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After losing placement game, German blind football team goes shoe shopping

Men in a soccer shop Germans shoe shopping. Image credit: Blindenfußball.net

After losing yesterday to Japan 1 – 0 in Tokyo at the IBSA Blind Football World Championships, Blindenfußball.net is reporting the German team took a break from the competition to go shoe shopping. They went to a soccer store, looked and some bought soccer shoes designed for playing on the artificial turf used in blind football.

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The Japanese got an early goal, scoring ten minutes in and the Germans were never able to answer back.  They put heavy pressure on the Japanese side, managing to keep the ball their half for much of the second half but were unable to get the ball in the goal despite some promising opportunities.

 

Germany’s loss sets them up for a game Monday against Colombia in the seventh – eight place placement match.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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