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Iran team roster for Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup named

Head coach of Iran's national beach soccer team Mohammad Hossein Mirshamsi has announced the final roster for the forthcoming Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2016 in the United Arab Emirates.

The 12 players, who will be with the team for the five-day-long tournament early next month, include Hamid Behzadpour, Seyed Ali Nazem and forward Mohammad Ali Mokhtari of Golsapoosh Yazd club, in addition to Mohammad Moradi from Shahrdari Tabriz.

Defenders Amir Hossein Akbari and Mostafa Kiani, forwards Moslem Mesigar and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh plus goalkeeper Payman Hosseini were picked from Pars Jonoobi club.

Hossein Abdollahi besides forwards Farid Boloukbashi and Mehran Morshedizadeh were selected from Malavan Bandar Anzali club.

Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai 2016, which will be the sixth edition of the tournament, will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club between November 1 and 5.

The tournament will be played as a round-robin in group stage, after which the top two teams will qualify for the semi-final round.

The semi-finals will be played between the winner of Group A against the Group B runner-up and vice versa.

The Iranian outfit has joined squads from Russia, the United States and Egypt in Group B of the event. Brazil, Poland, Tahiti and the UAE form Group A.

Last year, Iran beat Egypt 3-2 in the penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw in the regulation time, and claimed the third spot.

The Persians defeated Russia 4-3 in the title showdown of the 2013 edition of the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup and emerged champion.

Source: Press TV

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