Published on February 9th, 2015 | by mpower

Brazil’s Highly Competitive Blind Football Players

In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil football is life itself.  Everyone plays from dawn until well past dusk.  For individuals with visual impairments the game is accessible through 5 a side football. It is the same game with a few modifications.

This short clip explores “Blind Football,” a highly competitive sport played by blind and partially-sighted athletes. Watch as one of the top teams in Brazil tries to pull a new player out of isolation.

This sport is a Paralympic event and will be featured at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

“It’s a moment in life when I have no worries” -Team Player

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