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Goalball is exclusively for athletes with a vision impairment.



To be eligible, athletes have less than 10 per cent visual acuity remaining or a visual field restricted to 40 degrees diameter.

In order to ensure a fair competition between the teams, all players must wear eyeshades during the game.