Two wins out of two have secured Spain top spot in Group B and a berth in the last eight at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2007. Their final game in the section pits them against the departing Iranians.
Following a successful outing against Portugal, in which they clinched their pass to the knockout stages and first place in the group, it is more than likely that Spain will give their supporting cast a chance to shine. With nothing at stake, coach Joaquin will be tempted to rest some of his habitual starters, and Amarelle, who is still struggling with a sore back, is perhaps the man most in need of a break.
The Asian representatives have been a revelation in Rio and the run-out against the group winners will give them another 36 minutes of valuable experience that should stand them in good stead for the future.
This will be the second time the two sides have faced each other at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Spain running out 6-1 winners in 2006.