Iran lose to Brazil in Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup semis

November 3, 2017

Iran failed to book a place at the 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup final, losing to powerhouse Brazil on Friday.

Marco Octavio’s men were defeated by Brazil 6-4 in Dubai, the UAE.

Iran will face Russia in the competition’s third-placed match on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Russia lost to Portugal 3-2 in the semi-final.

Iran had already lost to Russia 4-3 in the competition’s group stage.

The 2017 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup is 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 take part, with one team representing each of the six continental football confederations (except for the OFC) as well as the current World Cup champion, Brazil, and the host, the United Arab Emirates.

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