Mon Mar 6, 2017 11:4AM
The picture shows a view of the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Group A match between Iran (players in white) and Afghanistan on the Pantai Batu Buruk beach, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, on March 6, 2017.
The picture shows a view of the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Group A match between Iran (players in white) and Afghanistan on the Pantai Batu Buruk beach, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, on March 6, 2017.

The Iranian men's national beach soccer team has defeated Afghanistan to cruise to its second resounding win at the preliminary round of the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia.

On Monday, the Iranian squad notched up a dissevered 6-1 victory over the Afghan side in a Group A match on the Pantai Batu Buruk beach in the northeastern Malaysian city of Kuala Terengganu.

It came a day after the Iranian outfit subdued Malaysia 14-0 in its opening match.

The Iranian men’s national beach soccer team is scheduled to face China on Tuesday, before it takes on Bahrain in the last group stage fixture the next day.

The 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship kicked off in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, on March 4, and will wrap up on March 11, 2017.The top three teams will qualify for the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.

Iran is pitted against Afghanistan, Bahrain, China and Malaysia in Group A. Lebanon, Oman, Thailand and Uzbekistan are drawn in Group B. Iraq, Japan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates shape Group C.