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Brazil Top Blind Footballer Commends Iran

Brazil Top Blind Footballer Commends IranBrazil Top Blind Footballer Commends Iran

Brazil’s top blind footballer Ricardo Alves, best known as Ricardinho, has praised Iran blind soccer team and called it one of the world powerhouses that can put an end to Brazil’s dominance in the field.

Brazil has been the team to beat in football 5-a-side for almost a decade but Ricardinho, 28, expects Iran to come strong in 2018 Blind Football World Championships, due in Madrid, Spain, June 2018, Paralympic.org reported.

The best blind footballer in the world also chose the lone goal in the last year’s Rio Paralympic Games final against Iran as his favorite ever.

“Iran did a great work to come to the final in Rio and I believe they can get even better. I had broken my left leg and damaged the ligaments early in the year so I wasn’t sure I would make it to the Paralympics. But I managed to be fully fit for the final and scored the goal that gave Brazil its fourth 5-a-side gold medal. The goal against Iran still makes me feel emotional,” Ricardinho said.

 

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