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Türkiye win third straight Amputee European Championship in Evian

Türkiye continued their perfect record in the Amputee Football European Championship as they beat Spain in the final to claim a third straight title.

Türkiye lifted their third consecutive Amputee European Football Championship European Amputee Football Federation / Jake Kirkman
Türkiye lifted their third consecutive Amputee European Football Championship European Amputee Football Federation / Jake Kirkman

Türkiye claimed an incredible third consecutive Amputee Football European Championship title as they overcame Spain 3-0 in the final in Evian, France on Saturday 8 June.

Following their victories in 2017 and 2021, Türkiye have now won every edition of the European Championship so far and have still never lost a match in the tournament.

An exciting group stage saw 106 goals scored across 24 matches, with eight teams progressing to the quarter-finals, including hosts France and EAFF Nations League Division A winners England, along with 2021 runners-up Spain and bronze medallists Poland.

Türkiye, who are also the current world champions after their victory at the 2022 World Cup, recorded impressive wins over Germany in the quarter-finals and Poland in the semis, before beating Spain in a repeat of the 2021 showpiece.

Poland claimed their third bronze in three tournaments with a 1-0 win over England in the third-place play-off.

What is the Amputee Football European Championship?

The 2024 Amputee Football European Championship, organised by the French Amputee Football Association (EFFA) and European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF), follows highly successful editions in Poland in 2021 and Türkiye in 2017.

Coinciding with the UEFA EURO finals, the competition is the ultimate showcase for amputee football across Europe. It attracts thousands of spectators, with many more following the action online.

This year’s tournament was expanded to include 16 teams, giving more players the chance to display their skills on the international stage.

The Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Scotland all made their debut at this year’s event, reflecting the growing popularity of amputee football.

Amputee football in Europe

Amputee football is developing rapidly throughout Europe. International tournaments and domestic club competitions are drawing in new players and increasing awareness within the broader football community.

Through its partnership with UEFA, the EAFF promotes the development of junior programmes in member countries, encouraging amputee children to engage in the sport.

Officially recognised by FIFA, amputee football is now played in over 30 countries worldwide, with the number continuously rising.

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