Iran wins Asian Beach Soccer Championship on penalties

Iran made history by winning the Asian beach soccer championship for the first time.

Iran came back from a 6-3 deficit to secure a 6-6 draw against Japan in regulation time of the final of the Asian qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. There were no goals in the two 3-minute extra periods but the Persians finally defeated the defending Asian champions 5-4 on penalties at Doha’s Katara Beach.

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