Berlin chosen to host 2017 IBSA Blind Football European Championships

IBSA has confirmed that Germany’s capital city will held the Euros, from 17-27 August 2017. 27 Apr 2016
Two blindfolded football players fight for the ball

Turkey's Abdullah Shumer prepares to strike on Day 3 of the 2015 IBSA Blind Football European Championships.

ⒸJames Bill

The 2017 IBSA Blind Football European Championships, organised by the German Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities and the Berlin Disability Sports Association, will be held between 17-27 August in Berlin.

The event will take place in Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz, which will be upgraded to a purpose-built blind football arena for the event. Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz is located right in the heart of Berlin, next to Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Platz.

Ten teams will take part in the competition and qualification will be based on the IBSA Blind Football world ranking table.

The Euros will also mark the 10th anniversary of the German Blind Football League.

The last edition was held in Hereford, England, in 2015. Turkey was crowned champions following a 1-0 victory over Russia in the final game. Spain picked up the bronze.