VisiBall in Brasil


On June 1st, at the Cruyff Court Urece in Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, the blind football team from Urece Sports and Culture for the Blind gathered to try playing VisiBall.

The team has a mix of young and experienced players who played for the first time a football match sharing the field with goalkeepers and staff members.

The team was very excited about the experience, which was mostly fun, but it became clear that VisiBall could become a great strategy to improve the blind football team's abilities, as 2004 five-a-side Athens Paralympic Games gold medallist Anderson Dias stated.

VisiBall is an incredible game to promote the inclusion of blind people in football. I wish I had the opportunity to play it when I was young. On the other hand, playing with sighted players, we faced a much faster game pace, which will surely improve our skills to play games under IBSA rules.

The coach of Urece, Márcio Rufino, is willing to use VisiBall in the future. He believes it is a fun way to have the team more united, active, and prepared for tournaments.