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Egypt beach soccer team defeats UAE in Intercontinental Cup

Egypt beach soccer team

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team defeated the United Arab Emirates 1-3 on the opening day of the hosted in Dubai.

Egypt is in Group A along with hosts UAE, Brazil and Spain. The Brazilians were able to thrash Spain 5-2 to lead the group sharing points with the Pharaohs.

Group B includes Iran, the United States of America, Tahiti and Russia. Both Russia and Iran are leading the group with three points as Russia snatched a win from Tahiti in a thrilling 7-8 game, while Iran crushed USA 8-1.

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Defender Ahmed Elshahat gave Egypt the lead scoring the first goal before forward Ali Mohamed Ali scored the second for the Egyptians.

The UAE were able to get back the game scoring a goal from the right wing but their hopes were quickly demolished when Egypt scored a third goal a few minutes later.

Egypt’s next match will be against Brazil on Wednesday, November 7 and Spain in the final round on Thursday.

The first two teams from each group will qualify to the semi-final game on November 9, then the winners will meet on November 10.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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