England Blind and Partially Sighted teams discover World Championship opponents
The Blind Football World Championships and Partially Sighted World Championship are taking place at the 2023 IBSA World Games in Birmingham this summer
The draws for the three football World Championships taking place at this summer’s 2023 IBSA World Games were held at St. George’s Park this afternoon.
England have teams competing in the men’s and women’s Blind Football World Championships and in the men’s Partially Sighted World Championship this summer.
The 2023 IBSA World Games in Birmingham will take place between 14-27 August, with the specific match dates for each competition and ticket purchasing information found here.
The FA’s head of para performance, Cath Gilby, and England Blind women’s head coach Michelle Wilcock started proceedings by conducting the women’s Blind Football World Championships draw.
This was followed by England Blind men’s head coach Adam Bendall and player Roy Turnham partaking in the men’s draw before England PS head coach Steve Daley and player John McDougall assisted with the Partially Sighted competition.
You can see the draws in full below and the England squads for each competition can be found here.
Women's Blind World Championships draw
Monday 14 August: England vs Japan (10.30am)
Tuesday 15 August: Morocco vs England (10.30am)
Thursday 17 August: England vs Sweden (10.30am)
Men's Blind World Championships draw
Tuesday 15 August: England v Germany (4.30pm)
Thursday 17 August: Argentina v England (4.30pm)
Saturday 19 August: England v China (4.30pm)
Partially Sighted World Championships draw
Wednesday 16 August: Spain v England (5.30pm)
Thursday 17 August: France v England (5.30pm)
Saturday 19 August: Italy v England (5.30pm)
2023 IBSA World Games tickets