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Paralympics GB finishes 5-a-side football in seventh place at Paralympics

 

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LondonEngland — This morning, Great Britain beat Turkey in the 7th–8th place classification match in 5-a-side football by a score of 2–0 at London’s Riverbank Arena. Following the match, Great Britain’s 41-year-old captain David Clarke retired from the sport with a national team career that included 128 goals scored in 144 caps.

Players line up for a Great Britain penalty kick
Image: Laura Hale.

Passes in 5-a-side football are often short and most penalty kicks are lined up like this one earlier today at London’s Riverbank Arena
Image: Laura Hale.

A Turkish player is down in the first half
Image: Laura Hale.

Great Britain and Turkey line up for a Great Britain corner kick
Image: Laura Hale.

Scoreboard showing Great Britain winning
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British fans cheer for their team after a goal is scored
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Paralympic GB team enters the field of play to start the second half
Image: Laura Hale.

Turkey starts play at the start of the second half
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A Great Britain player tries to recover after tripping over a player from Turkey
Image: Laura Hale.

The goalkeeper and umpire help to line up Turkish players during a penalty kick
Image: Laura Hale.

Great Britain takes a corner kick
Image: Laura Hale.

Great Britain during a time out
Image: Laura Hale.

Turkey and Britain battle for the ball
Image: Laura Hale.

A Paralympics GB player gets assistance putting his mask back on
Image: Laura Hale.

Great Britain celebrates scoring a goal
Image: Laura Hale.

The teams congratulate each other following the game
Image: Laura Hale.

 

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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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