News ID: 187853
Published: 2001 GMT 17 Feb 2017

Iran wins Persian Beach Soccer Cup

Iran wins Persian Beach Soccer Cup
-HOSSEIN HEIDARPOUR/tasnimnews.com

Iran claimed the title of the first Persian Beach Soccer Cup on Thursday.

The Iranian squad, also dubbed "Team Melli", defeated Italy 4-3 in the final showdown to notch up its third successive victory in the tournament to finish it undefeated, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Mohammad Ahmadzadeh, Mohammad-Ali Mokhtari and Mostafa Kiani scored a brace and two solitary goals, respectively, for Iran.

The Persians pulled off a 3-1 victory against Poland in their opener and then powered past Ukraine 8-7 in penalty shootout.

Ukraine, Italy and Poland finished in the second to fourth places, respectively.

The three-day tournament was held in the southern province of Bushehr from February 14-16.

Coached by Mohammad-Hossein Mirshamsi, Iran is preparing 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship to be held from March 4-11.

 

MVP

 

Iran's Amirhossein Akbari was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Akbari won the award for his glittering performance in the competition.

Also, Italy's Gabriele Gori became the meet's top-scorer with five goals and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Hladchenko was selected as the best goalkeeper. 

 

   
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Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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