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 By Chris Wright

Iran striker scores outrageous goal at Beach Soccer World Cup

As you may or may not be aware, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was wrapped up over the weekend when Brazil secured their 14th overall title with a 6-0 drubbing of Tahiti in Sunday's final.

However, the highlight of the latter stages came in the third-place playoff between Iran and Italy, in which striker Mohammad Mokhtari lit up the match with a truly audacious overhead kick.

Having previously come close with the exact same set-piece, Mokhtari latched onto a long throw from his goalkeeper to power home an acrobatic shot from the tightest of angles.

Iran went on to secure an emphatic 5-3 victory and thus the bronze medal having reached the semifinal stages of the FIFA tournament for the first time in their history.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.


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