Sports

Football 7-a-side

  • Summer
    Game
  • Rio
    2016

Football 7-a-side

7-a-side football for athletes with cerebral palsy. In Japan, the sport is called 'CP soccer'. Matches consist of two halves of 30 minutes each. The measurements of the playing field and the goal are smaller than that of football for able-bodied players. Furthermore, special rules are applied such as no offside, and permission for one-handed throw-ins. Players classified as disability level C5, C6, C7, or C8 are eligible to play. At least one C5 or C6 player must be on the field at all times, and there cannot be more than two C8 players (athletes with minimal disability) playing at once.