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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.

Elephants preparing for a matchElephants preparing for a match

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.

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