The Rules of Ice Football – EXPLAINED! (Funniest sport ever!)


Ninh explains, the Rules of Ice Football.
The object of the game is for your team to score more goals than the opposing team.
Ice Football, sometimes referred to as ‘ice soccer’, is a version of association football
that is played on an Olympic sized ice rink. Teams consist of 7 players, with 6 players
taking the ice at any one time. The game starts with a kickoff, where a player
from each team contests for the ball. To score a goal, you must put ball into your
opponent’s goal. For it to count, the whole of the ball must
cross the goal line. In ice football, you are allowed to touch
the ball with every part of your body except your arms.
The main ways to move the ball is to kick the ball to a team mate which is known as
a pass, or run with the ball whilst controlling it
with your feet, known as dribbling. When the ball is in the air, players can head
or chest the ball as well. Teams will usually orchestrate passes and
dribbles so that the ball travels up the ice so that they can score.
The defending team will try and stop you by tackling.
The can intercept passes, block shots or try and kick the ball away from you and move the
ball in the other direction so that they can score themselves.
A defender must be careful here, as if the referee decides that they made contact without
trying to win ball, he can award a foul against them. Fouls usually lead to free kicks.
The game is played in just one period, which varies between 6 and 9 minutes, with the clock
stopping for every stoppage in play. Highest score at the end of time, wins.
If you haven’t already noticed, players wear ice hockey padding to protect themselves.
And just to make running on ice even harder – they’re all wearing bowling shoes.
Yes, that’s right … bowling shoes. You’re kidding me right?
Ummm nope. Germany, the most sensible country in the world created this hybrid ice hockey
/ football sport that lasts under 10 minutes. And then decided to make it harder by making
players wear bowling shoes … with 40lbs worth of armour … on ice.
By the way, there’s a few more things you’ll need to understand before playing or watching
a game. For example. Free kick.
If the ball leaves the rink, the ball is awarded to the team who did not touch it last.
The opposing team will be awarded a free kick from roughly where the ball left the ice.
In the event of a foul, a referee can award a free kick to the team who was fouled.
Substitution. Similar to ice hockey, a team can change players
on the fly. A team cannot change a player if he has already
been sent off. Hand ball
The goalkeeper is the only player who is allowed to handle the ball.
If anyone else happens to touch the ball with an arm, forearm, elbow or hand, the referee
will call ‘hand-ball’, and possession of the ball is awarded to the other team.
If you commit a hand-ball in your own penalty box, the other team will be awarded a penalty
kick. Penalty Kick
If a defender handles the ball in the penalty box, or brings down an attacker with a scoring
change in the box, the referee will award a penalty kick to the other team.
The ball will be placed on the penalty spot and any attacking player can try and score
with one kick against the goalie. If a shot is scored, it counts as a goal.
If the shot is missed it’s a goal kick. Penalty Shootout.
If scores are tied after full time, a penalty shootout will take place.
Team will alternate three penalty kicks each, and the team with the most goals wins. Zorb Football
Not to be outdone by the Germans, the English have their own version of ice football. You’ll
be glad to know, they don’t wear bowling shoes – but instead, they wear a zorb, which
is this inflatable bubble surrounding the player.
Players have to bump their opponents out of the way to try and score goals. Once you get used to the absurdity of the
rules, it’s actually pretty funny to watch. If you have found this video at all helpful,
please like, share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is always appreciated. If you’re also on Reddit, you can post this
video and discuss it there, but in the meantime, enjoy ice football. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

100 thoughts on “The Rules of Ice Football – EXPLAINED! (Funniest sport ever!)

  1. The funniest, strangest, slowest shit you’ll see all year!
    Ice Football – a strange mix of ice hockey and Football (soccer), where people literally fall over trying to score goals!
    Be sure to share this video guys!

  2. First chess boxing and now this. I guess Football was invent for a TV show or a charity event because most of the players on field are known celebrities from German TV and not real athletes or soccer/ football players. Thank you Ninh for showing me more weird sports from my home country!

  3. For the first time, you have successfully made me look at your thumbnail an go "What?" I'm pretty sure I've heard of the words Ice Football before but I didn't know it was actually a thing…

  4. Gd vid amazing youtuber i could literally invent a sport and 2 days later i get a notification saying" ninh explains uploaded the rules of handstand dick ball"

  5. I’m just saying, we are so good at regular football we just wanted to give other countries a chance.
    Keep up the good work. 🇩🇪

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  7. Why does Europe come up with the best sports? In North America, we got baseball, NASCAR, and poker in between the actual ones like hockey and basketball

  8. I feel like this was invented by hockey players, who's hockey sticks got lost by the baggage claim people at the airport, and the arena had a soccer ball lying around.

  9. Hey Ninh, could you explain the rules of the Russian martial art "Sambo" or "Combat Sambo", I think it would help people understand where Khabib is coming from for the upcoming fight.

  10. A website named acellus.com is using your videos in its course ESP Elementary as education. Are you aware of this?

  11. This is awesome, but someone needs to invent Ice Chess… Just imagine two people sitting at a table playing chess… BUT ON AN ICE RINK 😱

  12. It's as if the guys who invented the sport thought "Why don't we make a sport that's part ice hockey and part soccer/football?" Wow. XD

  13. this game has so much room for improvement. like what if there were special ice football shoes that allowed for some interesting movement on the ice?

  14. Ice football, it's the first time for me. It' hilarious man. Thank you for the upload! They should play with broom ball running shoes.

  15. Eh Ninh, if you want to add someting new to your sport culture go check that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8-1s_YXp2U popular in province of québec. By the way prepare to learn a new langage because it is in frenche. LOL

  16. This video presents this as an usual sport, but this was just an event by an (in Germany) famous entertainer, who also made Derby events, Springboard events and invented car soccer.

  17. Ninh….You are full of surprises! I had no clue this sport even existed until now. I can hardly wait to see your next new or previously released videos.

  18. Why bother to explain the rules of a game that was created for an event held by a game show?
    The same people also made the 'Wok-WM' which was Bobsledding with Asian kitchen utensils.
    I would have also included Autoball (Soccer with cars or basically the real world equivalent of rocket leauge) but as it turns out, we actually invented that before the Autoball event held by the same game show that made Ice Football.

  19. Would be interesting to see this played with metal cleats that had some sort of heel mechanic that allowed you to heel slide or ski. Like the heely's shoes.

  20. Dear Germany, your ice football (soccer) seems weird because the players look like 3 year old kids running on ice for the first time and making them look like idiots it's so hard for the players to run faster sorry to tell you that.

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