Live Stream: England v Spain (24/08/17)
The IBSA Blind Football European Championships continue later this afternoon when England face Spain in the competitions semi-final.
Italy 0-6 England
Around 300 spectators witnessed England batter Italy with goals from Dan English, who netted four times, Robin Williams scored a brace while Brandon Coleman and Roy Turnham got one apiece.
England: Dylan Malpas, Keryn Seal, Robin Williams, Roy Turnham, Nathan Edge, Owen Cambridge, Dan English, Brandon Coleman, Darren Harris, Dan James, Trainer/Guide: Jonathan Pugh, Adam Bendall.
What is blind football?
Courtesy, Euro 2017 Blind Football European Championships website.
There are four blind players per team who chasing the ball, while a seeing team mate tries to save the ball in time. The goal is as big as a (field) hockey goal - which does not necessarily make the goalies job easier, since his penalty box is only 8 meters squared. The pitch itself has a size of 40 x 20 meters and is engulfed by a barrier along the sides, as this aids the players with their orientation and safety.
During a half, the clock is stopped every time there is a break in the action. The actual play time is 20 minutes, but depending on the amount of fouls, timeouts and substitutions, it can take up to 40 minutes till half time.
Can England make the final?
Come on ENGLAND!