Published 09 June 2022 4 min read
England Para Teams

England men's blind squad head to Italy for IBSA Euro Finals

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Nicholas Veevers

Para Lions coach Adam Bendall is taking a nine-man squad to Pescara for the 2022 IBSA Euro Finals
The England men’s blind team are in action at the IBSA Blind Football European Championship in Italy this month.
 
The Para Lions have taken a nine-man squad to Pescara for the competition, which kicks-off on Saturday and runs until the final on Friday 17 June.
 
With ten nations entering the competition and split into two groups, there are four games for Adam Bendall’s team to face before the competition heads into the placing matches and semi-final.
 
Bendall and his experienced goalkeeper coach Tony Elliott have no shortage of experience on the pitch either, with eight of the squad who finished third at the 2019 IBSA Euros back for another crack at the title.
The Para Lions have been in training at St. George's Park ahead of their trip to Italy
The Para Lions have been in training at St. George's Park ahead of their trip to Italy
England begin their campaign on Saturday when they face Poland, with the rest of their group fixtures over the following three days against Romania (12 June), Germany (13 June) and Spain (14 June), all kicking-off at 8am BST.
 
After that, the semi-finals are on 15 June with the placing games held on 15 and 16 June with the final on 17 June.
 
Matches will all be streamed on the IBSA YouTube channel.
 
The Squad
 
Azeem Amir, Liam Archer, Owen Bainbridge (captain), Brandon Coleman, Dan English, Dylan Malpas (GK), Rainbow Mbuangi, Sam Marsden (GK), Roy Turnham
 

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