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The World Blind Football Championships, formerly the Football-5-a-Side World Championships, were played for the first time in 1998.

IBSA Men's World Blind Football Championships

Blind (B1)

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
1998
Details
Brazil
Paulínia
 Brazil 1–0  Argentina  Spain 2–0  Colombia 6
2000
Details
Spain
Jerez
 Brazil 3–0  Argentina  Spain 4–0  Greece 8
2002
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
 Argentina 4–2  Spain  Brazil 2–0  Colombia 9
2006
Details
Argentina
Buenos Aires
 Argentina 1–0  Brazil  Paraguay 2–1  Spain 8
2010
Details
United Kingdom
Hereford
 Brazil 2–0  Spain  China 1–0  England 10
2014
Details
Japan
Tokyo
 Brazil 1–0  Argentina  Spain 0–0
(2–0 p)
 China 12
2018
Details[2]
Spain
Madrid
 Brazil 2–0  Argentina  China 2–1  Russia 16
2023
Details
United Kingdom
Birmingham
 Argentina 0–0
(2–1 p)
 China  Brazil 7–1  Colombia 16

Partially sighted (B2/B3)

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
1998
Details
Brazil
Paulínia
 Belarus 3–2  Spain  Italy 9–2  Argentina 6
2002
Details
Italy
Varese
 Belarus 14–2  Russia  Spain 3–2  Brazil 12
2004
Details
United Kingdom
Manchester
 Belarus
2008
Details
Argentina
Buenos Aires
 Ukraine
2013
Details
Japan
Sendai
 Russia 1–0 (a.e.t.)  Ukraine  England 14–0  Japan 4
2015
Details
South Korea
Seoul
 Ukraine 3–1  Spain  Italy 2–1  Japan 5
2017
Details
Italy
Cagliari
 Ukraine 3–0  England  Russia 2–2
(2–1 p)
 Spain 8
2019
Details
Turkey
Antalya
 Ukraine 6–2  England  Russia 2–2
(3–2 p)
 Turkey 7
2023
Details
United Kingdom
Birmingham
 Ukraine 4–3 (a.e.t.)  England  Spain 9–0  Japan 7

IBSA Women's World Blind Football Championship

B1/B2/B3 (together)

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2020 Nigeria
Enugu
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[3]
2023
Details[4]
United Kingdom
Birmingham
 Argentina 2–1  Japan  Sweden 0–0
(1–0 p)
 India 8

Blind Football at the IBSA World Games

Main article: IBSA World Games

Men's B1

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2007
Details
Brazil
São Paulo
 Brazil 2–0  Argentina  Spain 0–0
(1–0 p)
 Japan 4
2011
Details
Turkey
Antalya
 Iran 3–0  France  China 3–0  England 7
2015
Details
South Korea
Seoul
 Argentina 2–1 United Kingdom Great Britain  Spain 1–0  China 9

Men's B2/B3 (partially sighted)

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2007
Details
Brazil
São Paulo
 Belarus 1–1
(3–2 p)
 Ukraine  Spain 4–0  Brazil 4
2011
Details
Turkey
Antalya
 Belarus 5–1  Ukraine  Spain 7–4  England 9
2015
Details
South Korea
Seoul
 Ukraine 3–1  Spain  Italy 2–1  Japan 5

IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix

Year Venue Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place Number of teams
2018
Details[5]
Japan
Tokyo
 Argentina 0–0
(2–0 p)
 England  Turkey 1–0  Russia 8
2019
Details[6]
 Argentina 2–0  England  Spain 1–0  Japan 8
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[7]
2021
Details[8]
 Argentina 3–0  Japan  Spain 1–0  Thailand 5
2022
Details[9]
Mexico
Puebla
 Brazil 0–0
(3–2 p)
 Argentina  Mexico 0–0
(4–3 p)
 Costa Rica 5
2023
Details[10]
Brazil
São Paulo
 Brazil 2–0  Japan  Argentina 1–0  France 8

See also

References

  1. ^ "Football - Results". IBSA. Archived from the original on 16 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Championship organization and information - Blind Football World Cup". Archived from the original on 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  3. ^ "IBSA Blind Football calls off first Women's World Championship in Nigeria over COVID-19". Inside Games. 4 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Argentina is the first women's blind football world champion in history". IBSA. 21 August 2023.
  5. ^ "IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix 2018" (PDF). blindfootball.sport. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  6. ^ "IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix 2019" (PDF). blindfootball.sport. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  7. ^ "Blind Football World Grand Prix cancelled". IBSA. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  8. ^ "IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix 2021" (PDF). blindfootball.sport. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Brasil bate Argentina, fatura Grand Prix e se classifica para o Mundial". CBDV (in Portuguese). 7 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  10. ^ "Brasil vence Japão e é bicampeão do Grand Prix de futebol de cegos". CBDV (in Portuguese). 27 May 2023. Retrieved 21 August 2023.