Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Brazil star Neymar Jr. plays blind football

The football star gave blind football a try as part of Paralympic partner Panasonic’s ´Dream “FITA” Project´. 09 Jul 2016
Brazil star Neymar Jr. plays blind football
By Rio 2016

As part of Paralympic partner Panasonic´s ´Dream “FITA” Project´, Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. gave blind football a try.

With the slogan “live your dream, change the world”, the project aims to encourage people to leave their comfort zone and make a positive change in their lives and the world.

Until 8 September, people can submit a dream they have through the project’s website. Neymar Jr. will then choose a number of dreams he wants to support, and display them on his own official Facebook page.

Five-a-side football is one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games. Played by athletes with a visual impairment who are blindfolded to ensure equality, they use the sound created by the ball to play the game.

Brazil maintains a 100 per cent football 5-a-side record at Paralympic Games, whilst Neymar Jr. will try to lead his country to their first football Olympic gold, in August.

Watch Neymar playing blind football.


Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

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