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Blind football weekend round-up – the UK and Czech Republic take centre stage

Date: May 30, 2014

Category: Football


A big weekend is on the cards for blind football in Europe, with two events set to take place in England and the Czech Republic.

The Royal National College in Hereford, venue for the 2010 IBSA Blind Football World Championships, hosts another major international tournament in the shape of the Quad Nations Tournament this weekend.

Organised by the English Football Association, the tournament brings together Paralympic and IBSA World champions Brazil, European champions Spain, hosts England and Italy for three day’s play. Some of the teams will be using the event as a prep for the upcoming IBSA Blind Football World Championships in Japan in November of this year.

According to England Performance Director and IBSA Football Committee member Jeff Davis, “this tournament will be a real challenge for the England team against higher ranked teams in blind football. We are delighted to host this event as we continue to develop as a team and use it as preparation for the 2015 European Championships, which we hope to host at the Royal National College.”

Fixture list

Friday 30th May

12:00 Brazil v Spain
15:00 England v Italy

Saturday 31st May

12:00 Italy v Brazil
15:00 England v Spain

Sunday 1st June

09:00 Spain v Italy
11:00 England v Brazil

Over in the Czech Republic, the Bučovice Blind Football Cup 2014 kicks off tomorrow morning at 9am. Eight clubs from six countries – Germany, England, Hungary, Brazil, Greece and the Czech Republic – are taking part in this second edition of the tournament, hosted by Avoy MU Brno.

Here are the groups for the tournament:

Group A: MTV Stuttgart, Worcester BFC, Chemnitzer FC, LÁSS Budapest
Group B: ICB Bahia, Avoy MU Brno, FC St. Pauli, Pirsos Thessaloniki

The cup begins with an all-German affair – MTV Stuttgart taking on Chemnitzer FC – and finishes on Sunday evening, with the final scheduled to kick off at 4pm.

Click here for full information, and here to view the event on Facebook.

IBSA Blind Football page on Facebook


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