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Italy set to host IBSA Partially Sighted Football World Championships

  • Date: 24-05-2017
  • Related to: Football
Ukraine and Spain line up before the final of the WC in Korea in 2015.
Italy is gearing up to host the 7th IBSA World Championships in football for partially sighted players (B2/B3 category).

Cagliara, the capital of Sardinia, will host the next edition of the IBSA Partially Sighted Football World Championships from May 26th to June 4th. The event will be hosted on the island of Sardinia by Tigers Paralympic Sport, a member of FISPIC, and will run from May 26th until June 4th. 

The tournament in Cagliari will be the 7th world championships for partially sighted players, with the event returning to Europe for the first time since it was held in Manchester in 2004. Recent WC have been held in Argentina (Buenos Aires, 2008), Japan (Sendai, 2013) and South Korea (Seoul, 2015). 

Ukraine will be aiming to retain the title of IBSA World Championships it won in Seoul in 2015 at the IBSA World Championships and Games, defeating Spain 3-1 in the final. 

Caption: Ukraine, the reigning world champions, line up for a team photo in Korea in 2015.

Participating teams:

Ukraine (Current Champions)
Italy (Hosts) 

Provisional programme:

26th May - Arrival and classification
27th May - Classification and opening ceremony
28th/29th/30th May - Match days
31st May - Rest day
1st and 2nd June - Semi-finals and placement matches
3rd June - Final matches, awards ceremony and gala dinner
4th June - Departures
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