Ancient Football Match Where Fighting Is Allowed Is Abandoned After 40-Man Brawl

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Sports
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As World Cup fever spreads in England after thrashing Panama 6-1, a football of a very different kind has been unfolding.

Calcio Storico, the brutal, violent version of the beautiful game, has been on show in Florence.

The final game of the season took place in the famous Santa Croce square, with blood, sweat and tears shed - literally.

The game cam be interpreted as a cross between football, rugby and mixed martial arts, with the men topless but sporting traditional Florentine shorts and socks.

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