Football

Inas 2014 World Football Championships kick off in Brazil

By Zjan Shirinian

Zlatan Ibrahimović, pictured top centre, paid for the Swedish team to travel to Brazil for the World Football Championships ©INASThe 2014 World Football Championships for players with an intellectual disability kick off in Brazil today.

Ukraine successfully defend European Football 7-a-side title

By Gary Anderson

The Ukrainian players celebrate a second successive European title in Maia ©CPISRAAn impressive performance by Ukraine in the final of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football 7-a-Side European Championships saw them retain their crown against The Netherlands.

Defending champions Ukraine to take on The Netherlands in European Football 7-a-side Championship final

By Gary Anderson

The finalists at this year's European Football 7-a-side Championships have been decided ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champions Ukraine edged past great rivals Russia via a thrilling penalty shoot-out to reach the final of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football 7-a-Side European Championships in Maia, Portugal.

Russia and Ukraine to meet in semi-final of CPISRA Football 7-a-Side European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Russia played Ukraine in the Paralympic final at London 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia and Ukraine will play each other in a crucial football 7-a-side semi-final amid ongoing tensions between the two countries on the political stage.

Twelve-year-old joins online campaign to save Australian Pararoos football team

By Gary Anderson

12-year-old Claire Falls has launched a petition to save the Australian Pararoos after funding was axed ©TwitterTwelve-year-old Claire Falls has joined a growing online campaign to save the Australian Pararoos seven-a-side football team after the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) slashed the team's entire AUS175,000 (£97,000/$165,000/€123,000) funding.

Pararoos future in doubt after they lose all their funding

By Duncan Mackay

The future of the Pararoos is in doubt after the Australian Sports Commission cut their funding ©FFAAustralia's Paralympic football team for players with cerebral palsy faces an uncertain future after it had its funding cut.

England cerebral palsy footballers secure ninth International Trophy

By Emily Goddard

England's cerebral palsy football team has secured the International Trophy ©The FAEngland's cerebral palsy football squad have secured their ninth seven-a-side International Trophy after defeating the United States on goal difference in Barcelona.

European Powerchair Football Association President hails support of UEFA

By Gary Anderson

Powerchair football is benefitting from a partnership between the EPFA and UEFA ©EPFAPowerchair football is continuing to grow and progress throughout Europe according to European Powerchair Football Association (EFPA) President Nicholas Dubes, who has hailed the support of UEFA in helping to develop the sport.

Netherlands' footballers aiming for world's top four as they host International Cerebral Palsy Tournament

By Zjan Shirinian

The Dutch team have set their sights on moving into the world's top four ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Netherlands are aiming to announce themselves as a leading national in seven-a-side cerebral palsy football, as they host heavyweights Brazil and Ukraine from the weekend.
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