2006 AFC Beach Soccer Championship

The 2006 AFC Beach Soccer championship also known as the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC) was the first beach soccer championship for Asia, held in May 2006, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bahrain won the championship, with Japan finishing second and Iran winning the third place-play off, to claim third. The three teams moved on to play in the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 2 - November 12.[1]

2006 AFC Beach Soccer Championship
2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC)
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Dates22–26 May 2006
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Bahrain (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Iran
Fourth place China
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored90 (9 per match)
2007

Competing nationsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 2 2 0 0 23 3 +20 6
  Iran 2 1 0 1 11 10 +1 3
  Philippines 2 0 0 2 3 24 −21 0
Japan  16 – 0  Philippines
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Japan  7 – 3  Iran
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Iran  8 – 3  Philippines
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 2 2 0 0 11 4 +7 6
  China 2 1 0 1 4 7 −3 3
  United Arab Emirates 2 0 0 2 7 11 −4 0
Bahrain  7 – 4  United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Bahrain  4 – 0  China
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

China  4 – 3  United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 May 2006
 
 
  Bahrain7
 
26 May 2006
 
  Iran2
 
  Bahrain5
 
25 May 2006
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan3
 
 
  China2
 
Third place
 
 
26 May 2006
 
 
  Iran6
 
 
  China4

WinnersEdit

 (2006) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (AFC) Winners: 
 
Bahrain
First title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Bahrain
2   Japan
3   Iran
4   China
5   United Arab Emirates
6   Philippines

ReferencesEdit