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England's blind squad competed at the Tango Cup in Buenos Aires as part of Euro prep

Friday 28 Jun 2019
England took on Argentina twice and Brazil at the Tango Cup in Buenos Aires

England’s Blind squad were give three tough tests in Argentina, at this year’s Tango Cup competition in Buenos Aires.

Jon Pugh’s side twice faced opposition from the host nation, who field an A and B team, and Brazil in a four team tournament between 25 and 27 June.

The trip to South America also gave the Para Lions a chance to make some valuable preparations for the IBSA Blind European Championships which take place in Rome in September.

Their first game on Tuesday 25 June saw them face Brazil, which they drew 0-0 before winning 3-1 on penalties. They then took on Argentina B the following day and narrowly lost 1-0 and then rounded-off their tour against Argentina's A squad which again resulted in a 1-0 reverse.

The Squad

Azeem Amir, Roy Turnham, Darren Harris, Owen Bainbridge, Daniel English, Dylan Malpas, Brandon Coleman, Sam Marsden

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By Nicholas Veevers