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Published 18 September 2023 2 min read
England Para Teams

England men's deaf team find out World Championship opponents

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

The draw for the World Deaf Football Championship 2023 has been made as the Para Lions head to Malaysia


England will take on Australia, Nigeria and Gabon in their group stage games at the World Deaf Football Championship in Malaysia this month.

The Para Lions head to Kuala Lumpur for the fourth edition of the competition, which runs from 20 September until 8 October, with a 20-man squad which was named by head coach Sam Manoochehri last month.

And they now know who they will take on, with a re-draw for the competition being held on Monday having initially been grouped with Thailand, Mali and Ghana in the original draw.

They will start their campaign against the Aussies at the Stadium Mini Sapang on Saturday 23 September (1.30pm BST) before facing Nigeria at the same venue on Monday 25 September (9.30am BST).

Their final group match against Gabon will be staged on Wednesday 27 September (1.30pm BST).

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Deaf football explained

Find out more about the format of football which will be played at the competition in Malaysia