Game at the height of 3.6 km, football with elephants, black magic at the field, hijab’s tricks and another crap.
Football in highlands
Quite recently Neymar in Instagram has published a photo of Brazilian national team wearing oxygen masks after the match with the national team of Bolivia and he also complained of incredibly difficult game conditions.
The matter is that the stadium where the national team of Bolivia is playing is at the height about 3 600 m. And though FIFA forbids play at the height more than 3 000 m there was no place lower in the most mountain capital of the world La Paz therefore an exception was made.
the match of which Neymar was complaining so much Brazilian national
team was doing quite well but Argentina national team in the same
World Cup qualification had a lot of problems– players were forced
to use oxygen masks during the match, and Messi, by hearsay, even
vomited during the break.
Football black magic
In many exotic countries you won’t surprise anybody with magic rituals which allegedly bring good luck. They say that more than in half of the African clubs there is even a regular shaman. But the most famous are the Peruvian sorcerers who spelled Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on good luck before World Cup 2010. They used posters of football players, cup model of the World Cup, flower petals and traditional smoking.
Shamans, by the way, foretold Messi's victory with Argentina national team on the FIFA World Cup and the fact that he will become the best player of the tournament.
absolute crap had happened during the game between youth teams of
Senegal and Zambia. The player of the Senegalese national team during
a pause tried to spell the gates of opponents: he got big dead bat
from his stockings and began to carry out a magic ritual.
Football in the name of the leader
The football of North Korea, as well as in any other sphere of life of this country, fully depends on the leader and is played only for the sake of his glory. Kim Jong-un declares that he supports Manchester United though the broadcasts of the European leagues are forbidden in the country and only sometimes EPL rounds’ reviews can be viewed on television. Live football broadcasts aren't welcomed in Northern Korea – even matches of a domestic championship are firstly edited and only beautiful picture is broadcasted in record. Though there are also some exceptions. After quite successful game of the national team against Brazil at World Cup 2010 (North Koreans lost only with the 1:2) the government of the country overestimated the abilities of the team and decided to show in a live broadcast a match against Portugal that ended with fiasco 0:7. Legend has it that after the game all players of the national team were sent to death camp for high treason though actually it is not true.
all severity of the political regimen North Korean football players
even play abroad – in Switzerland, Japan and Russia.
Elephants in football
It is difficult to find strong football players in the national team of Nepal but not only people play football. Regularly the football match between elephants at a national festival is taken place. They are considered in the country as sacred. The animals are driven by people and even score goals.
In Iran players of a women's team are obliged to carry an element of a national suit, namely a hijab, during the matches that isn’t so unusual to the Muslim country. But once, the hijab made it possible to eight Iranian men to play instead of women’s team. However, very quickly the truth got out – "football players" failed the test for gender attributes and were disqualified from everywhere.
Later federation explained that men played for a women's team not with the purpose to strengthen it but because they "felt like women" and waited for gender surgery.