2002 CPISRA Pan-American Soccer Championship

The 2002 CPISRA Pan-American Soccer Championship was an American championship for men's national 7-a-side association football teams. CPISRA stands for Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association. Athletes with a physical disability competed. The Championship took place in Chile from 22 to 29 September 2002.[1]

2002 CPISRA Pan-American Soccer Championship
Tournament details
Host countryChile Chile
Dates22 – 29 September 2002
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Brazil
Runners-upArgentina Argentina
Third placeUnited States United States
Fourth placeChile Chile

Football 7-a-side was played with modified FIFA rules. Among the modifications were that there were seven players, no offside, a smaller playing field, and permission for one-handed throw-ins. Matches consisted of two thirty-minute halves, with a fifteen-minute half-time break. The Championships was a qualifying event for the 2003 CPISRA Soccer World Championships.

Participating teams and officialsEdit


Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1   Chile
Americas Region 3   Argentina
  United States
Total 4


The individual teams contact following football gamblers on to:

  Argentina   Brazil   Chile   United States[2]

Adolfo Aguilar
Jay Aprea
Josh Blue
Geoff Glass
Tim Kristner
Jon McCullough
Josh McKinney
Aaron Myers
Mike Peters
John Theobald
George Sansonetis
Eli Wolff
Dave Woosnam


The venues to be used for the World Championships were located in Santiago de Chile.

Stadium: National Stadium of Chile
Capacity: 48,665


The first round, or group stage, was a competition between the 4 teams in one group, where engaged in a round-robin tournament within itself. In both of the best placed, they play in the final for the tournament, the two last teams play for third place.

Athletes with a physical disability competed. The athlete's disability was caused by a non-progressive brain damage that affects motor control, such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or stroke. Athletes must be ambulant.

Players were classified by level of disability.

  • C5: Athletes with difficulties when walking and running, but not in standing or when kicking the ball.
  • C6: Athletes with control and co-ordination problems of their upper limbs, especially when running.
  • C7: Athletes with hemiplegia.
  • C8: Athletes with minimal disability; must meet eligibility criteria and have an impairment that has impact on the sport of football.

Teams must field at least one class C5 or C6 player at all times. No more than two players of class C8 are permitted to play at the same time.

Group stageEdit

In the group stage have seen the teams in a one group of four teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualified for
1   Brazil* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team play for position 1
2   Argentina* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   United States* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Team play for the position 3
4   Chile* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: no more detailed information about the table stand available
The teams with * the placement is presumed due to the available results.
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
Brazil    Argentina
National Stadium of Chile
United States    Chile
National Stadium of Chile
Argentina  3–1  United States
Report [3]
National Stadium of Chile
Brazil    Chile
National Stadium of Chile


Position 3-4

United States    Chile
National Stadium of Chile


Argentina  1–3  Brazil
National Stadium of Chile



Rank[1] Team
  United States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "2002 CPISRA Pan America Soccer Championship Santiago". web.archive.org. 2003-12-26. Archived from the original on 2003-12-26. Retrieved 2016-04-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "U.S. Paralympics Pan Am Soccer Team Selected". ussoccer.com. 2002-08-20. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  3. ^ "U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team Loses to Argentina 3-1 in Pan-Am Soccer Championship". 2002-09-24. Retrieved 2014-03-17.

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