Welcome to blind2010.com
14th - 22nd August 2010, Hereford
Welcome to the official website of the IBSA World Blind Football Championship 2010. The website is the best place to keep updated with news and key information ahead of the biggest disability football event ever to be staged in this country.
Blind 2010 will showcase the very best blind footballers from across the globe as they compete for the most prestigious prize in the sport - to be crowned world champions and win the right to compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Hereford in August 2010 will the place to be; ahead of then, keep logged onto blind2010.com to ensure you are part of the amazing journey.
Brazil crowned champions
Brazil lifted the IBSA World Blind Championship for the 3rd time with a stunning win over a resilient Spain team.
Brazil lead one nil at half time through Alves with a further second half strike from Goncalves ensuring that the trophy once again went back to South America.
In the third place play off England failed to convert chances against China losing by 1 goal to nil.
The tournament concluded with the award presentations as follows:
Fair Play Winners – (Presented by Major of Hereford, Cllr Anna Toon) – Japan
Golden Boot – (Presented by Gordon Banks on behalf of The New Football Pools) - Antonio Martin (Spain)
Player of the tournament – (Presented by - Roger Burden, Acting Chairman of The FA) - Jefferson Goncalves (Brazil)
Young Player of the tournament – (Presented by - Colin Chaytors, Chairman of the Disability and Equality Advisory Group) - Feng Ya Wang (China)
Goalkeeper of the tournament – (Presented by Carlos Campos, President IBSA Futsal Sub Committee) - Alfredo Gonzalez (Spain)