Brendan Maloy
Tuesday June 10th, 2014

Thailand is getting ready for the World Cup by having a group of students take on a team of soccer playing elephants.

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The animals were painted with flags of countries participating in the tournament, and were able to play the students to a draw in the exhibition match.

The real question here is whether the elephants' use of their trunks to carry the ball should be allowed. Isn't that the closest thing they have to a hand? Or does it count as a header since it is attached to their face? Who at FIFA do you have to bribe to get a ruling on something like this? [Reuters]

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