Elephant Soccer

In the sport of Elephant Soccer, riders on the back of elephants direct the elephants to play football/soccer, and if you ever watch a video of the sport in action you will see that the elephants can play quite well.

The games are played on a smaller field, with an inflatable ball larger than the standard soccer ball. An elephant may play as a goalkeeper and does a good job blocking the goal area, but they tend to only use their feet to play the ball.

There are occasional elephant football games played in Thailand, Nepal and India.

Elephants preparing for a matchElephants preparing for a match

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