Football 7-a-side at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Football 7-a-side
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Football 7-a-side pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Venue Olympic Green Hockey Field
Dates 8–16 September 2008
Competitors 8 teams
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ukrain  Ukraine
2nd, silver medalist(s) Russia  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Iran  Iran
2004
2012

7-a-side football at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held at the Olympic Green Hockey Field from September 8 to September 16. One event was contested, a men's team competition.

Classification[edit]

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.

Participating teams[edit]

Eight teams qualified for the football 7-a-side tournament in the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

 Russia
Pavel Borisov
Alexey Chesmin
Mamuka Dzimistarishvili
Stanislav Kolykhalov
Andrey Kuvaev
Alexander Lekov
Andrey Lozhechnikov
Lasha Murvandze
Georgy Nadzharyan
Ivan Potekhin
Oleg Smirnov
Aleksey Tumakov
 Brazil
Fabiano Bruzzi
Adriano Costa
Irinieu Ferreira
Marcos Ferreira
Jose Guimaraes
Leandro Marinho
Gilberto Moraes
Wanderson Oliveira
Antonio Rocha
Luciano Rocha
Jean Rodrigues
Marcos Silva
 Netherlands
Bart Adelaars
Jeffrey Bruiner
Stephan Lokhoff
Joey Mense
Pawel Statema
Johannes Straatman
Johannes Swinkels
Rudy van Breemen
Martijn van de Ven
Hendrikus van Kempen
Thieu van Don
Johannes Voogd
 China
Dong Xinliang
Fan Zhichao
He Jinghua
Lang Yunlong
Li Chuan
Liu Bo
Wu Gang
Xu Guojun
Yang Wenshun
Yang Ye
Zhu Xu
Zhuge Bin
 Ukraine
Volodymyr Antonyuk
Oleksandr Devlysh
Taras Dutko
Ihor Kosenko
Mykola Mikhovych
Denys Ponomaryov
Anatolii Shevchyk
Ivan Shkvarlo
Kostyantyn Symashko
Vitaliy Trushev
Andriy Tsukanov
Serhiy Vakulenko
 Iran
Moslem Akbari
Bahman Ansari
Rasoul Atashafrouz
Ehsan Gholam Hosseinpour
Morteza Heidari
Habibollah Heidari Mehr
Abdolreza Karimzadeh
Ardeshir Mahini
Esmaeil Malekzadeh Nash
Gholamreza Najafitovahkhoshgeh
Hadi Safari
 Ireland
Aidan Brennan
Kieran Patrick Devlin
Paul Dollard
Luke Evans
Mark Gerard Jones
Darren Kavanagh
Derek Michael Malone
Joseph James Markey
Brian McGillivary
Gary Messett
Alan O'Hara
Finbarr O'Riordan
 Great Britain
Michael Barker
Matthew Dimbylow
Matthew Ellis
Richard Fox
Roy Gordon
Kieran Martin
Graeme Paterson
Jonathan Paterson
Jordan Raynes
Mark Robertson
Leon Taylor
Michael Wilson

Competition format[edit]

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.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Russia (RUS) 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20 9
 Brazil (BRA) 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
 Netherlands (NED) 3 1 0 2 9 14 −5 3
 China (CHN) 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0

2008-09-08
9:00
Russia  6 – 0  China

2008-09-08
11:15
Brazil  1 – 0  Netherlands

2008-09-10
13:30
Russia  12 – 1  Netherlands

2008-09-10
15:45
Brazil  8 – 0  China

2008-09-12
9:00
Russia  3 – 0  Brazil

2008-09-12
11:15
Netherlands  8 – 1  China

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Ukraine (UKR) 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 9
 Iran (IRI) 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Ireland (IRL) 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 1 2 2 12 −10 1

2008-09-08
13:30
Iran  4 – 2  Ireland

2008-09-08
15:45
Ukraine  8 – 1  Great Britain
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 5,141
Referee: Kou Yadong (China)

2008-09-10
9:00
Iran  3 – 0  Great Britain
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 5,500

2008-09-10
11:15
Ukraine  7 – 0  Ireland
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 6,763

2008-09-12
13:30
Iran  0 – 4  Ukraine

Knockout stage[edit]

Classification round[edit]

5th–8th place semi-finals[edit]

2008-09-14
11:30
China  1 – 4  Ireland

7th–8th place match[edit]

2008-09-16
9:00
Great Britain  10 – 2  China
Dimbylow Goal 1'
Barker Goal 18'41'54'61'
Robertson Goal 20'
Gordon Goal 28'
G. Paterson Goal 31+'
Ellis Goal 39'
J. Paterson Goal 48'
(Report) Fan Goal 40'60'
Olympic Green Hockey Field A
Attendance: 4235
Referee: Fang Aijun (China)

5th–6th place match[edit]

2008-09-16
11:30
Netherlands  4 – 2  Ireland
Voogd Goal 5'
van de Ven Goal 24'
Lokhoff Goal 31+'38'
(Report) O'Riordan Goal 7'
Messett Goal 11' YC 16'
Olympic Green Hockey Field A
Attendance: 7142
Referee: Kou Yadong (China)

Medal round[edit]

Semifinal[edit]

2008-09-14
14:00
Brazil  0 – 6  Ukraine

2008-09-14
16:30
Russia  5 – 0  Iran

Bronze medal match[edit]

2008-09-16
14:00
Brazil  0 – 4  Iran
(Report) Karimzadeh Goal 5'17'21' YC 44'
Malekzadeh YC 47'
Mahini YC 54'
Akbari YC 61' Goal 64'
Olympic Green Hockey Field A
Attendance: 11266
Referee: Jorge Eduardo Barbisan (Argentina)

Gold medal match[edit]

2008-09-16
16:30
Ukraine  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Russia
Antonyuk Goal 69'71' (Report) Borisov YC 19'
Potekhin YC 24'
Kuvaev YC 31'
Murvanadze Goal 74'
Olympic Green Hockey Field A
Attendance: 11267
Referee: Guido Gonzalez (Ecuador)

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team  Ukraine (UKR)

Volodymyr Antonyuk (captain)
Kostyantyn Symashko
Vitaliy Trushev
Serhiy Vakulenko
Taras Dutko
Anatolii Shevchyk
Oleksandr Devlysh
Ivan Shkvarlo
Andriy Tsukanov
Denys Ponomaryov
Mykola Mikhovych
Ihor Kosenko
Coach: Sergiy Ovcharenko

 Russia (RUS)

Ivan Potekhin (captain)
Alexander Lekov
Lasha Murvanadze
Pavel Borisov
Aleksey Tumakov
Alexey Chesmin
Andrey Kuvaev
Oleg Smirnov
Andrey Lozhechnikov
Georgy Nadzharyan
Mamuka Dzimistarishvili
Stanislav Kolykhalov
Coach: Avtandil Baramidze

 Iran (IRI)

Ardeshir Mahini (captain)
Esmaeil Malekzadeh
Bahman Ansari
Morteza Heidari
Ehsan Gholam-Hosseinpour
Moslem Akbari
Abdolreza Karimzadeh
Habibollah Heidari-Mehr
Gholamreza Najafi
Hadi Safari
Rasoul Atash-Afrouz
Coach: Alireza Raadi

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