Soccer

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Wacky World Cup build-up with underwater football and eager elephants

Published 09/06/2014|11:04

  • Share
Thai students play soccer with elephants at a school in Thailand's Ayutthaya province June 9, 2014. The match was held as part of a campaign to promote the 2014 World Cup and also to discourage gambling during the competition. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ANIMALS)
Thai students play soccer with elephants at a school in Thailand's Ayutthaya province June 9, 2014. The match was held as part of a campaign to promote the 2014 World Cup and also to discourage gambling during the competition. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ANIMALS)

The World Cup is just three days away and while the build up has been witnessed in some unusual places around the globe.

  • Share
  • Go To

Hosts Brazil and Croatia will get the tournament underway after the opening ceremony at 9pm Irish time on Thursday night, and proof of the global game is clearly evident in some wacky and unusual pictures taken recently.

From elephants playing football in Thailand with school children, to a diver showing his skills underwater in South Korea surrounded by sardines, the lead up to the biggest sporting event is as frenzied as ever before.

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in Sport