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UAE to face Mozambique, Spain and Tahiti in Beach Soccer World Cup – News


The United Arab Emirates will face Mozambique, Spain and Tahiti in Group B of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, organizers said on Thursday.

The draw for the biggest beach soccer event took place in Zurich on Thursday.

Russia will host the flagship event (August 19-29) next month and 16 teams will be vying for top honors.

Host country Russia is in Group A along with the United States, Paraguay and Japan, while Group C includes Belarus, El Salvador, Switzerland and Brazil. Group D will include Portugal, Oman, Senegal and Uruguay.

The UAE will start their campaign against Tahiti on August 19 before facing Mozambique on the 21st. In their final group game, the UAE will face Spain on the 23rd.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.

Ali Hamad Al Badawi, Board Member of the Football Association and Chairman of the Beach Football Committee, said the UAE team will give their best against the strong teams in the United Arab Emirates. World Cup.

Al Badwawi said the national team are continuing their preparations in Dubai.

Meanwhile, the UAE will also compete in the Ukrainian Cup later this month (July 21-23).

Hosts Ukraine, Oman and Turkey will be the other teams in the warm-up tournament.

The first Beach Soccer World Cup was held in 1995, with France winning the final against Portugal.

Brazil are the most successful team in the competition with five titles.

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