Poland and Ireland will meet in the final of the IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup in Krakow later today following semi-final wins over Belarus and Hungary respectively.
The hosts booked their slot in the final thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Belarussians, with Jung and Mkrtchyan both scoring two. Kavaliou pulled a goal back for Belarus but it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts progressing.
Caption: Poland team photo following victory over Belarus.
Ireland overcame Hungary in a penalty shoot-out to reach their first ever final following a tight 0-0 draw.
The final is at 18:30 local time, and Belarus and Hungary play the 3rd-4th place play-off at 16:00.
Today’s opening match for fifth and sixth place (11:00) will be yet another milestone in blind football as new teams Switzerland and Austria meet for the very first time.
All the matches will be streamed live on Facebook.
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The IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup is a development tournament for new and emerging European teams. It is held as part of the UEFA-backed IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe.
Caption: UEFA Equal Game banner.