Tournament Draw complete for Vejen 2016News
The draw for the 2016 IFCPF World Championships Qualification Tournament was held on Friday, June 17 in Brøndby, Denmark. The thirteen (13) teams have been divided into four (4) groups.
With six weeks to go before the tournament kicks off in Vejen, Denmark, teams can now begin match specific preparations for their group stage matches.
The draw was completed by Soeren Jul Kristensen, Sport Director at the Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled, and Mads Tofte, goalkeeper and vice-captain of the Danish CP football national team.
The home team Denmark was drawn into Group D along with Canada, Japan and Finland – the only group to feature four (4) teams.
- It’s an exciting group for sure. Japan are a complete wild card, but we expect them to be good. We’ve played against Canada some years ago and know them as a stiff challenge. Finland is a physically gifted team, but we usually have the upper hand against them, said Mads Tofte following the draw.
Should Denmark finish 1st or 2nd in Group D, the team will move on to face the 1st or 2nd placed team from Group B with Portugal, Venezuela and the Republic of South Korea in the quarterfinals.
Iran, arguably the strongest team in the tournament, was drawn into Group Calong with Germany and Northern Ireland. In the quarterfinals, the top two teams from Group C will square off against the top two teams from Group A, which has Scotland, Spain and Australia fighting to advance.
The opening ceremony of the qualification tournament takes place on July 29 followed by the first matches. A complete schedule will be published next week.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Spain||Republic of South Korea||Germany||Denmark|
Watch a video of the draw on demand at the tournament Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cpfootball2016/