European Blind Football Championship Draw Announced

The European Blind football Championship has had their match draw set as the IBSA Football Committee made the draw on Friday afternoon for the event in Berlin which starts in August.

There will be just one match on the first day of competition as the hosts Germany opens the tournament against Italy. The Germans will go in to that match as the favourites, and are in as one of the favourites for the whole tournament.

Day two will see the tournament really kick off with England taking on tournament debutants Romani in the opening of the match. Spain, the highest ranked team in Europe will play another debutant in Georgia before the matches conclude with Turkey, the defending champions, taking on Belgium.

Group stage matches will be played through to the 23rd of August with the semi-finals being held on the 24th. The classification matches from 10th-5th will take place on Friday, with the two medal matches taking place on the 26th, on Saturday.

The tournament is split in to two groups with German, Italy, Romania, England, and France setting up some thrilling rivalries. In Group B will be Turkey, Belgium, Georgia, Spain, and Russia, which sets up a rematch of the 2015 European Championship final in the group stages.

Tickets are available at the tournament website, and can be purchased as individual matches or two different ticketing packages. For 20 Euros fans can buy a “country ticket” and see all the matches for one of the participating teams or the full tournament ticket for 96 Euros.

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