Football is one of the most prestigious and popular disciplines of sports for the deaf. Football included in the programme of the summer Deaflympics since their inception – in 1924. World Championships have been held since 2008.

Currently, every 4 years the football of the deaf hosts the world Championships, regional Championships and soccer tournaments in the summer Deaflympics. The competition is held in Junior (U18, U-21) and adult categories among men and women.