Iran has some of the best futsal players in the continent and also in the world including Vahid Shamsaee, world's top international futsal scorer with over 330 goals scored so far.
Futsal teams in Iran partly enjoy their success due to the style of soccer played outside, Gol Koochik, which means small goal. The goal is ca. 100x60cm and the ball is light-weight. This is the kind of soccer many Iranians play. Great dribbling skills are needed and players need to learn to maneuver the ball quickly.