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Japanese 100-A-Side Football

Gambatte! Stolen from Metafilter, but too good not to share with the rest of you. (Especially when my next major post - on the British Animation Awards Public Choice Award - is taking a lot longer to write than I thought it was going to...)

The premise is simple: professional Japanese football club Cerezo Osaka recently played a televised game against a team of schoolboys. Obviously, that's nothing like a fair fight, so the odds were evened up in the most delightful way possible. The kids' team had 100 players on it, working in a 40-30-30 formation.

20 minutes or so of video can be found below, in three handy chunks. Enjoy. (Note that parts 2 and 3 are given as text links, because if you embed them the thumbnail images give away the score...)

Part Two

Part Three


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