Football 5-a-side highlights - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Check out this highlight video of Football 5-a-side at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Gold: Brazil
Silver: France
Bronze: Spain

Football 5-a-side made its Paralympic debut at the Athens Games in 2004 and is open to athletes with visual impairments.

There are five players on each team and the game lasts 50 minutes. Rules are similar to the able-bodied game with a few modifications. The ball makes noise when it moves and everyone, aside from the goalkeeper, uses eye shades to ensure fairness. The goalkeeper may be sighted and act as a guide during the game. Also, the measurements on the field are smaller and there are no offside rulings.
At the London 2012 Games, 94 athletes competed in the sport.

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