Football 5-a-side at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

Football 5-a-side at the 2012 Summer Paralympics[1] was held in London at the Riverbank Arena, from 31 August to 8 September. Football 5-a-side is played by athletes with visual impairment, with a ball with a noise making device inside.[2]

Football 5-a-side
at the XIV Paralympic Games
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VenueOlympic Hockey Centre
Dates31 August – 8 September 2012
Competitors96 (8 teams)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Brazil  Brazil
2nd place, silver medalist(s) France  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Spain  Spain
2008
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For these games, the men competed in an 8-team tournament. Brazil were the favorites since they won both in Athens 2004 and in Beijing 2008; they are also the defending world champions.[3]

QualifyingEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths[4] Qualified
Host nation   1   Great Britain (GBR)
2010 IBSA World Blind Football Championship 14–22 August 2010   United Kingdom 1   Brazil (BRA)
2010 Asian Para-Games 13–18 December 2010 Guangzhou,   China 1   China (CHN)
2011 IBSA Football 5-a-side European Championships 17 June – 1 July 2011 Aksaray,   Turkey 2   France (FRA)
  Spain (ESP)
2011 Parapan American Games 15–20 November 2011 Guadalajara,   Mexico 1   Argentina (ARG)
Wildcard   2   Turkey (TUR)
  Iran (IRI)
Total 8

SquadsEdit

Each of the eight participating nations submitted a squad of ten men – eight blind or visually impaired players and two sighted goalkeepers. For the first time, the sighted players were awarded medals as part of their team.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Brazil (BRA) 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7 Qualified for the medal round
2   France (FRA) 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
3   China (CHN) 3 1 1 1 4 1 +3 4 Qualified for the classification round
4   Turkey (TUR) 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Brazil  0–0  France
Report
Attendance: 1,202
Referee: Mariano Travaglino (Argentina)
China  4–0  Turkey
Wenfa Zheng   2'50'
Xiaoqiang Li   13' (pen.)
Yafeng Wang   46'
Report
Attendance: 1,938
Referee: Paul Leversuch (Germany)
Turkey  0–4  Brazil
Report Conceição   4'38'
Alves   14'
Da Silva   24' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,438
Referee: Mariano Travaglino (Argentina)
France  0–0  China
Report
Attendance: 1,554
Referee: Paul Leversuch (Great Britain)
Brazil  1–0  China
Conceição   22' Report
Attendance: 931
Referee: Germinal Lubrano (Argentina)
France  1–0  Turkey
Labarre   4' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 1,421
Referee: Mariano Travaglino (Argentina)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain (ESP) 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5 Qualified for the medal round
2   Argentina (ARG) 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5
3   Iran (IRI) 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 Qualified for the classification round
4   Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Iran  0–2  Argentina
Report Velo   27'48'
Attendance: 1,985
Referee: François Carcouët (France)
Great Britain  1–1  Spain
Clarke   22' Report Martín Gaitán   20' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,630
Referee: Lucio Morgado (Brazil)
Spain  2–0  Iran
Martín Gaitán   13'22' Report
Attendance: 1,996
Referee: Lucio Morgado (Brazil)
Argentina  0–0  Great Britain
Report
Attendance: 2,179
Referee: François Carcouët (France)
Spain  0–0  Argentina
Report
Attendance: 1,836
Referee: Lucio Morgado (Brazil)
Great Britain  0–1  Iran
Report Ardekani   21' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,273
Referee: François Carcouët (France)

Knockout stageEdit

Classification roundEdit

5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit

China  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Li   40' (pen.) Report English   47'
Penalties
Li  
Wang  
2–1   Clarke
  English
  Seal
Attendance: 1,893
Referee: Juan Carlos Paule (Spain)
Iran  1–0  Turkey
Rajab Pour   19' Report
Attendance: 1,510
Referee: Niels Haupt (Germany)

7th–8th place matchEdit

Turkey  0–2  Great Britain
Report Seal   5'
Clarke   48'
Attendance: 969
Referee: Germinal Lubrano (Argentina)

5th–6th place matchEdit

Iran  0–0 (a.e.t.)  China
Report
Penalties
Shalhavizadeh  
Ardekani  
Haftdaran  
0–1   Zhoubin
  Yafeng
  Dongdong
Attendance: 1,603
Referee: François Carcouët (France)

Medal roundEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Report
Penalties
Severino  
dos Reis  
1–0   Sacayan
  Velo
  Padilla
Attendance: 2,016
Referee: François Carcouët (France)
Spain  0–2  France
Report Villeroux   23'49'
Attendance: 1,796
Referee: Lucio Morgado (Brazil)

Bronze medal matchEdit

Spain  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Report
Penalties
Martín Gaitán  
Rosado Carrasco  
Giera Tejuelo  
1–0   Rodriguez
  Velo
  Deldo
Attendance: 1,785
Referee: Lucio Morgado (Brazil)

Gold medal matchEdit

France  0–2  Brazil
Report Severino   22' (pen.)
Baron   42' (o.g.)
Attendance: 1,990
Referee: Mariano Travaglino (Argentina)

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team   Brazil (BRA)
Fábio Luiz Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
Daniel Dantas da Silva
Emerson de Carvalho
Gledson da Paixão Barros
Cássio Lopes dos Reis
Marcos Jose
Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves
Severino Gabriel da Silva
Ricardo Steinmetz Alves (captain)
Raimundo Nonato Alves Mendes
  France (FRA)
Frederic Jannas
Hakim Arezki
Abderrahim Maya
Yvan Wouandji Kepmegni
David Labarre
Jonathan Grangier
Gaël Riviere
Martin Baron
Arnaud Ayax
Frederic Villeroux (captain)
  Spain (ESP)
Álvaro Gonzalez Alcaraz
José Luis Giera Tejuelo
Francisco Muñoz Pérez
Adolfo Acosta Rodriguez (captain)
José López Ramírez
Alfredo Cuadrado Freire
Antonio Martín Gaitán
Youssef El Haddaoui Rabii
Marcelo Rosado Carrasco
Raul Díaz Ortín

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Paralympic Committee". 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Football 5-a-side", The official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, accessed 21 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Football 5-a-Side: 12 Facts for London 2012".
  4. ^ Football 5-a-Side Qualification Criteria – FT, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 2011.

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