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China wins Asian Beach Soccer Cup title


09:11, July 15, 2013

JINAN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China won the first gold medal on Sunday in Asian Beach Soccer Cup, after a penalty shootout over United Arab Emirates 4-3 in the final.

Wan Chao made the first score in the fourth minute of the second period with a free kick. Then UAE overturned the scores by the goals of Haitham and Hasan.

About 17 seconds before the final whistle, Liu Yisi of China shot after tackling, helping China 2-2 into the overtime. UAE wasted two chances of freekick, and there was no more goals during overtime.

In the shootout, UAE player Kamal's shot was blocked by goalkeeper Wen Tingyuan in the second round. China took the gold medal of Asian Beach Soccer Cup first time in the history.

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 the other game, wining the third place.

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