Oman bags top honours at beach soccer event in China

Oman beach soccer squad with the trophy in Haikou, China on Sunday

Oman claimed the top honours at the Belt & Road International Beach Soccer Cup 2017, organised by the Chinese Football Association (CFA), in the Chinese port city of Haikou on Sunday.

Talib Hilal-coached Oman were undefeated in the four-nation tournament.

In the final and concluding match on Sunday, Oman edged past Malaysia 5-4 to lift the title. Abdullah al Sauti, Jalal al Sinani struck two goals each while Noah al Zadjali scored one for Oman.

Earlier, Oman beat Afghanistan 3-2 in the tournament opener on Friday and followed it with a 6-0 win over hosts China on Saturday.

Sauti was adjudged the best player and Yahya al Araimi lifted the top scorer’s trophy.

The other members of Talib Hilal's squad were Hilal al Araimi, Munthir al Araimi, Amjad al Hamdani, Sharif al Balushi, Hamoud al Touqi and Haitham al Omrani.

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