AFC Beach Soccer Championship 2017, Lebanon Fall Short Of WC Qualification
11 Mar.2017– Lebanon started their quest to qualify for the world cup with great fashion, defeating both Oman(4-3) and Thailand(6-1) in the group stages.
Heading to the knockout stages, we were facing UAE as our eyes were locked on qualifying to the WC. After a tense game, the score was tied at 4-4. Penalties were the only solution to separate both teams. Unfortunately, we were unlucky as we lost 2-1 in the shootout.
Our final chance to reach the WC was against Japan in the third place match. The Japanese were ready and took the lead early on and kept control of the game as they won 6-3. Lebanon finished 4th in these qualifications thus blowing their chances to reach the Finals.
Iran finally defeated UAE to crown themselves champions.