TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iraq Football Association has confirmed the appointment of Iranian Karim Moghaddam as the new coach of the Iraq beach soccer team.
Moghaddam took the reign of the Iraq team after coaching Lebanon beach soccer team for over three years.
"I am very glad to start working with the Iraqi Football Federation", Moghaddam told Beach Soccer Worldwide.
"I had been offered positions by four Asian and North American countries, but eventually I chose Iraq because I know Iraqi players have a great potential for success in beach soccer."
The new coach also offered words of confidence when asked about his future ambitions with the team.
"Using my 15-years of experience in beach soccer, I plan to build a powerful team in Iraq. In four months' time, and with support of Iraq Football Federation, we can achieve very good results in the FIFA World Cup 2019 Qualification in Thailand," Moghaddam added.