Hungarian capital Budapest will be the setting for top class goalball action from tomorrow as 16 of the best men's and women's teams come together for five days of competition.
The International Blind Sports Federation Goalball European Championships Men & Women B will begin with the pool stages.
Ten men's and six women's teams will be in Budapest for the tournament.
The top four men's teams from each pool will compete in the quarter-finals, after which the top four will advance to the semi-finals.
The top four women's teams from the round robin will advance to the semi-finals.
Medals are due to be awarded on Sunday (September 28), with the medallists from both divisions rising to the European A, while the bottom three male teams will drop to European C.
The teams in the A division will have a final chance to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
One of the countries vying for a top spot at the event is the Swedish men's team.
They received less funding after slipping from the A to B division in Turkey last year.
"If we are not considered among the top teams in the world with a chance for the Paralympics, our resources will demise even more," said team member Fatmir Seremeti.
"To qualify for the Paralympics in Rio 2016 would be a dream come true for all involved in our team."
The Swedish men play Hungary, Denmark, Slovenia, and Italy first in the Pool B round robin.
Ukraine, Israel, Poland, Portugal, and Russia make up the men's Pool A.
The Swedish women, who were Paralympic bronze medalists at London 2012, will also be a team to watch in Hungary.
They will compete alongside teams from Denmark, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, and Belgium.
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