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Clube Novo Ser de Power Soccer qualify for semifinals of ‎Copa Powerchair Libertadores‬

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After beating Huracán de Carrasco 2 – 0, Clube Novo Ser de Power Soccer qualified for semifinals of Brazil’s ‎Copa Powerchair Libertadores currently taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. In other group play, the team beat Maquinas Guerras 4 – 1.

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Half the delegation arrived three days before the start of the competition in order to prepare.  It is the first time the team has taken part in this competition, where they are competing against some of the best clubs from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The other Brazilian team participating is Rio de Janeiro Power Soccer Clube.

 

The event is recognized by FIPFA as a continental club championship.  Such competitions are important as FIPFA looks to grow their sport for potential inclusion on the 2024 Summer Paralympics program.  The sport had sought inclusion for 2020 but were not selected, after being cut early in the bidding process.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>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.</p>

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