This Mesmerizing Sport Is A Collision Of Soccer And Volleyball

Feb 11, 2015
"Meanwhile in Asia... " definitely comes to mind when seeing the incredible aerial athleticism on display in this video. The sport being played is known as Sepak Takraw. The sport's official name, Sepak Takraw, comes from Malaysia. However, it is a popular sport throughout Southeast Asian, and is known by many names in the region.

The game is thought to date back to an ancient Chinese military exercise, where soldiers would try to keep a feathered shuttlecock in the air using only their feet. Over time, the game gradually evolved into the official, standardized and regulated sport that it is today.

The game is like a mix of soccer and volleyball, with a scoring system similar to badminton.
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