Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 will be remembered for producing high drama and breathtaking goals over 32 matches with Islamic Republic of Iran winning a record-equalling third title in Pattaya.
With the sun settling on the Jomtien Beach Arena, the-AFC.com highlights some interesting facts and figures that caught the eye throughout the tournament.
Pattaya: Islamic Republic of Iran defeated Japan in the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 final on Sunday with a focused and determined approach, according to head coach Ali Naderi Hosseinabadi.
Iran put on a flawless display as they dominated the match from start to finish against a previously undefeated Japanese team at the Jomtien Beach Arena, with the Central Asian side cruising to a 6-0 win for a record-equalling third title..
Hosseinabadi praised his players for putting on their best performance and attributed their success to the hard work in training.
Pattaya: Head coach Teruki Tabata has promised to win the title back for Japan following their painful 6-0 defeat to Islamic Republic of Iran in the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 final on Sunday.
Japan’s quest to win a record-extending fourth title was derailed by an inspired Iranian side at the Jomtien Beach Arena.
The three-time champions had been flawless until the final where they were outplayed by Iran, which Tabata says was really upsetting.
Hilal: Oman’s strong mentality secured win against UAE
Pattaya: Oman head coach Talib Hilal believes his players' determination paved the way for a 4-2 win over United Arab Emirates in the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 third place playoff on Sunday.
Oman came back from a goal down to defeat UAE with Hilal saying that his team worked hard for the result.
Patttaya: Takuya Akaguma emerged the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023 Top Scorer as the tournament came to a conclusion on Sunday.
Although Akaguma did not score in the final as Japan fell to a 6-0 defeat, his 11 goals played a key role in taking the East Asian side into the decider and also book a place in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2023.