2007 AFC Beach Soccer Championship

The 2007 AFC Beach Soccer championship also known as the 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC) was the second beach soccer championship for Asia, held in August 2007, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates 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 2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 2 - November 11.[1]

2007 AFC Beach Soccer Championship
2007 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC)
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Dates14–18 August 2007
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United Arab Emirates (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place Iran
Fourth place Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored76 (7.6 per match)
2006
2008

Participating nationsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  United Arab Emirates 6 2 2 0 0 12 5 +7
  Japan 3 2 1 0 1 7 9 -2
  India 0 2 0 0 2 5 10 -5
United Arab Emirates  6 – 2  India
Dubai



Japan  4 – 3  India
Dubai



United Arab Emirates  6 – 3  Japan
Dubai



Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  Iran 3 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1
  Bahrain 3 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
  China 2 2 0 1 1 6 7 -1
Bahrain  2 – 1  China
Dubai



China  5 – 5
4-3 (pens.)
  Iran
Dubai



Iran  3 – 2  Bahrain
Dubai



Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 August 2007
 
 
  UAE5
 
18 August 2007
 
  Bahrain2
 
  UAE4
 
17 August 2007
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan8
 
 
  Iran6
 
Third place
 
 
18 August 2007
 
 
  Iran6
 
 
  Bahrain0

WinnersEdit

 (2007) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (AFC) Winners: 
 
United Arab Emirates
First title

Final standingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit