Brazil stays on top after Blind Football American Championships match day three
Date: December 1, 2017
No change at the top of the table after match day three at the IBSA Blind Football American Championships in Santiago de Chile.
Brazil holds on to its leading position after beating Chile 5-1 thanks to a double from Ricardinho – including his 100th goal for the Brazilian team – and strikes from Raimundo Mendes, Severino Silva and Cássio Rais. Victor Silva, leading goal-scorer in the tournament so far, pulled one back for the hosts.
Yesterday's opening game was a close-fought affair between Colombia and Mexico. With both teams hoping to take the points and secure a healthy spot in the league table, in the end it was Colombia who came out on top (2-0). Juan Pérez and Jhon González found the back of the net for the Colombians.
Caption: Colombian national team.
Argentina had few difficulties in defeating Peru, competing for the very first time, and the final score was 8-0 (Veliz , Rodríguez , Velo ).
Brazil sits top of the table on nine points, followed by Argenina and Colombia on seven. Thanks to its superior goal difference (+11 to +3) Argentina is second.
Chile is fourth on three point, Mexico fifth and Peru sixth.
Caption: round-robin standings after match day three.
Fixtures match day four – Friday December 1st
10:00 Argentina vs Brazil
12:30 Chile vs Mexico
16:30 Colombia vs Perú
Three teams will qualify from Chile 2017 to take part in the IBSA Blind Football World Championships in Madrid, Spain, in June 2018. As reigning world champions (Tokyo 2014), Brazil has qualified automatically for Madrid 2018.
IBSA's local partners in hosting the event are the Chilean Sports Federation for the Visually Impaired and the Paralympic Committee of Chile.
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Caption: logo for the IBSA Blind Football American Championships Chile 2017.