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China wins Asian beach soccer title

News 15 Jul 2013, 16:45 IST

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.

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