The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been moved from August 24 to September 5, 2021. They will give place to 539 events organized in 22 different sports on a total of 21 sites of competition.
The opening ceremony will take place on August 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Japanese time).
The closing ceremony will take place on September 5 at 8:00 pm (Japanese time).
Blind football events during Paralympics
They will be held at the “Aomi Urban Sports Park“, in the district of Aomi, Tokyo (Japan).
This open-air stadium is close to the Olympic Village where the athletes will be housed and not far from the famous Tokyo Bay. Blind football will be the only Paralympic sport to use these facilities.
On the other hand, two disciplines of the Olympic Games (from July 23 to August 8, 2021) will compete in this venue : 3×3 basketball and sport climbing (for the first time in its history).
General Schedule of play
The preliminary round (group stages) will start on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Japanese time).
The great final with the awarding of the famous Paralympic gold medal will take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. (Japanese time).
Teams in competition
Eight teams won their respective continental championships and qualified for the ultimate competition, the Paralympic Games :
- Morocco : winner of the African championship
- Brazil (defending champion) and Argentina for SouthAmerica
- Spain (European champion) and France (runner-up of the last European championship)
- China : winner of the Asian championship
- Thailand which has taken over the place left vacant by Iran
- Japan : hosting country
The different groups of play
The eight competing teams were divided into two groups by random drawing :
Group A :
Group B :
Teams from the same group will compete once to establish a preliminary ranking. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals of the Paralympic Games. And finally, the winners will go to the finals to fight for the title !
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