Brazil will host the goalball tournament in São Paulo ©Getty Images

Brazilian city São Paulo will host this year's International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) Goalball American Regional Championships, it has been confirmed.

The event at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre has been tentatively scheduled for between November 26 and December 3. 

The Brazilian Confederation of Sports for the Visually Impaired will organise the event which will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 World Championships in Malmo in Sweden.

Places at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Peru's capital Lima will also be up for grabs.

Brazil's men won Paralympic bronze at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
Brazil's men won Paralympic bronze at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

Brazil ended 2016 top of the both the men's and women's goalball world rankings.

The men won a bronze medal at their home Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September, behind winners Lithuania and runners-up United States.

The women's team lost the bronze medal match to the US, 3-2.

São Paulo has already staged three major Para-sport events this year - the Youth Parapan American Games, a Para Athletics Grand Prix and the second leg of the World Para Swimming World Series.