Futevôlei (Footvolley) World Cup in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Futevôlei (Footvolley), a truly Brazilian sport, combining the country’s favorite sports of football (soccer) and beach volleyball into one, is gaining in worldwide popularity. This weekend, March 9th - 10th, the third edition of the Futevôlei World Cup will be held in Copacabana with free entrance.

The sport uses the physical techniques of football – play is allowed with everything but the hands and arms – with beach volleyball rules. Thus, the objective of the game is to play the ball over the net into the adversaries’ side.

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