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January 13, 2005

British men reach football final

From: BBC Sport, UK - Jan 13, 2005

Great Britain are through to the final of the men's football competition at the Deaflympics after sweeping aside Germany 4-1 in the semi-finals.

Lee Farrell netted for Team GB after 15 minutes and Oliver Wilcox added a second just after half-time.

Germany's Dennis Kluge pulled one back before an own goal and a second from Farrell made the result beyond doubt.

Great Britain will now face Iran, who beat Ireland 3-2 in the other semi, for the gold medal on Sunday.

The victory means Great Britain are guaranteed to leave Melbourne with at least a silver medal.

Farrell, who plays semi-professional football for East Preston, is the tournament's top-scorer with 10 goals.

Great Britain last won the competition in 1989 when they beat Ireland in New Zealand.

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Published: 2005/01/13 14:51:56 GMT