Iran defeats U.S. at Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

November 2, 2016 - 0:0

Iran opened the fifth edition of the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup with a victory over the U.S..

Team Melli defeated the U.S. 6-2 in Dubai, the UAE.

The Iranian team will face Egypt on Wednesday.
Team Iran claimed the title in the third edition, defeating powerhouse teams Brazil and Russia.

Iran has been drawn in Group B alongside defending champion Russia, the U.S. and Egypt.

Group A consists of the UAE, 2014 champion Brazil,  Tahiti and Poland.

The Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup is an international beach soccer tournament which is currently being held in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The invitation-only tournament has been held annually starting in 2011. It will continue until at least 2017.

The competition bares many similarities to the FIFA Confederations Cup, however is not so strict on entry requirements.

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