Football

Brazilian five-a-side stars begin build-up to Rio 2016 as seek fourth consecutive Paralympic gold

By Gary Anderson­­­­

Reigning five-a-side football champions Brazil are determined to win another Paralympic title on home soil at Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016Three stars from the Brazilian squad that won the inaugural Paralympics football five-a-side title at Athens 2004 have been honoured by football legend Romário and revealed they have their sights firmly set on a fourth consecutive gold medal at Rio 2016.

Six teams line up for seven-a-side cerebral palsy football America Cup

By Paul Osborne

Six teams will battle for qualification to the 2015 World Championships and Parapan American Games ding the upcoming Americas Cup in Toronto ©FacebookSix nations will battle it out for a spot at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games over the next week as the football seven-a-side Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) America Cup gets underway the Canadian city. 
 

2015 IBSA Blind Football European Championships awarded to Hereford

By Gary Anderson

The 2015 Blind Football European Championships will take place at the Royal National College for the Blind ©NEC GroupThe Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford has been announced as the venue for next year's International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football European Championships.

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.
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