Third time's a charm for Iran
Match 1: Iran v Mexico - FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 20172017 come the come
Beach Soccer brings everyone together. It continues to grow internationally around the world. The event occurs every 2 years bringing the best national beach soccer nations around the world together! Only one will be crowned champion of the world! The tournament will host 16 teams from 6 different confederations. Tahiti was Runners up for the second time consecutively. They had a major defeat to Oman and could not recover.
The Caribbean island has pristine sands, a rich culture, to go along with friendly and excitable citizens who, of course, are aficionados of the sport. Graced with beautiful and tropical weather, the dream destination is an idyllic place for beach soccer, and brings its biggest showpiece to a region naturally gifted for the sport, a region with huge possibilities: The Caribbean. Peyman Hosseini Iran. Gold: Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Iran. Silver: Mauricinho Brazil.
Overall this was the 19th edition of the World Cup since its establishment in This was the fourth tournament to take place under the biennial basis; the World Cup now takes place once every two years, after taking place on a yearly basis between and FIFA originally started the bidding process in April , whilst in December , the Bahamas were appointed as hosts; this was the first time a men's senior FIFA tournament was hosted in the Caribbean. The hosts, making their first appearance at a World Cup, exited at the group stage. Portugal were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Brazil in the quarter-finals. Declarations of interest were made by May 15 deadline whilst the hosts were scheduled to be revealed in December Due to undisclosed circumstances, FIFA did not pick a host from the first round of bidding by December
Iran captain Mohammad Ahmadzadeh scored the opening goal of the match with an overhead kick. He then put Iran two goals in front with a superb, one-time volley straight out of the air directly from a throw-in. Switzerland then sprung to life and came all the way back from two goals down to take a lead in the second period. The country's all-time top scorer in the tournament Dejan Stankovic started their resurgence with a flicked finish. Glenn Hodel then scored a pair of goals to give the Swiss a one-goal lead. With less than a minute on the clock, Ali Nazem scored a clutch goal for Iran to force the match into extra time. Iran then made history when Mohammed Mokhtari redirected Amir Akbari's shot into the net to score the winning goal.
The South Americans needed just 14 seconds to open the scoring as Mauricinho notched them ahead following a lightning-quick turnover in Tahiti's half. Mauricinho then turned provider as he assisted Datinha, who finished from close range to double their lead. Teva Zavaroni had a golden opportunity to head in Tahiti's first of the match late in the opening period but Brazil's backline did just enough to put him off and keep their two-goal lead going into the second period. Brazil extended their advantage midway through the match as Mauricinho doubled his tally, having seen Datinha return the favour for his earlier assist. The year-old dispatched the opportunity impressively with the outside of his right foot.
2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Jump to navigation. - Brazil competently won the final by 6 unanswered goals to win their fifth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and 14th world title overall since , their first title for eight years since defeating Switzerland in the final. Going into the match, Tahiti were still a relatively new beach soccer nation having only first competed in and at their first World Cup in , however had gained experience and solidified their place as a top team having reached three consecutive World Cup semi finals in doing so at this year's tournament  and now two consecutive World Cup finals too after losing to hosts Portugal 5—3 in the last occurring World Cup final , in