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Amputee football World Cup


Magali Delporte

Because Football is one of the most popular games worlwide, handicapped people have always found ways of practising it. It simply comes down to finding a way of adapting the game to the handicap. After photographying the Blind Football World Cup, I discovered that there was also an Amputee football World Cup. The energy, speed and dedication of the players are alike those of any 'valid' player and this gives me the opportunity to tackle handicap in a more positive light than the usual one of the general media. This event was in Rio d'OUro, next to Rio de Janeiro. The countries taking part were: Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, USA, England and Russia. Brazil won the cup against Russia. The players are all one legged and they play with crutches. The goalkeeper only have one arm.


 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036972

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036977

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036968

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036965

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036966

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036974

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036967

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036975

Les béquilles des joureurs de l'équipe américaine sont réparées rapidement avant le match.

Rio d'Ouro, Brazil - 10/10/2001

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036971

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036973

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036976

Une supportrice de l'équipe brésilienne défile avec les joueurs

Rio d'Ouro, Brazil - 10/10/2001

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036969

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036970

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036980

Les joueurs brésileins sautent de joie après avoir marqué un but.

Rio d'Ouro, Brazil - 10/10/2001

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036978

 

Magali Delporte / Picturetank DEM0036979



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