Four things you should know about Mexico’s blind football team
Date: April 18, 2018
It is exactly 50 days to go until the 2018 IBSA Blind Football World Championships get underway in Madrid, Spain.
Mexico will make their debut this summer and are ranked eighth in the world.
Here are four facts to get to know the team better before Madrid 2018 gets underway on 7 June.
- The Mexican national team was formed in 2011 under the technical body of Topos Puebla.
- In the same year, Mexico made their introductory appearance on the international stage at their home Parapan American Games in Guadalajara where they finished fourth.
- Mexico went to the 2017 Copa América in Chile with the intention of a top four finish to qualify for the 2018 IBSA Blind Football World Championships. They finished fourth in the group stages, winning two out of five games. The Mexicans lost to Colombia 3-0 in the bronze medal match, but their finish meant that they qualified for the Worlds for the very first time.
- Jorge Lanzagorta, the tenacious striker who plays for Topos Puebla FC, will be the benchmark of the Mexican National Team. He is known for his strong left foot and ability to elude defenders with his quick dribbling.
Follow Topos Puebla on Facebook to stay updated with the Mexico blind football team throughout the 2018 IBSA Blind Football World Championships.
The 2018 IBSA Blind Football World Championships will feature the world’s best teams. As well as the title on offer the competition is also an important step on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
After the Opening Ceremony on 7 June, the group stages get underway on 8 June. The quarter finals and play-offs begin on 13 June with the final taking place on 17 June.