TEHRAN – Iran will start the 2022 Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup on Tuesday with a match against Paraguay.
The national Iranian men’s beach soccer team is seeking to win the title of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup for the fourth time.
In its eleventh edition, the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup is the most prestigious annual competition in the sand version of the game. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup takes place every two years.
Team Melli was drawn to Group B along with the U.S., Japan and Paraguay. Group A consists of the UAE, Brazil, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
After a round-robin group stage, the top two teams from each group will meet in the semifinals and subsequent finals. The third and fourth place teams will compete for places 5th-8th. All matches take place on the main stadium at Kite Beach in Dubai.
“We know how strong our opponents are. We played Japan and Paraguay in the tournament last year and the U.S. have been added to the group,” Iran interim coach Ali Naderi said.
“Iran is fully prepared for the tournament and we want to steal the show with our young players in Dubai,” he added.