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Stage set for final day at blind football tournament in Seoul

Date: May 16, 2015

Category: Football

Play kicks off at 10:00 local time in the final day of the blind football competition at the Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games.

There are four mouthwatering fixtures on the schedule today in the placement matches to decide the final standings at the event.

First up is Korea vs Russia for 7th and 8th spots. The hosts will be looking to please the home fans with a win to secure 7th place.

At 12:00 Turkey face Japan for 5th and 6th place. Turkey have yet to score in the tournament while Japan have netted six so far, but it will be a close match between the teams ranked 8th and 9th worldwide,

Spain and China will meet in the bronze medal (3rd-4th place) match at 14:00. Spain came second in group 2 with four points and China secured second spot in group 1 on 7 points.

At 16:00 the gold medal match features Argentina, who took a maximum nine points thanks to victories over Spain, Russia and Turkey in group 2, against Great Britain, a much-improved team from recent outings who topped group 1 at the end of the round-robin stage on 10 points.

GB sits in 11th place in the IBSA Blind Football world rankings and Argentina are ranked 3rd.

For more information on the tournament and live updates throughout the day visit the IBSA Blind Football Facebook page.    

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