Argentina topped the podium in the IBSA World Games' blind football competition ©IBSA Blind Football/Facebook

Argentina claimed the blind football competition gold medal at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games in Seoul after beating Great Britain in the final.

The South Americans scored two goals in the last minute to come from behind and claim a 2-1 victory.

Ranked third in the world, Argentina had earlier topped Group 2 with nine points after wins against Spain, Russia and Turkey.

Spain took third place after beating China 1-0 in the bronze medal match, while Japan overcame Turkey in the fifth-place play-off, and Russia got the better of hosts South Korea to secure seventh spot.

As for the final of the partially sighted football competition, Ukraine came out 3-1 winners against Spain.

The Eastern Europeans previously topped the five-team group, winning all four of their games, including a 2-0 success against their fellow finalists.

Italy secured the bronze medal with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Japan, while hosts South Korea finished in fifth position.

Ukraine won the partially sighted football competition
Ukraine won the partially sighted football competition ©IBSA Blind Football/Facebook

Meanwhile in the men’s goalball competition, Czech Republic continued their domination of Pool A after claiming wins against Spain, 9-4, and Turkey, 8-5.

Turkey had earlier beaten Sweden 3-2, while Mexico lost to hosts South Korea, 7-4, and first-time winners Egypt, 9-7.

Pool B saw Lithuania cruise to an easy 11-4 win against Japan, before narrowly overcoming a determined Belgian team 6-5.  

Japan bounced back from defeat with a 10-0 win against Venezuela, who also lost 13-3 to China, while Iran triumphed 6-2 against Canada.

On the women’s side, China kept their campaign on track in Pool X by convincingly beating Spain, 11-2, and Denmark, 11-1, while Israel prevailed 5-1 winners against Finland.

Japan and Britain couldn't be separated in their fight for a quarter-final spot in Pool Y, drawing 1-1, and there was also deadlock between Algeria and South Korea as a 5-5 scoreline ensured that no teams on that side of the draw would end the tournament on zero points.

There were mixed fortunes for Canada, winning 3-2 against Sweden before losing 4-2 to Australia, while Japan went on to lose 3-2 against Germany, and Britain overcame Algeria 3-1.

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