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Brazil blind football tournament kicks off tomorrow

Date: May 31, 2016

Category: Football

Rio de Janeiro is the host city for one of the biggest pre-Paralympic Games blind football tournaments, kicking off tomorrow in the city that will host the games later this year.

Hosted by CBDV, the Brazilian Sports Confederation for the Visually Impaired, the 5th International Challenge in Blind Football will bring together six of the eight teams that have qualified for Rio 2016.

Brazil, Argentina, China, Iran, Morocco and Mexico – all Paralympic qualifiers – will be joined by Japan and a Brazil B team in the eight-team, five-day competition at the Benjamin Constant Institute.

Caption: Mexico faces the hosts in the opening match tomorrow morning.

Play begins tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time when Brazil takes on Mexico. Japan faces Iran at 10:50, then Argentina will face Brazil B at 14:00. Tomorrow's final match at 15:50 will involve China and Morocco.

The competition will be streamed live on the following links:

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Caption: Rio 2016 Paralympic Games logo. 


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