Footvolley is a sport that is the combination aspects of beach volleyball and association football (soccer). Footvolley sport was created in Brazil by Octavio de Moraes in 1965 on the Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and was first known as “pevoley” which literally means foot volley.
Footvolley is essentially beach volleyball except in this sport the players are not able to use their hands. The rules are basically the same as in beach volleyball, with the exception the ball-touch rules, which are taken from Association football. A football is used rather than a volleyball.
This spectacular sport started in Rio de Janeiro, and has spread to cities like Brazil, Santos, Florianopolis, Goiania and Recife.
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- Footvolley was a demonstration sport at the Rio Olympics
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