Football 7-a-side at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
at the XIII Paralympic Games
|Venue||Olympic Green Hockey Field|
|Dates||8–16 September 2008|
- 1 Classfication
- 2 Qualification
- 3 Competition format
- 4 Group stage
- 5 Knockout stage
- 6 Medallists
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The sport of 7-a-side football is for people with cerebral palsy; athletes classified as CP5 through CP8 may take part. The classification system grades player by the extent of their disability, with lower numbers corresponding to more severe impairment. At least one CP5 or CP6 player, and no more than three CP8 players, may be on the field at a given time.
|2006/2007 Zonal Qualify Tournament (Team qualify with this must reach top 10 in world championship, otherwise the slots will allocate to highest rank and not qualified team in the world championship)||2006 European CPISRA Football 7-a-side Championship||1||Ukraine (UKR)|
|2006 FESPIC Games||1||Iran (IRI)|
|2007 Para-Pan America Games||1||Brazil (BRA)|
|2007 CPISRA Football 7-a-side World Championship||Top 4 in the team not qualified||4||Russia (RUS)|
|Great Britain (GBR) 1|
|Host Nation||Auto-qualification if take part in either 2007 World Championship or 2006/07 Zonal Championship||1||China (CHN)|
- The slot was won by team Scotland but is allocated to the unified team of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- The rank of the united team of England and Wales is higher than Ireland, but only one team can represent Great Britain, so the Republic of Ireland qualified as following best non-qualified team.
The eight teams were divided into two even groups for a single round robin group stage. The top two teams of each group qualified for the semifinal, while the lower two teams from each group competed for 5th through 8th places. Games consisted of two 30-minute halves. A victory ceremony was held just after the finish of the gold medal match, at 18:00 on September 16.
|Great Britain (GBR)||3||0||1||2||2||12||−10||1|
|Ukraine||8 – 1||Great Britain|
5th–8th place semi-finals
7th–8th place match
|Great Britain||10 – 2||China|
Barker 18', 41', 54', 61'
G. Paterson 31+'
J. Paterson 48'
|(Report)||Fan 40', 60'|
5th–6th place match
|Netherlands||4 – 2||Ireland|
van de Ven 24'
Lokhoff 31+', 38'
Messett 11' 16'
Bronze medal match
|Brazil||0 – 4||Iran|
|(Report)||Karimzadeh 5', 17', 21' 44'
Akbari 61' 64'
Gold medal match
|Ukraine||2 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Russia|
|Antonyuk 69', 71'||(Report)||Borisov 19'
- "Schedules and Results - Football 7-a-side". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-09-19.