Goalball is a team sport designed for the visually impaired. The game is played in teams of 3. Athletes attempt to score by rolling a ball equipped with bells into the opposing team’s goal. The sound of the bells attached to the ball guide defenders who use their bodies to block against these shots.
All athletes (full blind and partially sighted) are required to wear eyeshades and eye patches to ensure a level playing field.
A game will last for 24 minutes, divided into 2 halves of 12 minutes each. There are 3 field players in each team, and 3 substitute players are allowed. While play is in progress, complete silence is necessary to allow the players to instantly react to the ball. An audible warning is given 5 minutes before the start of the game and 30 seconds before the start of the first and second halves.
Tentative Games Schedule for 2 August 2022
- – Men’s Preliminary Match, Philippines vs Malaysia – 9:00am (SGT) to 10:10am (SGT)
- – Women’s Preliminary Match, Indonesia vs Thailand – 10:10am (SGT) to 11:20am (SGT)
- – Men’s Preliminary Match, Laos vs Cambodia – 11:20am (SGT) to 12:30pm (SGT)
- – Women’s Preliminary Match, Myanmar vs Singapore – 12:30pm (SGT) to 1:40pm (SGT)
- – Men’s Preliminary Match, Myanmar vs Indonesia – 1:40pm (SGT) to 2:50pm (SGT)
- – Men’s Preliminary Match, Thailand vs Philippines – 2:50pm (SGT) to 4:00pm (SGT)
- – Men’s Preliminary Match, Malaysia vs Laos – 4:00pm (SGT) to 5:10pm (SGT)