Ireland and Poland to meet in Euro Challenge Cup final
Date: May 12, 2018
Poland and Ireland will meet in the final of the IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup in Krakow later today following semi-final wins over Belarus and Hungary respectively.
The hosts booked their slot in the final thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Belarussians, with Jung and Mkrtchyan both scoring two. Kavaliou pulled a goal back for Belarus but it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts progressing.
Caption: Poland team photo following victory over Belarus.
Ireland overcame Hungary in a penalty shoot-out to reach their first ever final following a tight 0-0 draw.
The final is at 18:30 local time, and Belarus and Hungary play the 3rd-4th place play-off at 16:00.
Today’s opening match for fifth and sixth place (11:00) will be yet another milestone in blind football as new teams Switzerland and Austria meet for the very first time.
All the matches will be streamed live on Facebook.
The IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup is a development tournament for new and emerging European teams. It is held as part of the UEFA-backed IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe.
Caption: UEFA Equal Game banner.