The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) confirmed that Japan will host the 2015 IBSA Asian Blind Football Championships.
Amongst all the bids placed, Japan’s success in hosting last year’s IBSA Blind Football World Championships was key in their winning bid; it was the first time an Asian country hosted the World Championships, which welcomed 12 nations.
The Asian Blind Football Championships will be held in Tokyo from 30 August – 8 September and will be run by the Japan Blind Football Association, a part of the Japanese Paralympic Committee.
The top two teams will qualify automatically for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The 2015 IBSA Asian Blind Football Championships will be the sixth such event, with previous championships having taken place in Vietnam, Japan, China and South Korea.
The organising committee is putting together a package to enable as many Asian countries as possible to participate.