Football 5-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Football 5-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held in Rio at the Olympic Tennis Centre, from 9 to 17 September. Football 5-a-side was played by athletes with visual impairment, with a ball with a noise making device inside.
at the XV Paralympic Games
|Venue||Olympic Tennis Centre|
|Dates||9–17 September 2016|
|Competitors||96 (8 teams) from 8 nations|
For these games, the men competed in an 8-team tournament. Brazil were hosts, reigning three times Paralympic champions, and the favorites since they won both in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012; they were also the defending world and PanAmerican champions.
The International Paralympic Committee recognizes three classifications for the purposes of this event, all involving various degrees of limited sight, ranging from total lack of sight to the ability to make out shapes at short distances – B1, B2 and B3. However, the event is made fair and open to all abilities within the broader classification by the use of eyemasks by all players.
Eight teams will contest the competition, which is for male athletes only.
An NPC can enter a single squad, consisting of eight players, plus 2 sighted goalkeepers – goalkeepers are not included in the athlete quota of 64; both goalkeepers however, in line with Paralympic practice on able bodied guides and competitors' in other events, are eligible for medals.
|Means of qualification||Date||Venue||Berths||Qualified|
|Host nation||2 October 2009||Copenhagen, Denmark||1||Brazil (BRA)|
|2014 IBSA World Blind Football Championship||13–25 November 2014||Tokyo, Japan||1||Argentina (ARG)|
|2015 Asian Championiship||30 August-8 September 2015||Tokyo, Japan||2|| Iran (IRI)|
|2015 IBSA Football 5-a-side European Championships||22–29 August 2015||Hereford, United Kingdom||2|| Turkey (TUR)|
|2015 Parapan American Games||8–15 August 2015||Toronto, Canada||1||Mexico (MEX)|
|2015 IBSA Football 5-a-side African Championships||16–25 October 2015||Douala, Cameroon||1||Morocco (MAR)|
|1||Brazil (H)||3||2||1||0||5||1||+4||7||Semi finals|
|3||Turkey||3||0||2||1||1||3||−2||2||5th–6th place match|
|4||Morocco||3||0||1||2||2||6||−4||1||7th–8th place match|
|Snisla 27'||Report||Öcal 25'|
|3||Spain||3||1||0||2||1||2||−1||3||5th–6th place match|
|4||Mexico||3||0||0||3||0||5||−5||0||7th–8th place match|
|Report||Wang Z. 43'|
7th–8th place matchEdit
5th–6th place matchEdit
|Semifinals||Gold Medal Match|
|15 September 16:00|
|17 September 17:00|
|15 September 20:00|
|17 September 14:00|
|Jefinho 20', 30'||Report||Wang Y. 14'|
Bronze medal matchEdit
Gold medal matchEdit
- "Paralympic Football 5-a-side". Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- IBSA announces update qualification process for 'football 5', Paralympics.org
- Football 5-a-Side Qualification Criteria – FT, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 2011.
- IBSA World Blind Football Championships
- IBSA European Championship