Indonesian Students Play Football - With Fire (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:
FIREBALL
The students playing with the fiery footballs | Barcroft

Indonesian students have proved they're hot stuff after pictures emerged of them playing football... with fire.

Kicking a ball of flame around for 60 minutes, the students, from Lirboyo boarding school, showed they can really handle the heat.

The scorching version of the beautiful game is popular in many Islamic boarding schools across East Java. Instead of a standard football, players kick around coconuts which have been soaked in kerosene for two days before being ignited.

The teams, which consist of five players, will go through about six blazing coconuts during the heated 60-minute matches.

The game is a tradition related to pencak silat, a traditional Indonesian martial art.

Some of the players at this game in Kediri, prayed not to get burned before heading out on to the 25m by 25m pitch.

Match organiser Ali Akhyar said: “We make a fireball to test the guts of the students.”

Close
Indonesian fire football
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

Playing fire football for Ramadan | Demotix.com

Playing fire football in Indonesia - YouTube

In Indonesia Football Is Played with a Ball - Oddity Central