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Spain to compete in Rio 2016 blind football competition

Date: August 23, 2016

Category: Football

Following the CAS ruling earlier today regarding the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Spain has been confirmed as the country to replace the Russian team in the Football 5-a-side (blind football) competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games next month.

The International Paralympic Committee offered the Football 5-a-side slots to the Spanish Paralympic Committee by virtue of Spain's third-place finish at the 2015 IBSA Blind Football European Championships in Hereford, England, last year.

The Spanish Paralympic Committee confirmed in a press release this evening that it has accepted the invitation and will enter the Spanish blind football team for Rio 2016. Click here to read the press release (in Spanish).  

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