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Published 17 August 2023 4 min read
England Para Teams

Report: England Blind Men 0-0 Argentina

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Nicholas Veevers

Para Lions held in their second match of the IBSA World Championship in Birmingham

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England men’s blind team were held to a draw by Argentina in Thursday’s IBSA World Championship group clash in Birmingham.

Adam Bendall’s side couldn’t find a way past the South Americans and were left waiting for their first goal of the competition following their opening game defeat against Germany on Tuesday.

It was a closely contested game throughout and both teams will feel they could’ve come away with a victory, but it wasn’t to be and the Para Lions will now be targeting a win in their game against China on Saturday.

England started the game well and created a good opportunity when an early shot from Roy Turnham’s flew just wide of the post.

At the other end, Ignacio Oviedo was presented with a chance in the area, which Dylan Malpas did well to save from close range when he was picked out by captain Angel Deldo with a smart pass.

Dan English then saw an effort well saved by the Argentine keeper Dario Lencina.

And it was Argentina ended the first half strongly though with Malpas denying Deldo’s shot on target before Nahuel Heredia saw his effort from a well-worked corner routine also collected by the England goalkeeper.

The second half followed a similar pattern, with both nations making use of their substitutes in a bid to make the breakthrough.

Argentina came the closet to winning it though as Malpas saved his best save until last, as he somehow got a hand to deny Maxi Espincillo who embarked on a good run before firing in a low shot towards the bottom corner.

You can watch Saturday’s game with China on the IBSA official YouTube channel, with the game kickng-off at 4.30pm.

England: 1 Dylan Malpas, 3 Owen Bainbridge, 5 Dan English, 8 Efe Shimwell, 9 Roy Tunham

Substitutes: 13 Sam Marsden, 4 Amir Azeem, 7 Brandon Coleman, 10 Eesa Amjid

Coach: Adam Bendall

Argentina: 1 Dario Lencina, 2 Angel Deldo, 4 Froilan Padilla, 10 Braian Pereyra, 15 Maxi Espancillo

Substitutes: 12 German Muleck, 3 Matias Olivera, 8 Ezekiel Fernandes, 11 Ignacio Oviedo, 14 Nahuel Heredia
17 Aug 2023 93:32

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Para Lions held in their IBSA World Championship campaign in Birmingham