Football Tournaments of the Parapan American Games


Pan American style games for athletes with a disability were organized for the first time in Mexico City in 1999.
The first football tournaments were included in the III Parapan American Games in 2007. 
Two different kinds of football games have been included up to now:

Five a side: 
Sport for blind and visually-impaired athletes. 
This is ruled by "International Blind Sport Federation" (IBSA) and it is played with modified futsal FIFA rules.
Teams use one guide, who is positioned off the field, to assist players. 
The balls have a noise-making device which allows players to locate it by sound. 
Matches consist of two 25-minute halves, with a ten-minute break at half-time. 

Seven a side: 
This sport is an adaption of football association FIFA rules for athletes with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders, 
including stroke and traumatic brain injury.
The sport is ruled by "Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association" (CP-ISRA). 
The field is lower than the football association one. 
No offside rule is included. 
There is permission for one-handed throw-ins. 
Matches consist of two thirty-minute halves, with a fifteen-minute half-time break. 

Medal Winners

Sport: Five a Side (Blind Futsal).

Year Gold           Silver         Bronze 
---- ----           ------         ------ 
2007 Brazil         Argentina      Paraguay

Sport: Seven a Side.

Year Gold           Silver         Bronze
---- ----           ------         ------
2007 Brazil         Argentina      Canada

Medal Classification

                     Gold   Silver  Bronze  Total
                     ----   ------  ------  -----
 1.Brazil               2                       2
 2.Argentina                    2               2
 3.Canada                               1       1
   Paraguay                             1       1
   
Total                   2       2       2       6

Rio de Janeiro 2007 - Five a side

All matches played at Centro de Hóquei sobre Grama [Hockey on Grass Center]

Preliminary rounds
Round 1 [Aug 13]:
Argentina  7- 0  Chile
Paraguay   3- 1  Colombia

Round 2 [Aug 14]:
Paraguay   2- 2  Argentina
Brazil     7- 0  Chile

Round 3 [Aug 15]:
Brazil     4- 0  Paraguay
Colombia   0- 2  Argentina

Round 4 [Aug 16]:
Colombia   0- 4  Brazil
Chile      1- 2  Paraguay

Round 5 [Aug 17]:
Chile      2- 4  Colombia
Argentina  0- 2  Brazil
            
Table:

1. Brazil     4   4  0  0   17- 0  12 [Gold medal match]
2. Argentina  4   2  1  1   11- 4   7 [Gold medal match]
3. Paraguay   4   2  1  1    7- 8   7 [Bronze medal match]
4. Colombia   4   1  0  3    5-11   3 [Bronze medal match]
5. Chile      4   0  0  4    3-20   0

Final round
Bronze medal [Aug 18]:
Paraguay   3- 1  Colombia   [aet]

Gold medal [Aug 19]:
Brazil     1- 0  Argentina

Rio de Janeiro 2007 - Seven a side

All matches played at Centro de Hóquei sobre Grama [Hockey on Grass Center]

Preliminary rounds
Round 1 [Aug 13]:
USA        0- 7  Brazil
Argentina  2- 1  Canada

Round 2 [Aug 14]:
Argentina  5- 0  Colombia
USA        7- 0  Venezuela

Round 3 [Aug 15]:
Brazil    15- 1  Venezuela
Canada     9- 0  Colombia

Tables:

Group A
1. Brazil     2   2  0  0   22- 1   6 [Semifinal]
2. USA        2   1  0  1    7- 7   3 [Semifinal]
3. Venezuela  2   0  0  2    1-22   0 [5th. position match]

Group B
1. Argentina  2   2  0  0    7- 1   6 [Semifinal]
2. Canada     2   1  0  1   10- 2   3 [Semifinal]
3. Colombia   2   0  0  2    0-14   0 [5th. position match]

Final round
Semifinal round [Aug 16]:
Brazil     7- 0  Canada
USA        1- 2  Argentina

5th. position [Aug 17]:
Venezuela  2- 2  Colombia   [aet, pen 3-2]

Bronze medal [Aug 18]:
Canada     1- 0  USA

Gold medal [Aug 18]:
Brazil     5- 0  Argentina


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Prepared and maintained by Osvaldo José Gorgazzi for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Osvaldo José Gorgazzi
Last updated: 21 Sep 2007

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