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Blind football on UEFA Champions Festival programme

Date: June 2, 2015

Category: Football

Blind football will feature on the bill for the UEFA Champions Festival, a free four-day event based at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin that offers a rich feast of football, culture and other activities in the host city for next Saturday’s Champions League final.

For the first time ever, fans attending the festival will have the opportunity to witness blind players showcasing their skills when two top teams take to the pitch for an exhibition match in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Thursday evening.

Stuttgart and Bordeaux will play the exhibition match from 18:45 to 20:00 on Thursday, and former German captain Michael Ballack will be on hand to greet the players and pick up a few tips.

Click here to visit the UEFA web site and check out the full Champions Festival programme.

Footnote: UEFA Champions Festival map.

The UEFA Champions Festival will be open from 11.00–23.00 Thursday to Friday, 11.00–20.00 on Saturday and 11.00–17.00 on Sunday (all times CET).

IBSA would like to thank UEFA for this opportunity to raise the profile of blind football and UNADEV for financial support to enable the two teams to take part in the match.

The UEFA Champions Festival exhibition match is just the first of two key events IBSA Blind Football is organising this month thanks to its partnership with UEFA. On Friday June 26th UEFA is organising a disability awareness day at its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and has invited two teams to play a match for UEFA employees and partners. More news on this will be published in the next few days. 

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