Pre-Paralympic football-5 tournament kicks off

Eight national teams will take part in the 5th International Challenge, which will serve as preparation for Rio 2016. 01 Jun 2016
Brazil football 5-a-side

Brazil's football 5-a-side celebrates after defeating France for the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Three-time Paralympic football-5 gold medallists Brazil, world runner-up Argentina, Asian champions Iran, China, African champions Morocco and Mexico will be joined by Japan and a Brazil B team in the 5th International Challenge from 1-5 June, in Rio.

All teams except Japan and the Brazilian B team have qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

This tournament will help the teams put the finishing touches on their preparations towards this year’s Paralympic Games and is hosted by the Brazilian Sports Confederation for the Visually Impaired.

The event will be streamed live on the following links.

1 June

2 June

3 June

4 June

5 June

For more information, visit the International Blind Sports Federation website.