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Russian and German riders take part in motoball where they dribble the ball at high speeds

Daredevils dribble the ball, score goals and tackle each other while riding motorbikes as Russia wins European finals of bizarre hybrid sport motoball

  • Russian team were competing against Germany in the European finals
  • Sport involves team of four riders and one goalkeeper trying to score goals with oversized ball
  • They compete on a concrete pitch the same size as a professional football field 

This is the moment two groups of competing daredevils dribble the ball, score goals and tackle each other while riding motorbikes in a bizarre hybrid sport.

The sport, known as motoball, was being played by a team from Russia against Germany in the European finals. 

Footage shows the two teams chasing each other on the bikes while dribbling a ball with their feet in front of a crowd of hundreds in a rectangular arena – before the Russian side won 7-5 in what was their 24th victory in the sport’s history.  

The sport, known as motoball, was being played by a team from Russia against Germany in the European finals

This is the moment two groups of competing daredevils dribble the ball, score goals and tackle each other while riding motorbikes in a bizarre hybrid sport. The sport, known as motoball, was being played by a team from Russia against Germany in the European finals

The game is a cross between football and motorbike polo and is played on a pitch with goals similar to football goals which are guarded by traditional goalkeepers. 

The pitch is the same size as an international football pitch.  

There are eight riders, each of whom rides a 250cc motorbike, but only four riders and the goalkeeper can be on the pitch at once.

The aim is to score goals using a slightly over-sized football. 

The video starts with one Russian player, Number 3, riding his bike while dribbling the ball with his right foot. 

Seconds later, one of the German players falls off his bike when he is nudged to the ground by an opponent. 

Footage shows the two teams chasing each other on the bikes while dribbling a ball with their feet in front of a crowd of hundreds in a rectangular arena - before the Russian side won 7-5 in what was their 24th victory in the sport's history

Footage shows the two teams chasing each other on the bikes while dribbling a ball with their feet in front of a crowd of hundreds in a rectangular arena – before the Russian side won 7-5 in what was their 24th victory in the sport’s history

A higher-up shot then shows the brilliant skill of one of the German riders as he keeps the ball close to his feet while he weaves between Russian riders and falls narrowly short of scoring

A higher-up shot then shows the brilliant skill of one of the German riders as he keeps the ball close to his feet while he weaves between Russian riders and falls narrowly short of scoring

Moments later, a Russian rider scores an emphatic goal, which is soon followed by another

Moments later, a Russian rider scores an emphatic goal, which is soon followed by another

The Russian side then nearly score a goal but it hits the post and goes out of the pitch’s boundaries. 

The German side then have an attempt but the ball is struck directly at the goalkeeper, who catches it. 

A higher-up shot then shows the brilliant skill of one of the German riders as he keeps the ball close to his feet while he weaves between Russian riders and falls narrowly short of scoring. 

Moments later, a Russian rider scores an emphatic goal, which is soon followed by another. 

After another build-up which involves two Russian players passing to each other, another goal is scored and the team is then seen celebrating their victory.  

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