Iran to Debut at Blind Football Worlds
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran along with five other countries will participate at the 2018 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Blind Football World Championships for the first time.
The competition will feature sixteen national blind football teams for the first time in June in Madrid, Spain.
Iran, Mali, Costa Rica, Russia, Thailand and Mexico will make their debut at this competition.
Iran ensured its spot at the 2018 World Championships after taking silver at the 2017 Asian Championships.
They topped Group B and qualified for the semi-final, where it defeated Thailand 3-2 on penalties. Rio 2016 silver medalist Iran met China in the final as they did in 2015, but the latter won 2-0 to prevent Iran from retaining the title.