Papeete: Japan notched a thrilling 4-3 extra-time win over Cote d'Ivoire to enter into the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013.
Papeete: The UAE crashed to their second defeat at the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup on Saturday when the Gulf side went down 5-2 to Spain having twice led the Group A encounter.
Papeete: Japan put themselves back in contention for a place in the knockout stage of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a clinical 3-1 victory over Paraguay in their second Group D match on Friday.
Papeete: A gallant fightback from the UAE was not enough for the two-time Asian champions avoid defeat in their opening match of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as the Gulf side went down 3-2 to tournament hosts Tahiti.
Papeete: The 26-match unbeaten streak of Iran ended in their opening match of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as the Asian champions went down 4-1 to Brazil.
Papeete: Japan made reigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup champions Russia work hard for the opening win in the defence of their title with two quickfire goals in the second and third periods consigning the East Asians to a 4-1 defeat.
Tokyo: Japan will continue preparations for the forthcoming 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with matches against Portugal, Italy and Spain at the BSWW Mundialito Gaia tournament later this month.
Haiyang: The UAE had to settle for second place at the inaugural Asian Beach Soccer Cup after the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers went down 2-1 on penalties to hosts China after the two sides were locked at 2-2 at the end of extra-time.