CP Football (Cerebral Palsy football) is a 7-a-side soccer game. The participants are athletes with neurological disorders, including stroke and traumatic brain injury. It is similar to football for able-bodied players but with a few modifications. There are seven players, instead of 11, and the measurements of the playing field are smaller.
Since CP Football is a team sport, classification is crucial to ensure fairness with regards to the impact of impairment between both teams.
In each team, 4 to 7 players are allowed to play at a time, including the goalkeeper. The game consists of two halves of 30 minutes, each with 15 minutes of break. At least 1 player with C5 or C6 classification must play in the game for each team. Otherwise, the number of players allowed to participate shall be reduced to 6. The maximum number of players with C8 classification allowed to participate in a game is 1 for each team. The throw-in player is allowed to roll the ball to the field and the ball must touch the ground as soon as it is thrown by the hand. There is no offside rule.
Tentative Games Schedule for 5 August 2022
- – Bronze Medal – 8:00am (SGT) to 9:30am (SGT)
- – Gold Medal – 4:00pm (SGT) to 5:30pm (SGT)