Russia: Championship swamp footballers play knee deep in mud

Russian swamp football players competed in the National Championship in a village of Pohi outside St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Each team has five players and a goalkeeper, who play in a swamp field which is 60 metres in length and 35 metres in width. The match includes two halves, each 13 minutes long.
Swamp football is believed to have been invented in Finland with the first championship to held in 1998. Finland annually hosts World Championships with participants from various countries including Russia, France and Germany.

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