Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held in Rio de Janeiro at the Deodoro Olympic Park, from 8 September to 16 September. Football 7-a-side is played by athletes with cerebral palsy, a condition characterized by impairment of muscular coordination, stroke, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 112 footballers are expected to compete for one set of medals.
at the XV Paralympic Games
|Venue||Deodoro Olympic Park|
|Dates||8–16 September 2016|
|Competitors||112 (8 teams) from 8 nations|
For these games, the men compete in an 8-team tournament.
Eight teams will contest the competition, which is for male athletes only. An NPC can enter a single squad, consisting of fourteen players, two more per team than in 2012.
Qualification is by a series of tournaments, and was one of the first events for which entries were completed.
|Means of qualification||Date||Venue||Berths||Qualified|
|Host nation||2 October 2009||Copenhagen, Denmark||1||Brazil (BRA)|
|2014 CPISRA Football 7-a-side European Championships||23 July 2014 – 2 August 2014||Maia, Portugal||1||Ukraine (UKR)|
|2014 Asian Para Games||19–23 October 2014||Incheon, South Korea||1||Iran (IRI)|
|Football 7-a-side at the 2015 Parapan American Games||September 2015||Toronto, Canada||1||Argentina (ARG)|
|2015 CPISRA Football 7-a-side World Championships||16–28 June 2015||Burton, Great Britain||4||Great Britain (GBR)|
|United States (USA)|
|3||Great Britain||3||1||0||2||7||5||+2||3||5th–6th place match|
|4||Ireland||3||0||0||3||2||18||−16||0||7th–8th place match|
|3||Argentina||3||1||0||2||4||7||−3||3||5th–6th place match|
|4||United States||3||0||1||2||4||7||−3||1||7th–8th place match|
|Report||Ballou 3', 60'|
7th–8th place matchEdit
5th–6th place matchEdit
|Semifinals||Gold Medal Match|
|14 September 10:00|
|16 September 17:00|
|14 September 19:00|
|16 September 14:00|
Bronze medal matchEdit
|Schuitert 54'||Report||Leandrinho 1', 49', 56'|
Gold medal matchEdit
- "Paralympic Football 7-a-side". Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- Football 7-a-Side Qualification Criteria - FT Archived 2 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 2011
- Draw for the CPISRA football 7-a-side world championships 2015, Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA)