Freestyle Football is a sport in which athletes compete to perform various tricks using a football. The sport is wildly popular in all major soccer playing nations, especially in South American countries.
Freestyle football is divided into five major styles based on the moves performed, which are,
- Lower Body Style - In this style, players are allowed to use only their legs to perform tricks.
- Upper Body Style - In this style, players are allowed to only use their head, shoulders, and chest.
- Sitting Down Style - In this style, all tricks have to be performed with the player sitting down. Both upper and lower body can be used.
- Ground Moves Style - In this style, players perform football moves and are free to move around anywhere in the field while performing tricks.
- Special Style - In this style players perform acrobatic dance moves while keeping the football from falling onto the ground.
A set of moves that are commonly performed in competitions are, Maradona 7, Around the World, Crossover, and Hop the World.
Some of the major international competitions conducted for freestyle foootball are, F3 World Tour, Superball - World Open Championships, Red Bull Street Style, and F3 European Championships.
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