IBSA announced updated Rio 2016 qualification process for football 520.08.2015
The remaining five slots will be decided at the European, Asian and African regional championships.
At the World Championships last November, Brazil defeated Argentina 1-0 for the gold medal. With Brazil already automatically qualified as the host nation, Argentina earned the spot for Rio 2016.
The two recently met at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games in August, with Brazil emerging victorious, again, 2-1. Thus, the Paralympic berth was awarded to Mexico, who defeated Colombia in a penalty shootout for the bronze medal.
The remaining five spots will be awarded to the highest ranking teams at the following events:
- IBSA Blind Football European Championships (Hereford, Great Britain) – 22-29 August: two team slots
- IBSA Blind Football Asian Championships (Tokyo, Japan) – 30 August – 8 September: two team slots
- IBSA Blind Football African Championships (Douala, Cameroon) – 16-25 October: one team slot