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Amputee Football was founded in the 1970s in America and today has established teams in over 32 countries. The sport was recently considered for inclusion in the Paralympic Games. The rules of the game follow those of standard football but with a few notable exceptions. Outfield players must have an amputation at or above the ankle and use crutches. Goalkeepers must be amputated at or above the wrist. The use of prostheses is prohibited. The Irish Amputee Football Association was founded in 2011 with the help and support of the FAI. The IAFA have sent teams to compete internationally in England and Poland and hosted their own six-nation tournament in August 2013. At the end of 2014 the IAFA will compete for the first time at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico.


Amputee squad ready for European Championships

The Ireland squad have put the work in and they are fully prepared for the EAFF European Championships in Turkey, which kick off on October 1.

VIDEO: Ex-Internationals face Amputee team

The Ireland Amputee team faced an Ireland XI in an exhibition game in Dublin.

Ireland's Amputee team continue progress with runners-up spot

THE Republic of Ireland Amputee footballers produced an impressive display at the AMP Futbol Cup tournament in Podhale, Poland, this week to finish up runners-up and unbeaten in their four fixtures.