Team Melli ready to defend title at AFC Beach Soccer Championship: captain

February 27, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran national beach soccer team captain Mohammad Ahmadzadeh says they want to defend their title at the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Thailand.

Team Melli have been drawn in Group D along with Oman and Iraq in competition.

The AFC Beach Soccer Championship Thailand 2019 will be played in Pattaya from March 9-17, 2019.

The second edition of the premier beach soccer championship in Asia will be an important competition as the top three teams will represent the Continent in the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

“We are in good condition at the moment and want to win the title for the third time and second time in a row,” Ahmadzadeh said.

“Iran have performed well in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups and we finished in third place in the previous edition. Now, we are ready to win a berth in the Asian championship and also make a splash in the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay,” he added.

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