Yes, I mean soccer, but here in Europe it’s called football. But this game is called motoball, and is football (soccer) played on motorcycles. Sounds pretty dangerous doesn’t it.
Bob over at TheOffSide wrote an exellent post on the phenomenon, and as he mentions:
“Each team has four motorcycle riding field players and one keeper who sadly is no longer allowed to ride a motorcycle too because this proved to be a bit too psychotic for the sport’s own good.”
Imagine that. The keeper charging the attacking players; must have caused some serious crashes.
Here’s a video of the game being played. Those guys drive in and out between each other like a school of fish, pretty amazing.
And here’s a longer documentary that takes a deeper look at this weird sport. Unfortunately it’s in german, but still gives a pretty good impression.