Torball

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M.E.A.N. team at the European Torball Cup, Paris, 2007

Torball (German: goal ball) is a sport for the blind and visually impaired. It is played by two teams on opposite sides of an indoor playing field. Each team consists of 3 players. In the middle part of the field, there are 3 cords stretched across the entire width. On each end of the playing field is a goal that also stretches the entire width (7 meters) of the field. The playing ball is similar to a soccer ball with bells inside so that it can be heard when it is rolling across the playing field.

Description[edit]

The object of the game is to score as many goals as possible by rolling the ball under the 3 cords into the goal of the opposing team. The 3 player teams are both attackers and defenders during the two five-minute periods. If the ball touches one of the 3 cords, a penalty is called, where one player leaves the field and the remaining 2 players must try to defend their goal for one ‘throw’ by the opposing team.

Official IBSA Torball Rules[edit]

The current official rules for Torball can be downloaded from the International Blind Sports Federation website.

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