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Japan takes lead in Group A at IBSA Blind Football World Championships

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Japan following the team’s win. Image credit: Komiyama TomoYu

With two games finished earlier today in Japan, the home team has taken the lead in their group with a 1 – 0 against Paraguay.    In the other game in the group, Paralympic silver medalist France drew new comers Morocco.   The scores give Japan an early lead in group play.

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The Japanese win was a bit of a surprise as in the only previous meeting between Paraguay and Japan saw Paraguay win.  Japan also had a losing record this year, having won only one game and performing relatively poorly at the Para Asian Games.   Tomonari Kuroda score for Japan.

 

In the France – Morocco game, French players Martin Baron and Yvan Wouandji had some good scoring opportunities but were uable to get past the quality play of the Moroccan goalkeeper.

 

Play in group A continues on Tuesday, with Paraguay playing France at 3:00 AM French local time.

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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