15 Wild Photos Of Finland's Swamp Soccer World Championships

The Swamp Soccer World Championships in Finland are a sight to behold.

In a recent New York Times article by Andrew Keh, the writer delved into the strange but fascinating world of Finnish sports. One famous event Keh chronicled is the Swamp Soccer World Championships, a 20-year-old competition that now draws more than 2,000 people annually.

The event takes place in Hyrynsalmi, a municipality in the northeast of Finland that features vast swamplands. The six-on-six tournament features few goals, a lot of alcohol consumption and some truly stunning imagery.

Perfect Technique
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@luiscastilla1 | Twitter

Perfect swamp soccer technique right here.

Make Yourself Big, Goalkeeper!
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@luiscastilla1 | Twitter

Chip him!

Get Stuck In!
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@BeyondTLM | Twitter

You've got to get stuck in.

 

Swamp Goalkeeper Is A Lonely Position
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@marytheluckyone | Twitter

A lonely goalkeeper.

Ride The Pine
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@kheller | Twitter

Ride The Pine

That's A 50-50 Ball
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@BeyondTLM | Twitter

That's a 50-50, that.

The Goalkeeper Was Stuck To The Spot
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@James_Dart | Twitter

Swamp Soccer near-miss

 

"This Does Not F***ing Slip!" -Steven Gerrard
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@James_Dart | Twitter

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Eyes On The Prize
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@James_Dart | Twitter

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A Little Bit Of Goalmouth Action
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@James_Dart | Twitter

Swamp Soccer

Slappin' The Bottom Like Flip Flops
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@DiscoverFinland | Twitter

Swamp Soccer

 

The Finnish Messi
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@DiscoverFinland | Twitter

Swamp Soccer

Keepin' A Clean Sheet By Gettin' Dirty
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@a7_FIN_SWE | Twitter

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A Beautiful Goalkeeping Kit
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@a7_FIN_SWE | Twitter

Swamp Soccer

That's One Tough Mudder
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@anumeininki | Twitter

Swamp Soccer

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