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Footvolley

Footvolley is a sport which 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 actually a beach volleyball sport except in this sport the players do not have the permission 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.

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This spectacular sport started in Rio de Janeiro, and has spread to cities like Brazil, Santos, Florianopolis, Goiania and Recife.

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