The Amazon River, largest river in the world, both in length and volume of water, reaches 30 miles wide between its margins in some places, and dumps into the Atlantic on average 7,400 cubic feet of water per second. Such volume of water is susceptible to variations in tide, and in the city of Macapá, the beach that shows up at low tide is the scene of a curious sport: Futlama [something like Mudsoccer], which is nothing but soccer played in the muddy river beach. Annually about 250 teams meet there for a huge amateur soccer league, which in Brazil is a serious thing.

While waiting for the date of this major championship, a few lousy players entertain the tourists by playing ball in this unusual field.

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