Hosts Poland were crowned champions of the third International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football Euro Challenge Cup in Krakow following a 1-0 victory over Ireland in the final.
A first half goal from Marcin Ryszka was enough to give the Poles the title despite Ireland’s efforts to secure an equaliser.
Hungary took third place after defeating newcomers Belarus 2-0 in the bronze medal game thanks to goals from Szabo and Orban.
Mustafa Hosgoren helped Austria finish fifth, striking all eight goals in his team’s victory over Switzerland. Perrenoud and Dimicco scored consolation goals for the Swiss. Both nations were making their debut at an international blind football competition.
Austria’s Bettina Sulyok made history in the tournament as the first woman to captain a national blind football team in an IBSA competition.
Final standings: 1. Poland; 2. Ireland; 3. Hungary; 4. Belarus; 5. Austria; 6. Switzerland
The 3rd Euro Challenge Cup was held in Krakow, Poland, as part of the UEFA-funded IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe.
Full results are available on IBSA’s website.