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Paralympic Sports: Football 5-a-side

CLASSIFICATION IN FOOTBALL 5-A-SIDE

This is a brief overview of the sport and is in no way legally binding. In all cases the sport specific classification rules will take precedence. Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

Football 5-a-side is exclusively for athletes with a vision impairment. 

 

CLASSES

Athletes who compete in football 5-a-side have a very low visual acuity and/ or no light perception (fully blind or nearly fully blind).

To ensure fair competition all players (except for the goalkeeper) must wear eyeshades. This classification applies to the vision impaired field players.

In addition, each team has a sighted, able-bodied goalkeeper, who does not need to undergo classification.