Iran beach soccer climb to world rankings Number two

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Asian champions Iran climbed to second in the world rankings during August.

Asian champions Iran are Movers of the Month for August, replacing Portugal as the world’s second best beach soccer nation, beachsoccer.com wrote.

Iran – again under the tutelage of Brazilian coach Marco Octavio – were not in action last month but climb to second spot as a result of Portugal losing points.

Elsewhere in the top five, Tahiti climb above Russia to fourth while Paraguay swap places with Japan to move to eighth in the world.

El Salvador are among the biggest climbers in the upper echelons of the rankings as they jump three places to 14th while Ukraine and Spain both slip despite impressive recent performances in the Euro Beach Soccer League.

Results from the league’s normal stages do not count towards ranking points although this month’s Superfinal and Promotion Final will bring about a number of changes over the coming weeks as Europe’s best sides battle it out for either the continental title or for promotion to the top tier.