Draw for the 2015 IFCPF World Championships CP Football held at St. George's ParkNews
In the draw held at the FA’s National Football Centre held on Wednesday March 11th the host country England drew traditional powerhouses Ukraine and Iran, and will face Japan in their opening game on 16 June
The draw was made by Team GB and England Blind football legend Dave Clarke, St. George's Park chairman David Sheepshanks, FA director Kelly Simmons, and celebrated former Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Leeds United forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, now manager of Burton Albion, who train at the National Football Centre.
Sheepshanks shared his excitement at the prospect of the world’s best CP teams doing battle at the National Football Centre.
“This is the biggest ever disability football event in this country and we can’t wait," he said. “It’s a historic achievement for St. George’s Park and disability football in general.” “I promise we will give this tournament absolutely the prestige and the profile it deserves.”
The World Championships is the main qualifier tournament for the Rio Paralympic Games.
Group A: Ukraine, Iran, England Japan
Group B: Russia, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Portugal
Group C: Brazil, Scotland, USA, Venezuela
Group D: Netherlands, Argentina, Canada, Northern Ireland