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No-Hands Volleyball - Footvolley

Readers were excited when I wrote about Sepak Takraw, a fast net game using feet, leaping windmill kicks, shoulders, and head, but no hands to volley a woven ball called a "takraw."

Readers asked if this kind of game exists in other world cultures. Here is one from Brazil, created in the mid 1960’s.

Footvolley combines beach volleyball with the ball-touch rules of soccer. Players score points by heading, chest butting, and kicking the ball with foot or knee over the seven-foot-tall net to the opponents’ court.

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Footvolley is a popular sport for vacationing Brazilian soccer stars.

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