Brazil’s Blind Soccer Team

A foot on a soccer ball

With the World Cup happening, soccer fever is spreading. And if you think there’s no place out on the soccer pitch for a person who is blind, think again, because Brazil has a whole team made up of soccer players with vision impairment. They’re a country that takes their soccer fairly seriously!

Like goalball, there’s a bell inside the soccer ball and all players wear blindfolds to even the playing field. They also add some other accommodations, like lateral barriers to prevent the ball from going out of bounds.

The New York Times has a short video about it, with captions, so take a look here or watch below:

 
 

 


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