Football 7-a-side at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

7-a-side football at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held at the Olympic Green Hockey Field from September 8 to September 16. One event was contested, a men's team competition.

Football 7-a-side
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Football 7-a-side pictogram (Paralympics).svg
VenueOlympic Green Hockey Field
Dates8–16 September 2008
Competitors8 teams
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ukrain  Ukraine
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Russia  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Iran  Iran
2004
2012

ClassificationEdit

The sport of 7-a-side football is for people with cerebral palsy; athletes classified as CP5 through CP8 may take part. The classification system grades player by the extent of their disability, with lower numbers corresponding to more severe impairment. At least one CP5 or CP6 player, and no more than three CP8 players, may be on the field at a given time.

Participating teamsEdit

Eight teams qualified for the football 7-a-side tournament in the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

  Russia
Pavel Borisov
Alexey Chesmin
Mamuka Dzimistarishvili
Stanislav Kolykhalov
Andrey Kuvaev
Alexander Lekov
Andrey Lozhechnikov
Lasha Murvandze
Georgy Nadzharyan
Ivan Potekhin
Oleg Smirnov
Aleksey Tumakov
  Brazil
Fabiano Bruzzi
Adriano Costa
Irineu Ferreira
Marcos Ferreira
José Guimarães
Leandro Marinho
Gilberto Moraes
Wanderson Oliveira
Antôonio Rocha
Luciano Rocha
Jean Rodrigues
Marcos Silva
  Netherlands
Bart Adelaars
Jeffrey Bruiner
Stephan Lokhoff
Joey Mense
Pawel Statema
Johannes Straatman
Johannes Swinkels
Rudy van Breemen
Martijn van de Ven
Hendrikus van Kempen
Thieu van Don
Johannes Voogd
  China
Dong Xinliang
Fan Zhichao
He Jinghua
Lang Yunlong
Li Chuan
Liu Bo
Wu Gang
Xu Guojun
Yang Wenshun
Yang Ye
Zhu Xu
Zhuge Bin
  Ukraine
Volodymyr Antonyuk
Oleksandr Devlysh
Taras Dutko
Ihor Kosenko
Mykola Mikhovych
Denys Ponomaryov
Anatolii Shevchyk
Ivan Shkvarlo
Kostyantyn Symashko
Vitaliy Trushev
Andriy Tsukanov
Serhiy Vakulenko
  Iran
Moslem Akbari
Bahman Ansari
Rasoul Atashafrouz
Ehsan Gholam Hosseinpour
Morteza Heidari
Habibollah Heidari Mehr
Abdolreza Karimzadeh
Ardeshir Mahini
Esmaeil Malekzadeh Nash
Gholamreza Najafitovahkhoshgeh
Hadi Safari
  Ireland
Aidan Brennan
Kieran Patrick Devlin
Paul Dollard
Luke Evans
Mark Gerard Jones
Darren Kavanagh
Derek Michael Malone
Joseph James Markey
Brian McGillivary
Gary Messett
Alan O'Hara
Finbarr O'Riordan
  Great Britain
Michael Barker
Matthew Dimbylow
Matthew Ellis
Richard Fox
Roy Gordon
Kieran Martin
Graeme Paterson
Jonathan Paterson
Jordan Raynes
Mark Robertson
Leon Taylor
Michael Wilson

Competition formatEdit

The eight teams were divided into two even groups for a single round robin group stage. The top two teams of each group qualified for the semifinal, while the lower two teams from each group competed for 5th through 8th places. Games consisted of two 30-minute halves. A victory ceremony was held just after the finish of the gold medal match, at 18:00 on September 16.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia (RUS) 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 9
  Brazil (BRA) 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 0 2 9 14 −5 3
  China (CHN) 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
Russia  6 – 0  China
Brazil  1 – 0  Netherlands
Russia  12 – 1  Netherlands
Brazil  8 – 0  China
Russia  3 – 0  Brazil
Netherlands  8 – 1  China

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ukraine (UKR) 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 9
  Iran (IRI) 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
  Ireland (IRL) 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 1 2 2 12 −10 1
Iran  4 – 2  Ireland
Ukraine  8 – 1  Great Britain
Attendance: 5,141
Referee: Kou Yadong (China)
Iran  3 – 0  Great Britain
Ukraine  7 – 0  Ireland
Iran  0 – 4  Ukraine
Great Britain  1 – 1  Ireland

Knockout stageEdit

Classification roundEdit

5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit

China  1 – 4  Ireland

7th–8th place matchEdit

Great Britain  10 – 2  China
Dimbylow   1'
Barker   18'41'54'61'
Robertson   20'
Gordon   28'
G. Paterson   31+'
Ellis   39'
J. Paterson   48'
(Report) Fan   40'60'
Attendance: 4235
Referee: Fang Aijun (China)

5th–6th place matchEdit

Netherlands  4 – 2  Ireland
Voogd   5'
van de Ven   24'
Lokhoff   31+'38'
(Report) O'Riordan   7'
Messett   11'   16'
Attendance: 7142
Referee: Kou Yadong (China)

Medal roundEdit

SemifinalEdit

Brazil  0 – 6  Ukraine
Russia  5 – 0  Iran

Bronze medal matchEdit

Brazil  0 – 4  Iran
(Report) Karimzadeh   5'17'21'   44'
Malekzadeh   47'
Mahini   54'
Akbari   61'   64'
Attendance: 11266
Referee: Jorge Eduardo Barbisan (Argentina)

Gold medal matchEdit

Ukraine  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Russia
Antonyuk   69'71' (Report) Borisov   19'
Potekhin   24'
Kuvaev   31'
Murvanadze   74'
Attendance: 11267
Referee: Guido Gonzalez (Ecuador)

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team   Ukraine (UKR)

Volodymyr Antonyuk (captain)
Kostyantyn Symashko
Vitaliy Trushev
Serhiy Vakulenko
Taras Dutko
Anatolii Shevchyk
Oleksandr Devlysh
Ivan Shkvarlo
Andriy Tsukanov
Denys Ponomaryov
Mykola Mikhovych
Ihor Kosenko
Coach: Sergiy Ovcharenko

  Russia (RUS)

Ivan Potekhin (captain)
Alexander Lekov
Lasha Murvanadze
Pavel Borisov
Aleksey Tumakov
Alexey Chesmin
Andrey Kuvaev
Oleg Smirnov
Andrey Lozhechnikov
Georgy Nadzharyan
Mamuka Dzimistarishvili
Stanislav Kolykhalov
Coach: Avtandil Baramidze

  Iran (IRI)

Ardeshir Mahini (captain)
Esmaeil Malekzadeh
Bahman Ansari
Morteza Heidari
Ehsan Gholam-Hosseinpour
Moslem Akbari
Abdolreza Karimzadeh
Habibollah Heidari-Mehr
Gholamreza Najafi
Hadi Safari
Rasoul Atash-Afrouz
Coach: Alireza Raadi

ReferencesEdit

  • "Schedules and Results - Football 7-a-side". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2008-09-19.

External linksEdit