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IBSA Football Committee to update Partially Sighted Football Rulebook (B2/B3 category)

Action shot from Ukraine vs England at the 2017 IBSA Partially Sighted Football World Championships in Italy.

Announcement from the IBSA Football Committee

The IBSA Football Committee has set up a working group on partially sighted football (B2/B3 football) to look at the development of the game and the competition calendar.

As many of you are aware, GESFED has bid and been successful to host the IBSA Partially Sighted Football (B2/B3) World Championships in December this year. In preparation for this event, it has become necessary to update the current rulebook to accurately reflect the laws we should use in our game and at these championships.

In partnership with Mariano Travaglino and Gerry Behan, this update has been developed.

All stakeholders in partially sighted football are invited to study the proposed rule changes and feedback any comments or your agreement to these modifications by Saturday September 14th 2019. This will allow the working group to make any appropriate changes for use at the World Championships.

Click on the link above to read or download the current rulebook and suggested updates. Please note the following:
- Texts highlighted in YELLOW are the current rules;
- Text highlighted in RED are additions or changes to the text;
- Texts highlighted in GREEN are recommended for removal with explanation;
- Texts highlighted in LIGHT BLUE are recommended changes to paragraphs.
Please send any comments to

We look forward to receiving your input to this process.
Jeff Davis
Chair of IBSA B2/B3 Football Working Group.
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