Tournament information

You can find key information about the 2018 IFCPF European Championships in a nutshell below. Following are the answers to various questions including: what is CP-Football; how to reach the KNVB Campus; what's the structure of the organisation and what information is available to the media?

CP football is intended for players who have problems with balance or controlling their movements as a result of a brain lesion called Cerebral Palsy. Most of these football players have had a trauma at birth or acquired brain injury as a result of a stroke, brain infarct or tumour.

FIFA rules

The sport is played under FIFA rules with some modifications. These include a smaller pitch, a smaller number of players, elimination of the offside rule and permission for one-handed throw-ins.

The first official CP-Football match in the Netherlands took place 33 years ago. The national CP-Football squad was given the status of official KNVB team in 2005.

European champions


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