The French B1 National Team

Official photo of the French B1 team during a training camp in Lens in March 2021


Last international major competitions

Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020 (postponed from August 24 to September 5, 2021)
2021 World Grand Prix in Tokyo (Japan) : from May 30 to June 5, 2021
2019 European championship in Rome (Italy) : from September 17 to 24 2019

Next international major competition

Coming soon

Upcoming games / last results

B1 Tokyo 2020 – Groupe A
29-08-2021
B1 Tokyo 2020 – Groupe A
30-08-2021
B1 Tokyo 2020 – Groupe A
31-08-2021

B1 Tokyo 2020 – Matchs de classement
02-09-2021

General informations

Created in 1998, the year of the official recognition of blind football in our country, the French team experienced its first international competition in 1999 at the second European Championship in the history of the discipline. The first significant result came in 2003 and finally the first European victories in Nantes in 2009 and Aksaray in Turkey in 2011. The consecration was obtained with the silver medal at the London Games in 2012. The French B1 team then suffered many setbacks from 2014 to 2018 (year of the World Championships in Madrid). It was without counting the will of the players and the members of the staff who knew how to give a new impulse and to reform a conquering collective. The work was difficult and intense but finally paid off with, only one year after the disillusionment of Madrid, a European silver medal in Rome. This result will be synonymous with qualification for the next Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The team is now back among the best nations in the sport of blind football and hopes to make its efforts count in Japan in the near future.



Team trophies

(major results appear in bold)

  • Paralympic Games :

    • Tokyo ( Japan) 2020 : 8th place
    • Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 2016 : not qualified
    • London (United-Kingdom) 2012 : silver medal (2nd place)
    • Beijing (China) 2008 : not qualified
    • Athens (Greece) 2004 : 5th place


  • World championships :

    • Madrid (Spain) 2018 : 15th place
    • Tokyo (Japan) 2014 : 9th place
    • Hereford (United-Kingdom) 2010 : 5th place
    • Buenos Aires (Argentina) 2006 : 5th place
    • Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 2002 : 9th place
  • European championships :

    • Rome (Italy) 2019 : silver medal (2nd place)
    • Berlin (Germany) 2017 : 4th place
    • Hereford (United-Kingdom) 2015 : 5th place
    • Loano (Italy) 2013 : silver medal (2nd place)
    • Aksaray (Turkey) 2011 : gold medal (1st place)
    • Nantes (France) 2009 : gold medal (1st place)
    • Athens (Greece) 2007 : bronze medal (3rd place)
    • Malaga (Spain) 2005 : silver medal (2nd place)
    • Manchester (United-Kingdom) 2003 : bronze medal (3rd place)
    • Saint-Mandé / Vincennes (France) 2001 : 4th place
    • Porto (Portugal) 1999: 5th place


Final France-Brazil in 2012 at the London Paralympic Games
Photo credit : France Paralympique – All rights reserved

Squad

(players and staff members pre-selected during a training camp in March 2021)

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