Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

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.

Official logo of the Tokyo Paralympic Games

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

Location

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).

See the Group A match schedule and results

See the Group B match schedule and results

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).

See the results of the play-offs and Tokyo 2020 final ranking

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

8 countries will compete for the Paralympic blind football gold medal

The different groups of play

The eight competing teams were divided into two groups by random drawing :

Group A :
Group B :
  • Morocco
  • Argentina
  • Thailand
  • Spain

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 !

See all the results of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games here

Congratulations to all the teams !

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