Football 5-a-side at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Football 5-a-side at the 2012 Summer Paralympics 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.
at the XIV Paralympic Games
|Venue||Olympic Hockey Centre|
|Dates||31 August – 8 September 2012|
|Competitors||96 (8 teams)|
|Means of qualification||Date||Venue||Berths||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)|
|2011 Parapan American Games||15–20 November 2011||Guadalajara, Mexico||1||Argentina (ARG)|
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.
|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|
|3||China (CHN)||3||1||1||1||4||1||+3||4||Qualified for the classification round|
|Wenfa Zheng 2', 50'
Xiaoqiang Li 13' (pen.)
Yafeng Wang 46'
|Report||Conceição 4', 38'
Da Silva 24' (pen.)
|Labarre 4' (pen.)||Report|
|1||Spain (ESP)||3||1||2||0||3||1||+2||5||Qualified for the medal round|
|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|
|Report||Velo 27', 48'|
|Clarke 22'||Report||Martín Gaitán 20' (pen.)|
|Martín Gaitán 13', 22'||Report|
5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit
|China||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Great Britain|
|Li 40' (pen.)||Report||English 47'|
7th–8th place matchEdit
5th–6th place matchEdit
|Report||Villeroux 23', 49'|
Bronze medal matchEdit
Gold medal matchEdit
- "International Paralympic Committee". 14 July 2021.
- "Football 5-a-side", The official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, accessed 21 February 2012.
- "Football 5-a-Side: 12 Facts for London 2012".
- Football 5-a-Side Qualification Criteria – FT, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 2011.
- "Football 5-a-side", The official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games