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C.D.S. Huelva qualify for finals of deaf futsal’s Deaf Champions League in Graz

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C.D.S. Huelva players at the Madrid airport this morning. Image credit: C.D.S. Huelva

Earlier today, the Spanish club C.D.S. Huelva qualified for tomorrow’s finals  in deaf futsal’s Deaf Champions League in Graz, Austria.  They will meet the winner of a semifinal between two teams from Germany.



They beat G.S.V. Karlsruhe 10 – 4 to qualify.  The Spanish side leapt to an early 5 – 0 lead.  The German side played a very defensive game, only getting shooting opportunities off fast breaks.  On Facebook, Huelva  said this style of play was easy for the team to deal with.


The night before the start of competition, Huelva were selected as the co-hosts of the 2016 edition of the Deaf Champions League.  The men’s and women’s competition will also be played in Portugal.  It is the first time the competition will be held in two countries. José María Benabat was the major force behind getting Huelva  selected as hosts.

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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