Cal­cio Storico rules!

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In­vented by aris­to­crats, Cal­cio Storico trans­lates as ‘his­toric foot­ball’ and dates back to at least the 16th cen­tury in Florence. To­day, four teams rep­re­sent four quar­ters of Florence: Santa Croce (blue), Santa Spir­ito (white), Santa Maria Novella (red) and San Gio­vanni (green).

The teams con­sist of 27 play­ers each, in­clud­ing 15 for­wards and three goal­keep­ers. After a fight be­tween the for­wards, the ball comes into play, and the play­ers throw it be­tween them­selves, try­ing to get it in the goal­mouths that stretch the width of each end.

A goal is worth one point. A missed goal gives the ri­val team half a point. Two semi-fi­nals are held, then the win­ners face off in a 50-minute fi­nal.

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