31st October.
Iran Beach soccer is currently ranked 1st in Asia and 3rd in the world
The 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, also known as the Huawei Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2017 for sponsorship reasons, will be the seventh edition of the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, an annual international beach soccer tournament contested by men’s national teams, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
After the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the Intercontinental Cup is the biggest tournament in the current international beach soccer calendar. Similar to the FIFA Confederations Cup, eight nations will take part, with one team representing each of the six continental football confederations (except for the OFC) as well as the current World Cup champions, Brazil, and the hosts, the United Arab Emirates.
The tournament starts with a group stage, played in a round robin format. The winners and runners-up from each group advance to the knockout stage, in which the teams then compete in single-elimination matches, beginning with the semi-finals and ending with the final. A third-place deciding match is also contested by the losing semi-finalists. The third and fourth placed nations from each group will play in a series of consolation matches to decide fifth through eighth place.
GROUP MATCHES SCHEDULE
|DATE||TIME||GROUP ‘A’||GROUP ‘B’|
|Tuesday, October 31||16:15||Egypt vs Brazil|
|17:30||Portugal vs UAE|
|18:45||Russia vs Mexico|
|20:00||Iran vs Paraguay|
|Wednesday, November 1||16:15||UAE vs Egypt|
|17:30||Brazil vs Portugal|
|18:45||Paraguay vs Russia|
|20:00||Mexico vs Iran|
|Thursday, November 2||16:15||Mexico vs Paraguay|
|17:30||Egypt vs Portugal|
|18:45||UAE vs Brazil|
|20:00||Iran vs Russia|