Five alternative versions of the Beautiful Game.

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5) Shrovetide Football
Spread over 16 hours, involving a whole village and goals over 3 miles apart.

4) Frostbite Cup
When the Canadian winter last for 5 months, Montreal’s Ringleaders FC have no other choice but to play knee deep in snow.

3) Three-Sided Football
From Winter Football to a Cold War inspired game. Designed by a Danish Situationist philosopher in the 1960s to ease tension between the US and Russia.

2) Icelandic Mud Football
Does exactly what it says on the tin.

1) Clacio Storico
An incredibly violent and historic game dating back to the 1500’s in Florence.

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