THE WORLD CUP ARRIVES TO MADRID

The Spanish Blind Sports Federation (FEDC), together with ONCE, hosts for the first time in Spain the Blind Football World Championship, sponsored by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

This capital event for blind football will be held in Madrid from June 7th to the 17th. For the first time in history, 16 national teams will participate at a blind football World Cup.

In previous tournaments, between 8 to 12 teams used to participate on the World Cups. This is why the organization of the event will suppose a big test for the country.

This year calendar will be very intese, in order to let all the national teams to play enough matches, from the inaugural game to the last day. This schedule will suppose an improvement, not only for the fans, but also for the followers of the tournament via streaming or by social networks.

HONOR COMMITTEE

S.M. La Reina Doña Letizia


President of Honor of the Commemorative Acts from the 80th Aniversary from ONCE

Manuela Carmena Castrillo


Madrid's Mayor

Ángel Garrido García


President of Madrid

José Ramón Lete Lasa


President of the Sports Superior Council

Miguel Carballeda Piñeiro


President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee

Ángel Sánchez Cánovas


General Manager of ONCE

Javier Tebas Medrano


President of the Professional Football League

Florentino Pérez Rodríguez


President of Real Madrid CF

Enrique Cerezo Torres,


President of Atlético de Madrid SAD

Raúl Martín Presa


President of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid SAD

Javier Lozano Cid


President of the Futsal National League

THE WORLD CUP ARRIVES TO MADRID

The Spanish Blind Sports Federation (FEDC), together with ONCE, hosts for the first time in Spain the Blind Football World Championship, sponsored by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

This capital event for blind football will be held in Madrid from June 7th to the 17th. For the first time in history, 16 national teams will participate at a blind football World Cup.

In previous tournaments, between 8 to 12 teams use to participate on the World Cups. This is why the organization of the event will suppose a big test fot the country.

This year calendar will be very intese, in order to let all the national teams to play enough matches, from the inaugural game to the last day. This schedule will suppose an improvement, not only for the fans, but also for the followers of the tournament via streaming or by social networks.

HONOR COMMITTEE

S.M. La Reina Doña Letizia


President of Honor of the Commemorative Acts from the 80th Aniversary from ONCE

Manuela Carmena Castrillo


Madrid's Mayor

Ángel Garrido García


President of Madrid

José Ramón Lete Lasa


President of the Sports Superior Council

Miguel Carballeda Piñeiro


President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee

Ángel Sánchez Cánovas


General Manager of ONCE

Javier Tebas Medrano


President of the Professional Football League

Florentino Pérez Rodríguez


President of Real Madrid CF

Enrique Cerezo Torres,


President of Atlético de Madrid SAD

Raúl Martín Presa


President of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid SAD

Javier Lozano Cid


President of the Futsal National League

SILENCE, PLAY BALL!

Players with B2/B3 visual disability don't need almost any adaptations to compete. This changes are made to let the players distinguish between the contrasts of the ball and the ground. They also need special ilumination during the 40 minutes of game. That's why they play on closed grounds.

On the other side, blind football (B1 visual disability) needs more adaptations. This changes have been well developed, making of this discipline a safety sport for blind football. The essential features needed are a ball with sound, lateral fences. Also the goalkeeper must be full sighted. There will also be a guide behind the attacking goal of each team. This must orientate his players, who have the obligation of saying, on a clear way, "voy" in order to avoid hits and collisions.

Given the specific needs of the discipline, blind football is played on open spaces in order to let the players hear clearly, not only the ball, but also the instructions from the manager, the guide and the goalkeeper. That's why silence is a capital need at every match.

SILENCE, PLAY BALL!

Players with B2/B3 visual disability don't need almost any adaptations to compete. This changes are made to let the players distinguish between the contrasts of the ball and the ground. They also need special ilumination during the 40 minutes of game. That's why they play on closed grounds.

On the other side, blind football (B1 visual disability) needs more adaptations. This changes have been well developed, making of this discipline a safety sport for blind football. The essential features needed are a ball with sound, lateral fences. Also the goalkeeper must be full sighted. There will also be a guide behind the attacking goal of each team. This must orientate his players, who have the obligation of saying, on a clear way, "voy" in order to avoid hits and collisions.

Given the specific needs of the discipline, blind football is played on open spaces in order to let the players hear clearly, not only the ball, but also the instructions from the manager, the guide and the goalkeeper. That's why silence is a capital need at every match.

CHAMPIONSHIPS HEADQUARTERS

Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Chanmartin (belonging to the Catholic Schools)
Subway: 350m. away from the station Duque de Pastrana (Line 9) - Buses: 14, 70, 107, 129, 174. 650 m. away from the Hotel Ilunion Pío XII and 1,3 km. away from the Hotel Weare Chamartín