News ID: 195815
Published: 1018 GMT July 01, 2017

Iran keeps position in world beach soccer rankings

Iran keeps position in world beach soccer rankings
Iran’s beach soccer team claimed the third spot at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Nassau, the Bahamas, in May. GETTY IMAGES

Iran’s men's beach soccer team kept its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of the Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) rankings, and stayed put in the world’s third spot.

According to the latest monthly rankings released by the BSWW, the organization responsible for the founding and growth of beach soccer, Iran’s beach soccer team gained 3,208 points, presstv.com reported.

Japan occupied the second place in Asia and sat in the ninth slot in the global rankings with 1,759 points.

The Japanese squad was followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman teams, which landed in the 10th and 14th spots respectively, having accumulated 1,425 and 1,086 points.

The 2017 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup champion Brazil stood on the top of the rankings with 4,658 points.

Portugal earned 3,751 points to claim second position. Fourth-placed Russians clinched 3,109 points. Tahiti stood fifth, having tallied 3,090 points.

The national Iranian men's beach soccer team put a highly commendable end to its campaign at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas, and finished third at the end of the high-status international event.

On the final day of the tournament at National Beach Soccer Arena of Malcolm Park in Nassau on May 7, the Iranian team defeated the Italian squad 5-3 in the third-place playoff.

Brazil also overwhelmed Tahiti 6-0 in the final to become the world champion. 

   
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