Sports Desk Dubai
Host UAE will face European giants Portugal, Spain and African champions Senegal in the group stages of the 10th Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup in Dubai.
The premier beach soccer event will be held on Kite Beach in Dubai from November 2-6. In the other group, newly-crowned world champions and three-time winners, Russia, will compete with Iran, Paraguay and Japan.
The draw was held on Tuesday at Dubai Sports Council headquarters. The tournament is organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Beach Soccer Worldwide in association with UAE Football Association.
The eight teams will play three days of group stage matches, with the top two from each group advancing to the semifinals.