Tokyo 2020 semi-finalists China won the IBSA Blind Football Asia-Oceania Championships ©Getty Images

China have won the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football Asia-Oceania Championship, booking their place at the Paris 2024 Paralympics.

The final between China and Thailand at the United Sports Center in the Indian city of Kochi ended goalless, and it was the Chinese team - semi-finalists at the last two Paralympics - who triumphed 2-1 on penalties.

They had also needed penalties to come through their semi-final, prevailing 3-2 after a 1-1 draw against Iran.

The group stage for China yielded four wins from four against Thailand, Kazakhstan, India and Malaysia, scoring 16 goals and conceding none.

Thailand recovered from their 4-0 defeat to China to win their other three Group A matches, and then beat Japan 2-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Third place went to Japan, who had more joy in the shoot-out against Iran as they triumphed 2-1 after a goalless draw.

China are assured of a place at the Paralympic Games in 2024, while the four semi-finalists have each qualified for the men's World Championship at next year's IBSA World Games in the British city of Birmingham.

South Korea and Malaysia go into the 2023 IBSA Blind Football Intercontinental Cup after placing fifth and sixth respectively.

Kuroda Tomonari of Japan finished as the Championship's top scorer with nine goals, while China's Zhu Ruiming was named the best player and Thailand's Kasikonudompaisan Ponchai the best goalkeeper.