Matches are played between two teams, each with four outfield players
and a goalkeeper. The outfield players are visually impaired, and wear
eyeshades to ensure fairness; however, the goalkeeper may be fully or
partially sighted. The pitch is surrounded with a rebound wall; the
sport is played with no throw-ins and no offside rule, which ensures
non-stop action. Matches are played over two halves of 25 minutes each,
plus 10 minutes for half-time.

The Paralympic tournament will feature eight men’s teams, initially two
groups of four teams in a round-robin format. The top two teams in each
group will qualify for the semi-finals, with the winning semi-finalists
going head to head for the gold.


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