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Canada draws the Netherlands, Argentina and Northern Ireland in Group D at the 2015 IFCPF World Championships

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Pot 1: Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Netherlands.  Pot2: Iran, Argentina, Ireland, Scotland. Pot 3: United States, Canada, Australia. Pot 4: Japan, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Venezuela.

The pots for the draw. Image credit: U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team

With the draws having been made for the 2015 IFCPF World Championships earlier today in St Georges Park, England, Canada has been put into Group D alongside the Netherlands, Argentina and Northern Ireland. The championships are scheduled to get underway on June 13 and run until June 28 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. For the draw, Canada was put in Pot 3 with the United States, Australia  and hosts England.

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Group A: Ukraine, Iran, England, Japan. Group B: Russia, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Portugal. Group C: Brazil, Scotland, USA, Venezuela. Group D: The Netherlands, ARgentina, Canada, Northern Ireland.

Results of the draw in England. Image credit: U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team

With the most recent world rankings published by the CPISRA in November 2014, Canada was ranked eleventh while the Netherlands was ranked fourth, Argentina was ranked sixth and Northern Ireland was ranked thirteenth.

 

Canada and Argentina both competed at last year’s Americas Cup, with Argentina finishing second behind Brazil, and Canada finishing fourth ahead of Venzeula and Mexico.

 

The Netherlands finished fifth at the 2012 Summer Paralympics after being Argentina 3 – 0 in the placement match.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 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.

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