Hosts Sweden were beaten today ©INAS

Argentina thrashed hosts Sweden at the 2018 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) Football World Championships in Kristinehamn today.

The South American side were too strong for the Europeans from the outset at the Sannavallen Stadium and led 3-0 by half-time.

They ruthlessly pressed home their advantage to complete a 7-0 victory.

France were also awarded a 3-0 walkover victory over South Africa in the scheduled early match today.

South Africa were silver medallists in 2014, but were a late withdrawal for this event.

The event is taking place in stadiums in four towns across Sweden: Tingvalla IP and Örsholmens IP in Karlstad, Sannavallen in Kristinehamn, Solviksvallen in Arvika and the Sannerudsvallen in Kil.

 Poland will play against Russia and Japan will face Saudi Arabia in Group B.