Paralympic football

Day 2 morning | Football 5-a-side highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Check out some of the best moments that took place on the second morning session of Football 5-a-side.

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Day 3 morning | Football 7-a-side highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Check out some of the best moments that took place on the third morning session of Football 7-a-side.

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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held from 7-18 September 2016. Athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.

London 2012 Paralympics Blind Football

Amazing mad skills!

Best Goals | Football 5 a side | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

This is a compilation of the best goals from the Football 5 a side at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The #Rio2016 Paralympic Games were being held from 7-18 September 2016. Around 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will travel to Rio to compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.

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Paralympic football for athletes with physical disabilities

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Paralympic Moments with Football 5-A-Side Team China

Football 5-a-side - BRA vs CHN - 2nd half - Men's - B1 Prelims - London 2012 Paralympic Games

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

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Swimming Men's 100m Backstroke - S6 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Gold: Zheng Tao (China)
Silver: Jia Hongguang (China)
Bronze: Sebastian Iwanov (Germany)

Start list:
Iaroslav Semenenko (Ukraine)
Matthew Haanappel (Australia)
Swen Michaelis (Germany)
Jawad Kadhim Joudah Joudah (Iraq)
Aaron Rhind (Australia)

Men's swimming 100m Backstroke S6 Final from the London 2012 Paralympic
Games.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global
governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer
and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation
for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World
Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling
Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport
opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to
elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic
values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
For further information, please visit To
watch live action and videos on demand of the London 2012 Paralympic
Games, and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to
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Paralympic Sports A-Z: Football 5-a-side

Find out all you need to know about the Paralympic sport of football 5-a-side, including the history, rules, classification and equipment.

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Football 5-a-side, also known as blind football, is an adaptation of football for athletes with a visual impairment. The sport has been governed by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) since 1996 and it is played with modified FIFA rules.

It featured at the Paralympics for the first time at Athens 2004, and has been contested at every Games since. Brazil are the only team to win Paralympic gold and are hunting their fourth successive title at Rio 2016.

World Championships take place every four years in between the Paralympics.

Football 5-a-side teams are made up of four outfield players and one goalkeeper.

Outfield players must be classified as completely blind (B1 category), which means they have very low visual acuity and/or no light perception, whilst the goalkeeper must be sighted or partially sighted (B2 or B3 category).

To ensure fair competition, all outfield players must wear eyeshades. Teams can also have off-field guides to assist them.

The ball makes a noise due to a sound system located inside that helps players orientate themselves. As a result spectators must remain silent whilst watching the game until a goal is scored.

Blind football is played on a rectangular field that measures 40m long and 20m wide. The whole length of the pitch must be covered by kickboards to prevent the ball from going out of play.

The duration of the match is 50 minutes, divided into two 25-minute halves. Each team can request a one-minute time-out in each half. During the last two minutes of both halves, and in case of an extra time, the timekeeper must stop the clock for a free kick, kick-in, goal kick and corner kick.

Eight teams, divided into two groups of four, will compete at Rio 2016. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Group A: Brazil, Iran, Morocco and Turkey

Group B: Argentina, China, Mexico and Russia

Football 5-a-side - TUR vs BRA - 1st Half P1 - Men's Prelim. Pool B - London 2012 Paralympic Games

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

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The Incredible U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team

Ahead of the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games from the Maracana stadium in Rio, take one last look at the US Paralympic National Team.

They may not have medaled, but they gave it everything they've got.

Read more about the film here -

Directed by John Merizalde
Written and Produced by Jefferis Gray
Cinematography by Sean Conaty

Line Producer: Dylan Harrington
Gaffer: Alex Allgood
Steadicam: Tim Yoder
1st AC: Daniel Guadalupe
2nd AC: Austin English

Editor: Chad Sarahina
Original Score: Nicholas Kirk
Sound Design: Matthew Dunaway
Colorist: David Torcivia

Production Company: Whitelist
Executive Producer: Jerad Anderson

Special Thanks to Coach Stuart Sharp and Panavision Hollywood

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Football 7-a-side highlights - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Ukraine reclaim football 7 Paralympic crown

The Europeans defeated Iran 2-1 and reclaimed the Paralympic gold they had won at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

Artem Krasylnykov played the role of the hero as he scored in extra-time to give Ukraine a hard-fought and much-celebrated victory over Iran 2-1 on Friday (16 September).

Ukraine remained undefeated throughout the tournament, winning their five matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding only three.

They have also become the most decorated football 7-a-side team at Paralympic Games, with three golds and two silvers.

There were few chances during a cagey opening 10 minutes at Deodoro, until first Volodymyr Antoniuk and later Vitalii Romanchuk came close to opening the scoring for pre-match favourites Ukraine.

Their pressure finally paid off four minutes before the end of the first half when Antoniuk fired a shot with his left foot to open the scoring and give Ukraine an interval lead.

In the second 30 minutes, Ukraine had countless opportunities to put the game beyond doubt but they could not convert.

They were forced to pay for their wastefulness when Iran equalized as Mehdi Jamali, falling to the ground, pushed the ball past goalkeeper Kostiantyn Symashko.

Extra-time was then needed to determine the Paralympic gold medallist. Ukraine eventually prevailed thanks to a goal scored by Artem Krasylnykov with 15 minutes to go, to claim the coveted gold medal.

Ukraine’s route to gold included a thumping 6-0 victory over Ireland in the group stage of the competition, in which they also beat Brazil and fifth-placed Great Britain convincingly.

“I am unlimitedly happy now. Ukraine showed what we can do, said Ukraine's Taras Dutko.

“I want to thank all the Brazilian people because they are amazing and they made our competition unforgettable.”

Brazilian football legend Cafu was also at the Deodoro stadium as a Paralympic medal presenter.

“I loved all the Paralympic sports. The Paralympics are a life lesson for everyone,” he said.

“Yesterday I watched women’s sitting volleyball – Brazil against USA – and also wheelchair basketball. Today I am here for the 7-a-side football. I was always supporting the swimmers. I watch everything I can on TV or at the field.

“It is an immense honour to be a Paralympic medal presenter, and I think it is good also for athletes to have an unexpected person, maybe a hero for them, giving them their medals.”

Iran’s silver represents their best Games performance, having won bronze at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 editions.

Earlier, the home crowd had a reason to celebrate as Brazil took bronze following a 3-1 victory over the Netherlands. Leandro Goncalves do Amaral sealed the win with all three goals for the hosts, while Jeroen Schuitert scored for the Dutch.

Athletics - Men's 100m - T44 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Medallists GOLD PEACOCK Jonnie GBR - Great Britain SILVER BROWNE Richard USA - United States of America BRONZE FOURIE Arnu RSA - South Africa LONDON, 6 September - A pair of British victories less than 10 minutes apart, with wheelchair racer David WEIR (GBR) and lower-leg amputee sprinter Jonnie PEACOCK (GBR) triumphing in two of the most high-profile athletics events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, sent the Olympic Stadium spectators into euphoria on Thursday night. PEACOCK succeeded Beijing 100m champion Oscar PISTORIUS (RSA) as the man to beat in the T44 men's 100m with a superb start that saw him ahead after just 10m. It was a lead that he was never to relinquish despite being pressed hard all the way to the line, which he crossed in a Paralympic record of 10.90, just 0.05 away from his own world record set earlier this summer.The 19-year-old Briton showed his maturity by living up to all the expectations heaped on his young shoulders, as the roars of 'PEACOCK, PEACOCK' rang out around the Olympic Stadium prior to the gun being fired. The unheralded Richard BROWNE (USA) provided a challenge from an unexpected direction and finished second in a personal best 11.03. It's surreal. For the past four days I've been in the Village. I've been trying to keep focus for that time but when you've got guys like David (WEIR, GBR) going out and getting golds you just want to go out and be a part of that. It hasn't really sunk in yet. I don't think it will ever sink in. When I crossed the line and I'd won I was waiting for the time of the board and it was a relief to win. - Jonnie PEACOCK said For further information, please visit To watch live action and videos on demand of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to Also, you may follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at or on Twitter at

Swimming | Men's 50m Freestyle S3 heat 2 | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

HUANG Wenpan China Breaks the World RECORD!

Start list
2 TRONCO Cristopher Mexico
3 DU Jianping People's Republic of China
4 HUANG Wenpan People's Republic of China
5 VYNOHRADETS' Dmytro Ukraine
6 MARTINEZ TAJUELO Miguel Angel Spain
7 NASILOWSKI Gideon Namibia

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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held from 7-18 September 2016. Athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.

Day 2 evening | Football 5-a-side highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Check out some of the best moments that took place on the second evening session of Football 5-a-side.

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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held from 7-18 September 2016. Athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.

Paralympic 2012 Blind Football match between GREAT BRITAIN AND SPAIN.

Best goal.

Football 7-a-side highlights - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Check out this highlight video of Football 7-a-side at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Medalists
Gold: Russia
Silver : Ukraine
Bronze: Iran

Football 7-a-side has been a part of the Paralympic Games since 1984.

The sport, which is for those with cerebral palsy, is similar to football for able-bodied players with a few modifications. There are seven players on the field at a time rather than 11, the measurements of the playing field are smaller, there is no offside rule and throw-ins may be made with just one hand. Matches consist of two halves of 30 minutes each.
At the London 2012 Games, 64 athletes competed in the sport.


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality. For further information, please visit

To watch videos on demand from Paralympic Games and to subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to Also, you may follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at or on
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David Beckham tries out blind football with Paralympic GB hopefuls

A blindfolded Beckham is put through his paces by Dave Clarke, the ParalympicsGB captain at Beijing 2008, in a training session.

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David Beckham Plays Blind Football | Paralympics | Sainsbury's

David Beckham has a go at playing blind football with the Paralympics GB Visually Impaired Football Team. But can he score a goal blindfolded?
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Paralympic Sports A-Z: Football 7-a-side

Find out all you need to know about the Paralympic sport of football 7-a-side, including the history, rules, classification and equipment.

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This September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, football 7-a-side will make its ninth appearance in a Paralympics Games.

As the name implies, the sport is similar to its able-bodied version, with some modifications:

•Two teams of seven each are on the field

•The sport is for athletes with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury

•There is no offside rule

•Throw-ins may be made with just one hand and roll-ins are also allowed

•Matches consist of two halves of 30 minutes each

•In football 7, the pitch (75m x 55m compared to 120m x 90m, maximum) and goal posts (5m x 2m compared to 7.32m x 2.44m) are smaller

•In the semi-final and final matches, if the scores are level after 60 minutes, two periods of 10 minutes of extra time will be played

•If nobody wins in extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out

•The objectives are the same: teams try to put the ball in their opponent’s goal, while defending their own.

Athletes are allocated to four sport classes (FT5, FT6, FT7 and FT8) depending on the impact of the athlete’s impairment on his performance.

Each team has to have one FT5 or FT6 player on the field at all times and is not allowed to have more than one FT8 player on the field. A dedicated story on classification in football 7-a-side will be published later in this Sport Week series.

The International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) is the global governing body of the sport.

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