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The 2011 AFC Beach Soccer Championship was a continental beach soccer tournament, which took place from February 27 to March 4, 2011, in Muscat, Oman, seeing the tournament leave Dubai for the first time. Beach Soccer Worldwide and FIFA decided to move the location of the championship to the Al-Musannah Sports City complex in Muscat, due to the success of the 2010 Asian Beach Games held there.[1]

2011 AFC Beach Soccer Championship
2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification (AFC)
Tournament details
Host countryOman
CityMuscat
Dates27 February – 4 March 2011
Teams11 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Japan (2nd title)
Runners-up Oman
Third place Iran
Fourth place United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored163 (7.09 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Takeshi Kawaharazuka
Oman Ishaq Al-Mas
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Oman Yahya Al-Araimi
2009
2013

The two finalists and the third place play-off winner earned qualification to represent Asia at the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy being Japan, who won the championship for a second consecutive time, Oman who finished in second place, qualifying to the world cup for the first time and Iran who beat the United Arab Emirates in the third place play off, to qualify by finishing in third place for the fourth time.[2]

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Participating teamsEdit

A tournament record 11 teams, an increase of four teams following the seven that participated in the 2009 qualifiers confirmed their participation in the competition, with many newcomers, showing the ever growing popularity of the sport.[3]

Originally, 15 teams were going to take part, which included Afghanistan, Palestine, Qatar and Yemen.[4] However, the four countries pulled out of the tournament because of an undisclosed reason.[5]

Group stageEdit

The draw to divide the eleven teams into the following three groups was conducted on 24 February 2011. The group stage commenced on 27 February 2011 and consisted of each nation playing each other once in a single round-robin format. To qualify for the quarter finals, a team must have finished in the top two of each group or have one of the two best records of the third placed group finishers.

All kickoff times are listed as Omani local time (UTC+4).

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third placed teams advance to the Quarter finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Oman 3 3 0 0 20 9 +11 9
  China 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
  Iraq 3 0 1 2 10 20 −10 2
  Kuwait 3 0 0 3 11 17 −6 0
China  5 – 2  Iraq
Han Xue   6'17'
Gui Qixuan   15'33'
Qiu Hao   36'
Report Sadeq Jabr   2'
Hussein Jabbar   8'

Kuwait  6 – 8  Oman
Al-Safi   9'13'
Al-Saqer   11'29'
Al-Mas   26' (o.g.)
Al-Eid   28'
Report Al-Sinani   3'7'
Al-Mas   4'
H. Al-Araimi   10'
Al-Alawi   20'
Al-Zaabi   21'
Y. Al-Araimi   33'35'

China  4 – 1  Kuwait
Yilihanmu Aihaiti   17'
Han Xue   25'26'
Gui Qixuan   28'
Report Al-Saqer   15'

Oman  11 – 3  Iraq
Al-Mas   1'19'36'36'
H. Al-Araimi   15'
Y. Al-Araimi   24'32'
Al-Alawi   26'35'
Al-Zaabi   28'29'
Report Hussein Jabbar   5'36'
Moshtak Kadhim   32'

Iraq  5 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Kuwait
Hussein Jabbar   7'14'18'39'
Sadeq Jabr   27'
Report Al-Jaser   6'12'35'
Al-Safi   17'

Oman  1 – 0  China
Al-Dhabit   2' Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran 2 1 1 0 10 4 +6 5
  Japan 2 1 0 1 13 9 +4 3
  Syria 2 0 0 2 4 14 −10 0
Japan  9 – 4  Syria
Kawaharazuka   2'17'22'
Yamauchi   5'30'35'
Oda   29'
Tabata   33'33'
Report Akil   10'
Arnaout   17'
Shatta   26'
Nassif   33'

Iran  5 – 0  Syria
Boloukbashi   6'21'
Mesigar   18'
Naderi   23'
Ahmadzadeh   35'
Report

Japan  4 – 5 (a.e.t.)  Iran
Yamauchi   4'
Kawaharazuka   20'24'
Wakabayashi   38'
Report Ahmadzadeh   9'
Naderi   12'18'
Abdollahi   37'
Hassani   39'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 9
  Bahrain 3 2 0 1 10 9 +1 6
  Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 11 9 +2 3
  Indonesia 3 0 0 3 6 18 −12 0
Bahrain  4 – 3  Uzbekistan
Darwish   17'
Yousef   17'18'
Jamal   18'
Report Elibaev   7'
Sharipov   9'15'

Indonesia  1 – 6  United Arab Emirates
Dwipayudha   1' Report W. Mohammed   7'
Ranjabar   9'
A. Karim   13'28'
R. Ahmed   19'
H. Al-Balooshi   32'

Bahrain  5 – 2  Indonesia
Jamal   6'10'
Darwish   14'
Nesuf   16'
Hasan   25'
Report Kariana   5'
Jumada   10'

United Arab Emirates  2 – 1  Uzbekistan
R. Ahmed   1'
Ranjabar   2'
Report Sharipov   13'

Uzbekistan  7 – 3  Indonesia
Anorov   4'30'
Sattorov   9'22'
Sharipov   26'27'36'
Report Parimawan   6'
Darmasuta   16'
Metrajaya   22'

United Arab Emirates  4 – 1  Bahrain
A. Karim   4'
R. Ahmed   13'
Al-Mesaabi   24'
Ranjabar   34'
Report Hasan   33'

Third placed teamsEdit

Because some groups contain four teams and some three, matches against the fourth-placed team in each group are not included in this ranking.

Team Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
  Uzbekistan 2 0 0 2 4 6 −2 0
  Syria 2 0 0 2 4 14 −10 0
  Iraq 2 0 0 2 5 16 −11 0

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
2 March 2011
 
 
  Iran5
 
3 March 2011
 
  Uzbekistan3
 
  Iran2 (0)
 
2 March 2011
 
  Oman (pen.)2 (1)
 
  Oman5
 
4 March 2011
 
  Syria2
 
  Oman1
 
2 March 2011
 
  Japan2
 
  Japan6
 
3 March 2011
 
  Bahrain2
 
  Japan2
 
2 March 2011
 
  United Arab Emirates1 Third place
 
  United Arab Emirates5
 
4 March 2011
 
  China1
 
  Iran6
 
 
  United Arab Emirates2
 

Quarter finalsEdit

Iran  5 – 3  Uzbekistan
Abdollahi   15'
Ahmadzadeh   28'
Mesigar   29'
Hassani   33'36'
Report Samegov   13'36'
Azizov   26'

Japan  6 – 2  Bahrain
Yamauchi   6'36'
Arakaki   13'21'
Kawaharazuka   17'
Oda   22'
Report Jamal   25'30'

United Arab Emirates  5 – 1  China
A. Karim   1'4'7'
R. Ahmed   3'
Ranjabar   36'
Report Qiu Hao   13'

Oman  5 – 2  Syria
Y. Al-Araimi   7'20'
Al-Mas   18'
Al-Sinani   20'27'
Report Nassif   7'
Al-Najjar   34'

Semi finalsEdit

Japan  2 – 1  United Arab Emirates
Kawaharazuka   12'
Yamauchi   15'
Report A. Karim   35'

Iran  2 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Oman
Ahmadzadeh   22'
Boloukbashi   29'
Report Al-Sinani   5'
Al-Zaabi   9'
Penalties
Mesigar   0 – 1   Al-Sinani

Third place play offEdit

Iran  6 – 2  United Arab Emirates
Mesigar   1'25'
Dara   11'36'
Hassani   35'
Ahmadzadeh   35'
Report R. Ahmed   18'
Sadeqi   29'

FinalEdit

Oman  1 – 2  Japan
Al-Mas   1' Report Kawaharazuka   26'
Arakaki   35'

WinnersEdit

 (2011) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (AFC) Winners: 
 
Japan
Second title

AwardsEdit

Best Player (MVP)
  Yahya Al-Araimi
Top Scorer(s)
  Takeshi Kawaharazuka   Ishaq Al-Mas
8 goals
Best Goalkeeper
  Shingo Terukina

Top scorersEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
1   Japan
2   Oman
3   Iran
4   United Arab Emirates
5   China
6   Bahrain
7   Uzbekistan
8   Syria
9   Iraq
10   Kuwait
11   Indonesia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "When and where already confirmed for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2011 - Asian Qualifier". beachsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  2. ^ "Japan are the new Asian Champions!". beachsoccer.com. 2011-03-04. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
  3. ^ "Eleven teams to fight for three tickets in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2011 – Asia Qualifier Muscat". beachsoccer.om. 2011-02-23. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
  4. ^ "Oman beach soccer team to camp in Iran". omanobserver.om. 2011-02-13. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  5. ^ "Oman play Kuwait, Bahrain meet Uzbekistan in opener". omanobserver.om. 2011-02-25. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2011-02-25.