Afghanistan 1-0 China / Afghanistan becomes runner-up in the 2017 CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Cup.
Afghanistan national beach soccer team could beat China, the host, 1-0 in its last game within the frame of 2017 CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Cup, Rauf Qaderi scored the goal for Afghanistan, and the team placed second. The competitions are held annually among powerful Asian teams and hosted by China. Afghanistan national beach soccer team was invited to the competitions after they performed well in Asian tournaments. The country’s national beach soccer team finished second after a lose againt Oman and two wins against Malaysia and China. It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan is currently 54th in the world and 10th in the Asia ranking, and gaining points from this competition will have a positive impact on the national team’s ranking.