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Feb 18 16 6:57 PM

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how can they play ice-hockey under water? Water is heavier then ice, so I suggest under ice water-hockey....
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Feb 19 16 1:40 AM

It's hockey under ice, but for some reason they call it underwater ice hockey in English. Technically, they are playing hockey underwater, but there is already underwater hockey (without a frozen surface), so I guess it was just a lazy name to use.

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Feb 19 16 5:45 PM

all those under water sports is to be prepared when the polar ice will melt, they can just continue their favorite sport...where is underwater football, will FIFA organise it...?

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Feb 20 16 7:34 AM

they should play in hockey- and rugbyoutfits ..... 

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Feb 21 16 11:09 AM

pieter wrote:
where is underwater football, will FIFA organise it...?
Surprised it's not a little bigger than this, but at least two countries seem to have a headstart in this form of football:


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Dec 8 16 12:52 AM

Pieter will be happy to know that the first international tournament in underwater football (the 2016 European Championship) has been won by Belgium, beating England 5-1 in the final in Germany. 8 nations took part. They plan to hold it again next year, and have a World Cup in 2018. Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain also took part.


From what I can make out here (please can somebody who knows German correct me if necessary), it seems teams were allowed to use foreign players - even though there were only 3 players per team, not all the teams had enough players from their own country.  Also, England seems to have had at least 1 woman in their team.

Belgium's victorious team was captained by Ünal Ölcücü.



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Dec 8 16 4:06 PM

TheRoonBa wrote:
it seems teams were allowed to use foreign players - even though there were only 3 players per team, not all the teams had enough players from their own country.  Also, England seems to have had at least 1 woman in their team.

This is obviously the hallmark of any well organised international sport. 

I remember a table football world cup where there was a combined "national team" of "Wales & Iran" due to neither country having a complete team.

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Dec 9 16 9:19 PM

nfm24 wrote:
I remember a table football world cup where there was a combined "national team" of "Wales & Iran" due to neither country having a complete team.
And where was this in my 'Combined National Teams' thread? smiley: eyes

But good for underwater football, a slow start but hopefully things can get a bit more streamlined for the sport from now on. Football itself is so popular that it should be able to hold tournaments for all its possible variants:


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Dec 11 16 12:30 AM

mattsanger92 wrote:
nfm24 wrote:
I remember a table football world cup where there was a combined "national team" of "Wales & Iran" due to neither country having a complete team.
And where was this in my 'Combined National Teams' thread? smiley: eyes

I thought that was a football only thread, but as I rarely stick to the topic perhaps I should have mentioned it. 

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