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Spanish futsal club C.D.S. Huelva wins first game of Deaf Champions League in Graz

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

Earlier today, Spanish futsal club C.D.S. Huelva won their opener of Deaf Champions League in Graz.  They beat two time French champion side C.S.S. Reims 5 – 1 in their goal of defending their title.

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Their second game against Danish side Globe Sports gets underway at 3:00 PM local time.  Globe Sports drew 1 – 1 in their opener against Portuguese side AS Porto.  The four teams were drawn in Group D last night.  Reims plays AS Porto at 4:00 PM local time.  The French then meet Globen Sport at 8:00 PM local time.

 

Last night, Huelva were also 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.

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