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You may not know this, but beach soccer is a real thing with a real league and real cheerleaders. However, these cheerleaders are by the far the best in all of sports because their uniforms are bikinis! You read that right: There are cheerleaders for beach soccer and they perform in bikinis. You’ll definitely be a big fan of the sport after checking out these pictures.

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Naturally, beach soccer started out in Brazil (specifically, Rio de Janerio) when the people who are the best at the sport moved it to the sand for a more exotic feel.

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Although the game has been played on the beach informally for decades, it was first organized in 1992 by the founders of Beach Soccer Worldwide.

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The organization is credited for making the improvisational competition an actual sport and for growing its popularity over the past 20 years.

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The “field” for beach soccer is played on any type of sand and is much smaller than a regular-sized soccer field.

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This compact size makes it possible for players to score from pretty much anywhere within the boundaries, which results in a lot more scoring than traditional soccer.

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So basically, this is the best thing that ever happened to soccer because the game is more interesting because it’s played in sand and there’s way more scoring.

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But, of course, the best part is the cheerleaders. Some brilliant (likely male) business mind involved with the sport thought it should have cheerleaders like any other major sport. And why not make these the best cheerleaders every by putting them in bikinis?!

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Oh, and these cheerleaders aren’t just some hot girls who decided to scream loud while attaching rays and watching games on the sand; they are official cheerleaders who perform at all the games around the world.

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Yes, Beach Soccer Worldwide has teams in 75 countries and they play against one another in Olympic-style, seasonal competition.

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That popularity began in the mid-90s when the Pro Beach Soccer Tour was created in 1996, which included a total of 60 games in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

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A decade alter, beach soccer became legit when it joined the FIFA family in the mid-2000s.

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In May of 2005, the very first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was held in Rio with France topping Portugal in the championship match.

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The first few Beach Soccer World Cups were held in Brazil where the sport originated, but have since expanded to other countries and continents.

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Just in case you’re wondering because of the smaller “field”, each team consists of five players, including the goalkeeper, with unlimited substitutions from a bench of 3-5 players.

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The matches are also shorter as well as higher-scoring; it’s a total of 36 minutes, split up into three 12-minute periods.

There was obviously someone with a hockey background involved in making that decision.