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Algeria have qualified both men's and women's teams for the goalball competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Both sides won their respective International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) African Goalball Regional Championships on home soil at the Staoueli Gymnasium in Algiers.

The hosts met Egypt in both finals, with the women romping home with an 11-1 success.

The men were in similarly good form, comfortably easing past their opponents 7-2.

Algerian men's coach Aissa Soualmi could not hide his relief after helping qualify his team for the Brazilian city.

"I'm relieved, because it was my first experience as a national coach and is punctuated with African qualification to Rio 2016," he said.

"I thank the National Paralympic Committee of Algeria for trusting me and I will keep the momentum going to do well in Brazil.”

The goalball line-up for Rio is now complete with Algeria joining Brazil, Finland, United States, Lithuania, Sweden, China, Turkey, Canada and Germany in the men's competition.

The women join Brazil, United States, Russia, Turkey, Israel, China, Ukraine, Canada and Japan.

Competition in Rio will take place at the Future Arena.

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