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IBSA Football Committee launches call for bids for next regional championships

Date: September 12, 2019

Category: Football

The IBSA Football Committee has launched a call for bids from IBSA member countries interested in hosting its regional championships in 2020 and 2021.

As countries prepare to travel to Rome for next week's European Championships and with this year's Asian Championships, Central American Championships and African Championships all taking place over the coming months, the committee is looking to the future and seeking to secure hosts well in advance of the next cycle of regional events.

The events for which the committee is requesting expressions of interest in hosting are as follows:

2020 European Championships Division 2 (preferably in late september/early October)
2021 African Championships
2021 American Championships
2021 Asian Championships
2021 Central American Championships
2021 European Championships Division 1

IBSA member organisations are invited initially to send an email expressing their interest in hosting any of these regional events by Tuesday 31st December. The email should be addressed to IBSA Executive Director Henk van Aller ([email protected]) and IBSA Football Committee Chair Ulrich Pfisterer ([email protected]).

Interested countries will then be asked to complete and submit a full bid to host using the IBSA sanction application form by Tuesday 31st March 2020. If they so wish, countries may submit a full bid along with their expression of interest. 

All of the championships will be part of the qualification process for the next IBSA Blind Football World Championships in 2022.

The committee has decided to bring forward the European Championships Division 2 to the second half of 2020 following a request to do so from some countries. By holding the Division 2 championships in 2020, those countries which qualify for the 2021 European Championships Division 1 will not face the burden of seeking funds for two major events in one year.

For more information on the process or requirements please contact [email protected].

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