Iran Beach Soccer 5th in World Rankings

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محمد احمدزاده، فوتبال ساحلی ایران و نیجریه

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran beach soccer is on the verge of surpassing Italy in the world rankings.

The Iranian team is fifth with 2199 points. Team Melli is behind Italy in the rankings which stands fourth with 2203 points.

Portugal remains the top team with 3440 points.

Russia is second with 3204, followed by Brazil who is third with 2995 points.

Iran is scheduled to meet Switzerland in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup semi-final early Friday.

Iran started the campaign in Bahamas with a win over Mexico but lost to Italy in its second match.

The Persians advanced to the quarters after defeating Nigeria on penalties.   

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