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The Iran national beach soccer team (Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال ساحلی‎) represents Iran in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the IFF, the governing body for football in Iran. Iran is the best ranked beach soccer team in Asia and is ranked second in the world.

Iran
ایران
Nickname(s)Team Melli Football Saheli
(Persian: تیم ملی فوتبال ساحلی)
"The National Beach Football Team"
AssociationIFF
ConfederationAFC
Head coachMarco Octávio
CaptainMohammad Ahmadzadeh
Home stadiumTakhti Sport Complex
FIFA codeIRN
BSWW ranking4(as of may 2019)


First colours


Second colours
First international
Iran  3–7  Japan
(Dubai; 23 May 2006)
Biggest win
Iran  20–0  Philippines
(Doha; 22 January 2013)
Biggest defeat
Iran  2–7  Bahrain
(Dubai; 25 May 2006)
World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 2006)
Best resultMed 3.png Third place (2017)
AFC Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances9 (first in 2006)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions (2013, 2017)
Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2013)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions 2013,2018

Iran has won the AFC Beach Soccer Championship a record two times (2013, 2017) and has placed in the top four in every edition. Iran has also appeared in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup seven times, reaching the quarterfinals on three occasions (2013, 2015, 2017), and finishing in third place once (2017).

Contents

Current squadEdit

Correct as of November 2015[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Peyman Hosseini
2   DF Amir Hossein Akbari
3   DF Hassan Abdollahi
4   FW Mohammad Moradi Farahabadi
5   DF Ali Mirshekari
6   DF Mostafa Kiani
No. Position Player
7   FW Mehran Morshedizadeh
8   FW Farid Boloukbashi
9   FW Mohammad Ali Mokhtari
10   FW Moslem Mesigar
11   FW Mohammad Ahmadzadeh
12   GK Hamid Behzadpour

Coach: Marco Octávio

Fixtures & ResultsEdit

  Win   Loss

Matches
Date Competition Location Opponent Result
2016
1 May 2016 Friendly Match Italy   Italy 4–5 (L)
2 May 2016 Friendly Match Italy   Italy 3–4 (L)
25 July 2016 Friendly Match Sari, Iran   Thailand 7–1 (W)
21 August 2016 Friendly Match Ordos, China   Vietnam 6–1 (W)
23 August 2016 2016 Continental Beach Soccer Tournament Ordos, China   Bahrain 10–1 (W)
24 August 2016 2016 Continental Beach Soccer Tournament Ordos, China   Japan 5–1 (W)
25 August 2016 2016 Continental Beach Soccer Tournament Ordos, China   Oman 6–3 (W)
30 October 2016 Friendly Match Dubai, UAE   Tahiti 6–1 (W)
1 November 2016 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai, UAE   United States 6–2 (W)
2 November 2016 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai, UAE   Egypt 4–1 (W)
3 November 2016 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai, UAE   Russia 3–3 (3–1 PSO) (W)
4 November 2016 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai, UAE   Tahiti 8–6 (W)
5 November 2016 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Dubai, UAE   Brazil 2–6 (L)
2017
5 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   Malaysia 14–0 (W)
6 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   Afghanistan 6–1 (W)
7 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   China 10–0 (W)
8 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   Bahrain 5–2 (W)
10 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   Japan 8–6 (W)
11 March 2017 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia   United Arab Emirates 7–2 (W)
27 April 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas   Mexico 3–2 (W)
29 April 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas   Italy 4–5 (L)
1 May 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas   Nigeria 4–4 (2–1 PSO) (W)
4 May 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas    Switzerland 4–3 (AET) (W)
6 May 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas   Tahiti 1–1 (2–3 PSO) (L)
7 May 2017 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nassau, Bahamas   Italy 5–3 (W)

Tournament recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2005 Did not enter
  2006 Round 1 3 0 0 0 3 10 18 -8 0
  2007 Round 1 3 1 0 0 2 14 14 0 3
  2008 Round 1 3 0 0 0 3 8 16 -8 0
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Round 1 3 0 0 0 3 13 17 -4 0
  2013 Quarterfinals 4 1 0 0 3 13 16 -3 3
  2015 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 0 2 16 16 0 6
  2017 Third place 6 2 1 1 2 21 18 +3 9
  2019 Did not qualify
Total 7/10 26 6 1 1 18 95 115 -20 21

Beach Soccer Intercontinental CupEdit

Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2011 Did not qualify
  2012 Did not qualify
  2013 Champions 5 2 0 3 0 19 17 +2 9
  2014 Fourth place 5 2 0 0 3 12 12 0 6
  2015 Third place 5 2 0 1 2 15 15 0 7
  2016 Runner-up 5 3 0 1 1 23 18 +5 10
  2017 Third place 5 3 0 0 2 20 15 +5 9
  2018 Champions 5 5 0 0 0 22 8 +14 15
Total 6/8 30 17 0 5 8 111 85 +26 56

Persian Beach Soccer CupEdit

Persian Beach Soccer Cup
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2017 Champions 3 2 1 0 0 10 8 +2 7
  2018 Champions 3 3 0 0 0 13 7 +6 9
Total 2/2 6 5 1 0 0 23 15 +8 16

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2006 Third place 4 2 0 0 2 19 21 -2 6
  2007 Third place 4 2 0 0 2 20 15 +5 6
  2008 Third place 4 2 0 0 2 11 7 +4 6
  2009 Fourth place 5 3 0 0 2 20 12 +8 9
  2011 Third place 5 3 1 0 1 23 11 +12 11
  2013 Champions 5 4 0 1 0 43 13 +30 13
  2015 Third place 5 4 0 0 1 29 12 +17 12
  2017 Champions 5 5 0 0 0 50 11 +39 15
  2019 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 0 2 10 9 +1 3
Total 9/9 40 26 1 1 12 225 111 +114 81

Asian Beach GamesEdit

Asian Beach Games record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2008 Quarterfinal 4 3 0 0 1 20 11 +9 9
  2010 Third place 6 5 0 0 1 40 15 +25 15
  2012 Champions 6 6 0 0 0 33 9 +24 18
  2014 Champions 5 3 0 1 1 21 16 +5 10
  2016 Did Not Enter
Total 4/5 21 17 0 1 3 120 51 +69 52

WAFF Beach Soccer ChampionshipEdit

West Asian Beach Soccer Championship record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2013 Champions 4 3 0 1 0 20 8 +12 10
Total 1/1 4 3 0 1 0 20 8 +12 10

Continental Beach Soccer TournamentEdit

Continental Beach Soccer Tournament record
Year Round Pld W WE WP L GS GA Dif Pts
  2016 Champions 3 3 0 0 0 21 5 +16 9
Total 1/1 3 3 0 0 0 21 5 +16 9

World Cup recordEdit

History of coachesEdit

Former notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
2012
 
Russia
Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
2013 (first title)
Succeeded by
2014
 
Brazil
Preceded by
2011
 
Japan
Asian Champions
2013 (first title)
Succeeded by
2015
 
Oman
Preceded by
2010
 
United Arab Emirates
Asian Beach Games
2012 (first title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent