Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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This article is about the 2016 Summer Paralympics event for athletes with cerebral palsy and similar impairments. For the event at those Games for blind and partially sighted athletes, see Football 5-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. For the able-bodied event at the 2016 Olympic Games, see Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Football 7-a-side
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Deodoro Olympic Park
Dates 8–16 September 2016
Competitors 112 (8 teams) from 8 nations
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Football 7-a-side at the 2016 Summer Paralympics[1] will be held in Rio de Janeiro at the Deodoro Olympic Park, from 8 September to 16 September. Football 7-a-side is played by athletes with cerebral palsy, a condition characterized by impairment of muscular coordination. 112footballers are expected to compete for one set of medals.

For these games, the men compete in an 8-team tournament.

Qualifying[edit]

Eight teams will contest the competition, which is for male athletes only. An NPC can enter a single squad, consisting of fourteen players, two more per team than in 2012.

Qualification is by a series of tournaments, and was one of the first events for which entries were completed.

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths[2] Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 1  Brazil (BRA)
2014 CPISRA Football 7-a-side European Championships 23 July 2014 – 2 August 2014 Portugal Maia, Portugal 1  Ukraine (UKR)
2014 Asian Para Games October 19–23, 2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea 1  Iran (IRI)
Football 7-a-side at the 2015 Parapan American Games September 2015 Canada Toronto, Canada 1  Argentina (ARG)
2015 CPISRA Football 7-a-side World Championships 16–28 June 2015 United Kingdom Burton, Great Britain[3] 4  Great Britain (GBR)
 Ireland (IRL)
 United States (USA)
 Netherlands (NED)
Total 8

Tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ukraine (UKR) 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Semi finals
2  Brazil (BRA) (H) 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
3  Great Britain (GBR) 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3 5th–6th place match
4  Ireland (IRL) 3 0 0 3 2 18 −16 0 7th–8th place match
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.
2016-09-08
10:00
v
Brazil  2–1 Great Britain
Report David PorcherGoal 33′
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,320
Referee: BARBISAN Jorge(Argentina)
2016-09-08
14:00
v
Ukraine  6–0 Ireland
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,368
Referee: Santos Alexandre(Brazil)
2016-09-10
10:00
v
Great Britain  1–2 Ukraine
Michael Barker Goal 35′ Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 8,981
Referee: Paulo Volpato (Brazil)
2016-09-10
19:00
v
Ireland  1–7 Brazil
SHERIDAN Dillon Goal 50′ Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 11,059
Referee: ARTHUR-BANNING Skye (Canada)
2016-09-12
16:15
v
Ireland  1–5 Great Britain
Conor Tuite Goal 59′ Report
  • Jack Rutter Goal 1′
  • Michael Barker Goal 8′
  • Luke Evans (o.g.)
  • James Blackwell Goal 30’+2′
  • Sean Highdale Goal 59′
Deodoro Olympic Park
Attendance: 3,244
Referee: ROBAS BONDIA Hector(Spain)
2016-09-12
19:00
v
Ukraine  2–1 Brazil
Report Wesley Martins de Souza Goal 59
Deodoro Olympic Park
Attendance: 7,044
Referee: Ross Haswell ( United Kingdom)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran (IRI) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Semi finals
2  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Argentina (ARG) 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3 5th–6th place match
4  United States (USA) 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1 7th–8th place match
2016-09-08
16:15
v
Iran  3–1 Argentina
Report MORANA Mariano Goal 59′
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,368
Referee: ROBAS BONDIA Hector(Spain)
2016-09-08
19:00
v
Netherlands  2–2 United States
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,223
Referee: HASWELL Ross ()
2016-09-10
14:00
v
Argentina  0–2 Netherlands
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 10,300
Referee: TORRES Raphael(Brazil)
2016-09-10
16:15
v
United States  0–2 Iran
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 11,326
Referee: BARBISAN Jorge(Argentina)
2016-09-12
10:00
v
Iran  2–0 Netherlands
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,222
Referee: ARTHUR-BANNING Skye (Canada)
2016-09-12
14:00
v
Argentina  3–2 United States
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 3,047
Referee: TORRES Raphael(Brazil)

Knockout Stage[edit]

7th–8th place match[edit]

2016-09-14
14:00
v
Ireland  1–2 United States 
SHERIDAN Dillon Goal 31′ Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: BARBISAN Jorge(Argentina)

5th–6th place match[edit]

2016-09-14
16:15
v
Great Britain  2–0 Argentina 
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 3,131
Referee: ARTHUR-BANNING Skye (Canada)

Semi finals[edit]

2016-09-14
10:00
v
Ukraine  4–0 Netherlands 
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: ROBAS BONDIA Hector (Spain)
2016-09-14
19:00
v
Iran  5–0 Brazil 
Report
Deodoro Stadium
Attendance: 3,965
Referee: HASWELL Ross ( United Kingdom)

Medal Round[edit]

Semifinals Gold Medal Match
14 September 10:00
 Netherlands 0
16 September 17:00
 Ukraine 4
 Ukraine
14 September 19:00
 Iran
 Iran 5
 Brazil 0
Bronze medal
16 September 14:00
 Netherlands
 Brazil

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s team

See also

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