Poland to host blind football development event

Six-team competition to feature new national teams on the European scene 18 Feb 2018
Seven men, some of them blindfolded hold a Romanian flag, celebrate.

Romania won the 2016 IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup title

ⒸIBSA Blind Football

Poland has been selected to host the third IBSA Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup between 10 and 12 May. Krakow will be the venue for this major European development tournament, which will feature six new national teams on the continental scene.

The tournament will take place within the framework of the UEFA-supported IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe and is the showcase event for this project year.

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) is partnering with local club Tyniecka NWP Kraków to deliver the tournament.

Countries which have recently received support from the project will be invited to take part, with IBSA covering their accommodation, meals and local transport while in Krakow.

A referee training course open to officials from all over Europe will be held in the city immediately prior to the tournament.


7 May - arrival referees for training course

8 May - referee training course

9 May - referee training course, arrival teams

10 May - match day 1

11 May - match day 2

12 May - match day 3, including final

13 May - departure all participants

The Krakow event will be the third Euro Challenge Cup, following the successful first edition in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2014, won by Belgium, and the second tournament in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2016, with Romania coming victorious.

Full story is available on IBSA’s website.