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Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017
02 Nov 2017

World's top four into Dubai semi-finals

Brazil will take on Iran while Russia face Portugal in the final four on Friday.


The semi-finals of the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup were confirmed on Thursday on a day of new records and late drama.

An extra-time own-goal from Moslem Mesigar helped Russia to a 4-3 victory against Iran in the battle for top spot in Group B.

Last year's runners-up Iran battled back from 3-0 down to level with five minutes left of the final period but Mesigar's late misfortunate early in the additional frame proved decisive. It was also the 47th goal of the day - the most on a single day in the competition's history.

European champions Russia will now take on Portugal in a repeat of September's Euro Beach Soccer League final while Iran face the tough task of stopping holders Brazil in the other semi-final.

The Brazilians dished out another punishing defeat for the UAE in Dubai, sealing their Group A campaign with a 15-4 win.

Gilberto Costa’s men will head into the semi-finals full of confidence after setting a new record for goals in a single match at the competition, with four-goal Ze Lucas among the key players in a one-sided contest.

The UAE - beaten 11-1 by Brazil in 2016 - will hope to recover quickly for their fifth-place play-off quest tomorrow and Saturday.

Portugal survived a scare to make it into the last four, with a tight victory on penalties against Egypt in Group A.

The former world champions were 5-1 up at the end of a first period in which they dominated, but were pegged back and needed a late Jordan Santos equaliser to take the scoreline to 6-6 and ensure extra-time.

That proved goalless and, in the ensuing penalty shootout, Elshahat Mohamed saw his spot kick saved before Jordan stroked home the winner.

Paraguay have their first points following an enthralling 5-4 win against Mexico.

In a contest that saw both sides trade the lead, third-period goals from Paraguay's Carlos Carballo and Edgar Barreto ensured their side third place, while Mexico head into the play-offs awaiting their first win.

Thursday results

16:15 - Mexico v Paraguay

17:30 - Egypt (1) 6-6 (3) Portugal

18:45 - UAE 4-15 Brazil

20:00 - Iran 3-4 Russia (AET)

Friday fixtures

16:15 - Egypt v Mexico (Fifth-place play-off)

17:30 - Paraguay v UAE (Fifth-place play-off)

18:45 - Russia v Portugal (Semi-final)

20:00 - Iran v Brazil (Semi-final)

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
November 11, 2017 - November 18, 2017
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Universidad autonoma paraguay UAM 3 2 1 0 16 8 8 8
Logo bsww2016 calendar CUDP 3 2 0 1 15 12 3 6
Bolivia HAM 3 1 0 2 10 11 -1 3
Colombia DUH 3 0 0 3 8 18 -10 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Sampaio correa fc logo SAMC 3 3 0 0 28 5 23 9
Monagas difalo futbol playa MDFL 3 1 1 1 11 22 -11 4
Graden club paraguay GDC 3 1 0 2 16 16 0 3
Logo bsww2016 calendar FERR 3 0 0 3 7 19 -12 0
Group Stage - Group C
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Vascodagama VAS 3 3 0 0 24 6 18 9
Malvin MAL 3 2 0 1 11 16 -5 6
Universidad arturo prat UAP 3 1 0 2 14 16 -2 3
Delfin sporting club escudo DSPC 3 0 0 3 7 18 -11 0
Play-off for 11th Place
Play-off for 9th Place
Logo bsww2016 calendar FERR 3 - 5 DSPC Delfin sporting club escudo
Universidad arturo prat UAP 10 - 5 DUH Colombia
Play-off for 7th Place
Play-off for 5th Place
Bolivia HAM 3 - 5 MDFL Monagas difalo futbol playa
Logo bsww2016 calendar CUDP 2 - 9 SAMC Sampaio correa fc logo
Universidad arturo prat UAP 2 - 4 DSPC Delfin sporting club escudo
Monagas difalo futbol playa MDFL 3 - 8 SAMC Sampaio correa fc logo
Quarter-finals
Monagas difalo futbol playa MDFL 4 - 7 MAL Malvin
Universidad autonoma paraguay UAM 11 - 3 HAM Bolivia
Vascodagama VAS 7 - 4 CUDP Logo bsww2016 calendar
Sampaio correa fc logo SAMC 5 - 6 GDC Graden club paraguay
Semi-finals
Universidad autonoma paraguay UAM 4 - 5 (AET) MAL Malvin
Vascodagama VAS 10 - 4 GDC Graden club paraguay
Play-off for 3rd place
Graden club paraguay GDC 0 - 0 UAM Universidad autonoma paraguay
Final
Malvin MAL 0 - 0 VAS Vascodagama
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