Fri Aug 4, 2017 8:14AM
The national Iranian men's beach soccer team (file photo)
The national Iranian men's beach soccer team (file photo)

The national Iranian men's beach soccer team has kept its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of the Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) rankings, and stayed put in the world’s third spot.

According to the latest monthly rankings released by the BSWW, the organization responsible for the founding and growth of beach soccer, Team Melli Football Saheli notched up 3,156 points.

Japan occupied the second place in Asia and sat in the eight slot in the global rankings with 1,730 points.

The Japanese squad was followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman teams, which landed in the 10th and 15th spots respectively, having gained 1,418 and 1,041 points.

The 2017 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Beach Soccer World Cup champion Brazil stood on the top of the global rankings with 4,570 points.

Portugal accumulated 3,313 points to claim second position. Fourth-placed Russians tallied 2,869 points. Tahiti stood fifth, having racked up 2,715 points.