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Brazil wins while France and China draw on opening day of blind football’s EdF B1, Tournoi de Fuzhou

5-a-side football pictogram. 5-a-side football pictogram. Image credit: Parutakupiu. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.
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France takes on China in Fuzhou . Image credit: Cécifoot France

With the EdF B1, Tournoi de Fuzhou having wrapped up its first day of play yesterday, Brazil came away a winner after defeating Russia 4  – 0.  The other game of the day saw China and France draw 0 – 0.  China are the Asian vice-champions, and the French did an admirable job in fending off their attacks.


Russia, Brazil and China have all qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, with this competition serving as a warm up event for them.  France failed to qualify through either the 2014 IBSA World Blind Football Championship or the 2015 IBSA Football 5-a-side European Championship. The first spot was claimed by Argentina and the latter two were claimed by Russia and Turkey.

All teams were back in action today.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
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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