FDFC Honorary President Christof Niklaus at the World Deaf Football Championships, Ankara – Turkey
Our honorary president and former Fulham DFC Guv is the ICSD Football Technical Director has had a very busy month. He was responsible for organising and making sure the World Deaf Football Championships in Ankara – Turkey went without a hitch!
The Men’s world champions were Turkey, who had St John DFC’s Huseyin Er in playing a big part. Turkey defeated Egypt 1-0 to win. Amazingly Egypt reached the final eating and drinking nothing all day throughout the competition because of Ramadan!
USA Deaf Women were crowned women’s champions, making it three major tournaments in a row: 2005 Deaflympics, 2009 Deaflympics and 2012 World Deaf Football Champions!
If you are wondering why Great Britain did not participate, a full explanation can be found on the britishdeaffootball.com website.
Photos and videos: https://www.facebook.com/World.Deaf.Football
Men’s Final: Turkey v Egypt: http://vimeo.com/46568355
Women’s Final: USA v Russia: http://vimeo.com/46552482
Tournament website: http://www.deaffootball2012.com/