Seven teams are set to contest the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Partially Sighted Football (B2/B3) World Championships, starting tomorrow in the Turkish city of Antalya.
The round-robin tournament will be held at Antalya Arena Sports Hall, with the hosts taking on Japan in the opening match.
Italy will then face England, before Russia come up against Spain.
Competition is scheduled to continue until December 14, when the first- and second-placed teams will battle for the overall title.
Third place will play fourth, and fifth place will meet sixth.
A press conference was held in preparation, attended by Turkish Blind Sports Federation President Hasan Sayyidan, the tournament technical delegate Gerry Behan, Turkish national team coach Ali Genc, Turkish captain Jesus Akten and Organising Committee head Eren Yildirim.
President Sayyidan welcomed all the delegations and referees and wished success for all the teams, while Behan wished all the teams success and asked for fair play.