10/10/2012 11:30 BST | Updated 10/10/2012 13:55 BST

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

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.”

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