2006 AFC Beach Soccer Championship

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2006 AFC Beach Soccer Championship
2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC)
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 22–26 May 2006
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Bahrain (1st title)
Runners-up  Japan
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  China
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 90 (9 per match)
2007

The 2006 AFC Beach Soccer championship also known as the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for (AFC) was the first beach soccer championship for Asia, held in May 2006, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bahrain won the championship, with Japan finishing second and Iran winning the third place-play off, to claim third. The three teams moved on to play in the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 2 - November 12.[1]

Competing nations[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
W+
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Japan 2 2 0 0 23 3 +20 6
 Iran 2 1 0 1 11 10 +1 3
 Philippines 2 0 0 2 3 24 −21 0

22 May 2006
Japan  16 – 0  Philippines
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

23 May 2006
Japan  7 – 3  Iran
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

24 May 2006
Iran  8 – 3  Philippines
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
W+
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Bahrain 2 2 0 0 11 4 +7 6
 China 2 1 0 1 4 7 −3 3
 United Arab Emirates 2 0 0 2 7 11 −4 0

22 May 2006
Bahrain  7 – 4  United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

23 May 2006
Bahrain  4 – 0  China
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

24 May 2006
China  4 – 3  United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 May 2006
  Bahrain  7  
  Iran  2  
 
26 May 2006
      Bahrain  5
    Japan  3
Third place
25 May 2006 26 May 2006
  Japan  3   Iran  6
  China  2     China  4

Winners[edit]

 (2006) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Qualification (AFC) Winners: 

Bahrain
First title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1  Bahrain
2  Japan
3  Iran
4  China
5  United Arab Emirates
6  Philippines

References[edit]