Finland is due to host the continental goalball event ©Pajulahti 2017

Matches at the 2017 International Blind Sports Federation Goalball European Championships Group A will be streamed live on the internet with commentary, it has been announced.

The biennial continental-wide event for both men and women will take place in the Pajulahti Sports Institute in Nastola in Finland from September 18 to 22.

All 66 matches from the group and knock-out stages will be broadcast live and will be accessible via the official event website, organisers have confirmed.

Matches will be streamed by a Finnish group called StudioReplay.

English commentary will also be provided by the Disability Sports Network, an Australian based non-profit organisation. 

Turkey will be hoping to repeat their success from 2015 in Kaunas, when the country's men's and women's teams both claimed European titles.

Action is due to take place at the Pajulahti Sports Institute in Lahti ©Pajulahti 2017
Action is due to take place at the Pajulahti Sports Institute in Lahti ©Pajulahti 2017

Finland and hosts Lithuania claimed the men's silver and bronze medals respectively, while Russia and Ukraine rounded out the women's podium.

Ten teams will feature in each event this time around.

Turkey and Finland will be joined by Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, Great Britain, Lithuania, Sweden, Belgium and Lithuania in the men's competition.

Turkey, Israel, Sweden, Britain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Finland and Greece will lock horns in the corresponding women's event.