2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (AFC)

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The 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers for AFC was a continental beach soccer
Beach soccer
Beach soccer, also known as beach football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand. The game emphasises skill, agility and shooting at goal....

 tournament, which took place from February 27 to March 4, 2011, in Muscat
Muscat, Oman
Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. As of 2008, the population of the Muscat metropolitan area was 1,090,797. The metropolitan area spans approximately and includes six provinces called wilayats...

, Oman
Oman
Oman , officially called the Sultanate of Oman , is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the...

, seeing the tournament leave Dubai
Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

 for the first time. Beach Soccer Worldwide
Beach Soccer Worldwide
Beach Soccer Worldwide is the organisation responsible for the founding and growth of the association football derivative sport of beach soccer...

 and FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 decided to move the location of the championship to the Al-Musannah Sports City complex in Muscat
Muscat, Oman
Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. As of 2008, the population of the Muscat metropolitan area was 1,090,797. The metropolitan area spans approximately and includes six provinces called wilayats...

, due to the success of the 2010 Asian Beach Games
2010 Asian Beach Games
The 2nd Asian Beach Games were held in Muscat, Oman from 8 December 2010 to 16 December 2010. The opening ceremony was held in the Al-Musannah Sports City , Muscat.-Emblem:...

 held there.

The two finalists and the third place play-off winner earned qualification to represent Asia at the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
The 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was the sixth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, governed by FIFA. Previous editions before 2005 were not governed by FIFA and were held under the title Beach Soccer World Championships. Overall this was the 16th edition of the World Cup since its...

 in Ravenna
Ravenna
Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and the second largest comune in Italy by land area, although, at , it is little more than half the size of the largest comune, Rome...

, Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 being Japan
Japan national beach soccer team
The Japan national beach soccer team represents Japan in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the JFA, the governing body for football of the country.-Current squad:Current as of August 2011.Head coach: Ruy Ramos...

, who won the championship for a second consecutive time, Oman
Oman national beach soccer team
Oman national beach soccer team represents Oman in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the Oman Football Association, the governing body for football in Oman.-Current squad:Correct as of September 2011....

 who finished in second place, qualifying to the world cup for the first time and Iran
Iran national beach soccer team
The Iran national beach soccer team represents Iran in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the I.R.I.F.F., the governing body for football in Iran.-Current squad:*Head Coach: Behzad Dadashzadeh...

 who beat the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates national beach soccer team
The United Arab Emirates national beach soccer team represents the United Arab Emirates in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the UAE Football Association , the governing body for football in the United Arab Emirates.-Current squad:...

 in the third place play off, to qualify by finishing in third place for the fourth time.

Participating teams


A tournament record 11 teams, an increase of four teams following the seven that participated in the 2009
2009 AFC Beach Soccer Championship
The 2009 AFC Beach Soccer Championship was a qualifying tournament held during 7 November – 11, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that determined which two participants will represent the AFC region at the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.-Format:...

 qualifiers confirmed their participation in the competition, with many newcomers, showing the ever growing popularity of the sport.
Originally, 15 teams were going to take part, which included Afghanistan, Palestine, Qatar and Yemen. However, the four countries pulled out of the tournament because of an undisclosed reason.

Group stage


The draw to divide the eleven teams into the following three groups was conducted on 24 February 2011. The group stage commenced on 27 February 2011 and consisted of each nation playing each other once in a single round-robin format. To qualify for the quarter finals, a team must have finished in the top two of each group or have one of the two best records of the third placed group finishers.

All kickoff times are listed as Omani local time (UTC+4
UTC+4
UTC+04:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +04. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as . This time is used in:Gulf Standard Time uses UTC+04.-As standard time :...

).
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third placed teams advance to the Quarter finals

Group A

Team
3 3 0 0 20 9
11
9
3 2 0 1 9 4
5
6
3 0 1 2 10 20 −10 2
3 0 0 3 11 17 −6 0


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Group B

Team
2 1 1 0 10 4
6
5
2 1 0 1 13 9
4
3
2 0 0 2 4 14 −10 0


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Group C

Team
3 3 0 0 12 3
9
9
3 2 0 1 10 9
1
6
3 1 0 2 11 9
2
3
3 0 0 3 6 18 −12 0


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Third placed teams


Because some groups contain four teams and some three, matches against the fourth-placed team in each group are not included in this ranking.
Team
2 0 0 2 4 6 −2 0
2 0 0 2 4 14 −10 0
2 0 0 2 5 16 −11 0

Knockout stage



Quarter finals



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Semi finals



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Third place play off



Final



Winners



Awards

Best Player (MVP)
  Yahya Al-Araimi
Top Scorer(s)
  Takeshi Kawaharazuka   Ishaq Al-Mas
8 goals
Best Goalkeeper
  Shingo Terukina

Top scorers


8 goals Takeshi Kawaharazuka Ishaq Al-Mas
7 goals Hussein Jabbar Shusei Yamauchi Ali Hassan Karim
6 goals Yahya Al-Araimi Jamoliddin Sharipov
5 goals Rashed Jamal Mohammad Ahmadzadeh Jalal Al-Sinani Rashid Ahmed Hassan
4 goals Han Xue Mehdi Hassani Moslem Mesigar Khaild Al-Zaabi Adel Ranjabar
3 goals Gui Qixuan Farid Boloukbashi Ali Naderi

3 goals (cont.) Omar Al-Jaser Abdulwahhab Al-Safi Youssef Al-Saqer Yaqoob Rabia
2 goals Mohamed Darwish Ebrahim Hasan Yaqoob Nesuf Talal Yousef
Talal Yousef
Talal Yousif Mohammed , known mainly as Talal Yousif, is a Bahraini footballer. He currently plays for Al-Riffa.Yousif plays mainly as an offensive midfielder and sometimes as a striker...

 Qiu Hao Hassan Abdollahi Farough Dara Sadeq Jabr Takashi Arakaki Hirofumi Oda Teruki Tabata Haitham Al-Araimi Mohammad Nassif Javlon Anorov Fakhriddin Samegov Abdusattor Sattorov
1 goal Yilihanmu Aihaiti Gede Darmasuta Dewa Kadek Dwipayudha

1 goal (cont.) Nyoman Jumada Komang Kariana Wayan Metrajaya Juli Parimawan Moshtak Kadhim Kunihiro Wakabayashi Abdulaziz Al-Eid Hani Al-Dhabit Omar Akil Omar Al-Najjar Alaa Arnaout Ahmad Shatta Humaid Al-Balooshi Rami Al-Mesaabi Walid Mohammed Qambar Sadeqi Furkat Azizov Nodir Elibaev
Own goal Ishaq Al-Mas (for Kuwait)

Final standings

Rank Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11