IBSA Football Committee statement regarding qualification slots for Rio 2016
Date: August 4, 2015
According to the IPC qualification criteria and the final standings at the IBSA Blind Football World Championships in Japan in November 2014, the remaining team slots for the Football Five-a-side competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (in addition to Brazil and Argentina, who have already qualified) will be the highest ranking teams at the following events:
– IPC Parapan American Games, Toronto: 1 team slot (disregarding the teams already qualified – Brazil and Argentina).
– IBSA Blind Football European Championships, Hereford: 2 team slots.
– IBSA Blind Football Asian Championships, Tokyo: 2 team slots.
– IBSA Blind Football African Championships, Douala: 1 team slot.
IBSA Football Committee.