Goalball is one of nine sports which feature on the World Games programme

A draw between Great Britain and Germany’ saw both teams miss out on the chance to take top spot in Pool Y of the women's goalball competition at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games in Seoul. 

Good wins on day two put the two countries in strong positions, but neither managed to come away with maximum points after playing out a 4-4 draw.

Elsewhere in the Pool, Canada recorded victories against Algeria, 5-0, and Britain, 4-1, while Sweden lost 6-1 to Australia before beating South Korea 4-2. 

Finland and Israel shined in Pool X, with the former overcoming both Spain and Denmark, 7-2, and the latter triumphing 7-3 at the expense of Ukraine and Greece.

Spain prevailed 6-5 winners against Denmark in the Pool’s closet match, while Ukraine got the better of Greece in a 3-1 success.

Great Britain could not be separated from Germany in Pool Y
Great Britain could not be separated from Germany in Pool Y ©Getty Images

Meanwhile in the men’s competition, the opening Pool A match of the day saw Germany and hosts South Korea share the spoils after finishing level in a 16-goal thriller.

Germany went on to beat Mexico 8-3 later in the day, while Spain had a contrast of fortunes, winning 6-3 against Egypt and losing 8-0 to Sweden.

As for Pool B, Japan earned a surprise 5-5 draw against Iran, who later claimed a 13-5 win against Belgium.

Australia lost 11-1 to China before beating Venezuela 15-8, while there were wins for Belgium, 9-6 against Japan, and China, 6-3 against Canada.

In other news from the World Games, the sport of showdown, one of IBSA's longest-running, made its debut on the programme.

Showdown is sometimes referred to as table tennis for the blind because it is a table game.

However, the tables do not have courts marked on them, therefore points are scored by hitting the ball into a goal pocket.

To view a video explaining the basics of the games, click here.

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