Paralympics GB finishes 5-a-side football in seventh place at Paralympics

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

London, England — This morning, Great Britain beat Turkey in the 7th–8th place classification match in 5-a-side football by a score of 2–0 at London's Riverbank Arena. Following the match, Great Britain's 41-year-old captain David Clarke retired from the sport with a national team career that included 128 goals scored in 144 caps.

Players line up for a Great Britain penalty kick
Image: Laura Hale.
Passes in 5-a-side football are often short and most penalty kicks are lined up like this one earlier today at London's Riverbank Arena
Image: Laura Hale.
A Turkish player is down in the first half
Image: Laura Hale.
Great Britain and Turkey line up for a Great Britain corner kick
Image: Laura Hale.
Scoreboard showing Great Britain winning
Image: Laura Hale.
British fans cheer for their team after a goal is scored
Image: Laura Hale.
Paralympic GB team enters the field of play to start the second half
Image: Laura Hale.
Turkey starts play at the start of the second half
Image: Laura Hale.
A Great Britain player tries to recover after tripping over a player from Turkey
Image: Laura Hale.
The goalkeeper and umpire help to line up Turkish players during a penalty kick
Image: Laura Hale.
Great Britain takes a corner kick
Image: Laura Hale.
Great Britain during a time out
Image: Laura Hale.
Turkey and Britain battle for the ball
Image: Laura Hale.
A Paralympics GB player gets assistance putting his mask back on
Image: Laura Hale.
Great Britain celebrates scoring a goal
Image: Laura Hale.
The teams congratulate each other following the game
Image: Laura Hale.



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