Final qualification place to be decided
The final qualification event for the IBSA 2010 World Blind Championship will be staged in Tokyo between 15th – 21st December 2009.
The staging of the third Asia Blind Football Championship has attracted eight teams including hosts Japan, favourites China and Malaysia.
The organisers of the event intend to boost awareness of blind football alongside running the competition.
Earlier this year, at the press launch, ex-Japan national team (mainstream football) and J-league player Hiroshi Nanami (of the squad which won the Asia Cup in 2000, when he was named “most valuable player”) gave a speech to assembled sports journalists; a new poster featuring ‘60s-‘70s player Kunishige Kamamoto was unveiled; and J-pop duo Cousin announced the download version of their commissioned support song.
Story added: 07-12-2009