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Goalball Europeans begin in Lithuania

Sweden blocks against Finland at the 2012 London Paralympic Games women's tournament. The two teams will face each other again in Lithuania.

Today sees the start of play at the 2015 IBSA Goalball European Championships Men & Women A in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Ten women's teams and ten men's teams will lock horns for the title of IBSA European Champions over the next four days in the lead up to the finals on Saturday afternoon. As well as the European title, slots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are also up for grabs.

 

Caption: logo for the IBSA Goalball European Championships 2015.

Matches kick off today at 09:00 and will be played at the Sabonis Basketball Center and Kaunas Sports Hall. First on the mat are the Czech Republic and Slovenia in the men's tournament, and Finland against Denmark in the women's event.

Click on the link above to view or download the full match schedule.

The pools are as follows:

Men pool A 

Lithuania
Germany
Czech Republic
Slovenia
Sweden

Men pool B

Spain
Turkey
Finland
Belgium
Ukraine

Women pool X

Russia
Finland
Germany
Denmark
Sweden

Women pool Y

Turkey
Israel
Ukraine
Spain
Greece


Caption: the pools for the championships.

Click here to visit the official web site for the championships.

Matches from both venues will be streamed live. Click here to watch games from the Sabonis Basketball Center, and here to watch all the action from the Kaunas Sports Hall.

The championships are hosted by the Lithuanian Blind Sports Federation.
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