Argentina national cerebral palsy football team

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Argentina national cerebral palsy football team
Nickname(s) Los Tigres
Federation Federación Argentina de Deportes para Parálisis Cerebral (FADEPAC)
IFCPF ranking 6
Highest IFCPF ranking 6 (August 2013, November 2014, 2016)
Lowest IFCPF ranking 9 (September 2011)
World Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2011)
Best result 7
Parapan American Games
Appearances 1
Argentina and the Netherlands warm up ahead of a match at the 2016 Salou tournament.

Argentina national cerebral palsy football team is the national cerebral football team for Argentina that represents the team in international competitions. Their best world ranking sixth and their lowest was ninth. Argentina has competed at both the IFCPF World Championships and the Paralympic Games, but has never finished in the medals in either event.

Background[edit]

Nicknamed "Los Tigres",[1][2] Argentina's national team is managed by Federación Argentina de Deportes para Parálisis Cerebral (FADEPAC).[3] In 2012, the team was coached by Osvaldo Hernandez.[4] In February 2014, an IFCPF coaching workshop was held in Brazil to try to further develop the sport. Chilean, Brazilian and Argentine coaches participated in it.[5]

National team development is supported by an International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) recognized national championship. Recognized years for the national IFCPF recognized competition include 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.[6]

In 2016, after getting an endorsement by the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA), the IFCPF Anti-Doping Code was formally amended to allow for out of competition testing. This was done through a WADA approved Whereabouts Programme managed through ADAMS. Drawing from players in a Registered Testing Pool, players from this country were included ahead of the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.[7]

Ranking[edit]

Argentina was ranked sixth in the world by the IFCPF in 2016.[8] The team is also ranked second in the Americas in 2016.[9] In August 2013 and November 2014, Argentina was also ranked sixth in the world.[10][11] In September 2012, the team was ranked eighth.[12] In September 2011, Argentina was ranked ninth.[13]

Players[edit]

There have been a number of players for the Argentine squad.

Name Number Classification Years active Ref
Alberto Alabarce 2013 [14]
Fabricio Álvarez 2013 [14]
Fabio Miguel Coria 9 FT8 2012 [4]
Maximiliano Sebastian Fernandez 6 FT7 2012 [4]
Matias Emiliano Fernandez Romano 11 FT6 2012 [4]
Carlos Alberto Ferreira 15 FT7 2012 [4]
Claudio Omar Figuera 14 FT7 2012 [4]
Ezequiel Anibal Jaime 4 FT7 2012 [4]
Rodrigo Luque 2013 [14]
Rodrigo Eloy Lugrin 10 FT7 2012 [4]
Rodrigo Adolfo Luquez 3 FT8 2012 [4]
Antonio Ariel Medina 7 FT5 2012 [4]
Mariano Andre Moranas 2 FT8 2012 [4]
Sergio Nahuel Gutierrez 12 FT7 2012 [4]
Gustavo Diego Nahuelquin 1 FT5 2012 [4]
Gaston Eduardo Rodriguez 8 FT7 2012 [4]
Brian David Vivot 5 FT7 2012 [4]

Results[edit]

Argentina has participated in a number of international tournaments. Six teams participated in the Toronto hosted American Cup in 2014. Group A included Venezuela, Argentina and Canada. Group B included Mexico, Brazil and the United States. The tournament was important for preparations for the 2015 Parapan American Games, and because it was the last major continental level competition of the year.[15] The team participated in the 2015 Parapan American Games, where they came away with a silver medal.[16][17]

Competition Location Year Total Teams Result Ref
Pre-Paralympic Tournament Salou, Spain 2016 7 7 [18]
Footie 7 Tournament Povao de Varzim, Portugal 2015 5 2 [19][20]
Parapan American Games Toronto, Canada 2015 2 [16][17]
America Cup Toronto, Canada 2014 6 2 [21][22]
Parapan American Youth Games Buenos Aires, Argentina 2013 6 [23]
Intercontinental Cup Barcelona, Spain 2013 16 [24]
Défi Sportif Tournament Canada 2013 4 1 [25]
British Paralympic World Cup Nottingham, England 2012 12 [26]
Yevpretoria Ukraine Yevpatoria, Crimea, Ukraine 2012 8 [27]

IFCPF World Championships[edit]

Argentina has participated in the IFCPF World Championships.

World Championships Location Total Teams Result Ref
2015 IFCPF World Championships England 15 8 [28]
2011 CPSIRA World Championships Netherlands 16 7 [29]

Paralympic Games[edit]

Argentina has participated in 7-a-side football at the Paralympic Games. They have never won a medal.[30]

Paralympic Results

Games Results Ref
2012 Summer Paralympics 6 [30]
2004 Summer Paralympics 4 [30]
2000 Summer Paralympics 5 [30]
1996 Summer Paralympics [30]

2016 Summer Paralympics

Argentina qualified for the Paralympics through the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto after Iran's qualifying spot was withdrawn because of a lack of competitors in their region.[31][32]

The draw for the tournament was held on May 6 at the 2016 Pre Paralympic Tournament in Salou, Spain. Argentina was put into Group B with the United States, Netherlands and Russia.[33] Iran qualified for the 2016 Rio Games following the suspension of Russia. The IPC ruled that there could not be a redraw for the groups. This resulted in Iran being put into Group A with the Netherlands, Argentina and the United States.[34] The tournament where the Paralympic draw took place featured 7 of the 8 teams participating in Rio. It was the last major preparation event ahead of the Rio Games for all teams participating.[35] Argentina finished 7th after losing placement matches to the United States 4 - 3 and Ireland 0 - 3.[36][37][38]

Going into the Rio Games, the team was hoping to build on good results earlier in past two years and win a medal.[16]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ukraine 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9 Semi finals
2  Brazil (H) 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6
3  Great Britain 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3 5th–6th place match
4  Ireland 3 0 0 3 2 18 −16 0 7th–8th place match
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.

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