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Brazil comes from behind to qualify for IBSA Blind Football World Championships finals

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China and Brazil before the start of the match. Image credit: IBSA Blind Football

Earlier tonight in Tokyo, Japan, Brazil overcame an early 0 – 1 deficit to defeat China 2 – 1 and qualify for the finals of the  IBSA Blind Football World Championships.  Both of Brazil’s goals came in the second half.



Brazil is now scheduled to play Argentina tomorrow.  The final offers no real surprises as Brazil and Argentina are the only two teams in the event’s history to win it.  Historically, Brazil comes out the winner in this matchup, with a record of 6 – 4 – 2 in playing Argentina.


China will play Spain in the competition’s bronze medal match.  The two teams have not met much in their history, with Spain having a slight historical edge with a record against China of 2 – 1 – 0.

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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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