Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics[1] 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.

Football 7-a-side
at the XV Paralympic Games
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VenueDeodoro Olympic Park
Dates8–16 September 2016
Competitors112 (8 teams) from 8 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Ukraine
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Iran
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil
2012

For these games, the men compete in an 8-team tournament.

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team   Ukraine
Kostiantyn Symashko
Vitaliy Trushev
Yevhen Zinoviev
Taras Dutko
Oleh Len
Edhar Kahramanian
Vitalii Romanchuk
Ivan Dotsenko
Dmytro Molodtsov
Stanislav Podolksyi
Volodymyr Antonyuk
Bohdan Kulynych
Artem Krasylnykov
Ivan Shkvarlo
  Iran
Moslem Khazaeipirsarabi
Hashem Rastegarimobin
Lotfollah Jangjou
Hassan Safari
Sadegh Hassani Baghi
Farzad Mehri
Behnam Sohrabi
Hossein Tiz Bor
Mehdi Jamali
Jasem Bakhshi
Rasoul Atashafrouz
Mohammad Kharat
Moslem Akbari
Babak Safarikourabbasloo
  Brazil
Marcos dos Santos Ferreira [pt]
Jônatas Santos Machado [pt]
Fernandes Alves Vieira [pt]
José Carlos Monteiro Guimarães [pt]
Diego Delgado da Silva [pt]
Fabrizio Nascimento [pt]
Igor Romero [pt]
Hudson Hyure [pt]
Wesley Martins de Souza [pt]
Wanderson Silva de Oliveira [pt]
Leandro Gonçalves [pt]
Gilvano Diniz [pt]
Maycon Ferreira [pt]
Felipe Rafael da Silva [pt]

QualifyingEdit

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[2] 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[3] 4   Great Britain (GBR)
  Ireland (IRL)
  United States (USA)
  Netherlands (NED)
Total 8

SquadsEdit

TournamentEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Ukraine 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Semi finals
2   Brazil (H) 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
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
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host
Brazil  2–1  Great Britain
Report Porcher   33'
Attendance: 2,320
Referee: Jorge Barbisan (Argentina)
Ukraine  6–0  Ireland
Report
Attendance: 2,368
Referee: Alexandre Santos (Brazil)
Great Britain  1–2  Ukraine
Barker   35' Report
Attendance: 8,981
Referee: Paulo Volpato (Brazil)
Ireland  1–7  Brazil
Sheridan   50' Report
Attendance: 11,059
Referee: Skye Arthur-Banning (Canada)
Ireland  1–5  Great Britain
Tuite   59' Report
Attendance: 3,244
Referee: Hector Robas Bondia (Spain)
Ukraine  2–1  Brazil
Report Wesley   59'
Attendance: 7,044
Referee: Ross Haswell (Great Britain)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iran 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Semi finals
2   Netherlands 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
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
Iran  3–1  Argentina
Report Morana   59'
Attendance: 2,368
Referee: Hector Robas Bondia (Spain)
Netherlands  2–2  United States
Report Ballou   3'60'
Attendance: 2,223
Referee: Ross Haswell (Great Britain)
Argentina  0–2  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 10,300
Referee: Raphael Torres (Brazil)
United States  0–2  Iran
Report
Attendance: 11,326
Referee: Jorge Barbisan (Argentina)
Iran  2–0  Netherlands
Report
Attendance: 2,222
Referee: Skye Arthur-Banning (Canada)
Argentina  3–2  United States
Report
Attendance: 3,047
Referee: Raphael Torres (Brazil)

Knockout stageEdit

Classification RoundEdit

7th–8th place matchEdit

Ireland  1–2United States  
Sheridan   31' Report
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Jorge Barbisan (Argentina)

5th–6th place matchEdit

Great Britain  2–0Argentina  
Report
Attendance: 3,131
Referee: Skye Arthur-Banning (Canada)

Medal RoundEdit

 
SemifinalsGold Medal Match
 
      
 
14 September 10:00
 
 
  Netherlands0
 
16 September 17:00
 
  Ukraine4
 
  Ukraine2
 
14 September 19:00
 
  Iran1
 
  Iran5
 
 
  Brazil0
 
Bronze medal
 
 
16 September 14:00
 
 
  Netherlands1
 
 
  Brazil3

Semi finalsEdit

Ukraine  4–0Netherlands  
Report
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Hector Robas Bondia (Spain)
Iran  5–0Brazil  
Report
Attendance: 3,965
Referee: Ross Haswell (Great Britain)

Bronze medal matchEdit

Netherlands  1–3  Brazil
Schuitert   54' Report Leandrinho   1'49'56'
Attendance: 6,737
Referee: Jorge Barbisan (Argentina)

Gold medal matchEdit

Ukraine  2–1  Iran
Report Jamali   50'
Attendance: 9,305
Referee: Ross Haswell (Great Britain)

Final rankingsEdit

Rank Team
    Ukraine
    Iran
    Brazil
4.   Netherlands
5.   Great Britain
6.   Argentina
7.   United States
8.   Ireland

Source: Paralympic.org

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralympic Football 7-a-side". Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ Football 7-a-Side Qualification Criteria - FT Archived 2 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 2011
  3. ^ Draw for the CPISRA football 7-a-side world championships 2015, Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA)

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