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German World Cup keeper volunteers for blind team
The Independent, September 12th, 2012 2:45AM

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Jen Lehmann, who played on Germany's 2006 World Cup team and spent much of his career at Arsenal, is being considered as a possible goalkeeper for Germany's blind soccer team at the next Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

Visually impaired soccer teams are allowed to use fully-sighted goalkeepers. According to the Paralympic rules, "all four outfield players must wear blackout eyeshades to ensure fairness. The goalkeeper may be fully sighted but he is not allowed to leave his penalty area."

According to the German newspaper Bild, Lehmann, who will be 46 in 2016, is tempted by the chance to win the first major international title of his career.

"This is very interesting, as long as I am fit to go there," he said. "In any case, it's OK to talk about it if you are interested."

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  1. Daniel Pelleck
    commented on: September 12, 2012 at 2:34 p.m.
    This is a joke, right?


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