China wins Asian beach soccer title
Jinan (China), July 15 (IANS)
China beat United Arab Emirates 4-3 in a penalty shootout in the final winning their first Asian Beach Soccer Cup title.
Wan Chao scored the first goal in the fourth minute of the second period with a free kick. Then UAE overturned the scores with goals from Haitham and Hasan.
About 17 seconds before the final whistle, Liu Yisi of China scored, levelling the scores 2-2 in the overtime.
Chinese player Liu Yisi was named the top scorer and MVP of the cup event and Wen Tingyuan the best goalkeeper.
Thailand defeated Australia 4-3 in another game, clinching the third place.