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Moroccans find new passion in homegrown ball game

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By ITN News Editor February 1, 2019 13:02

Moroccans find new passion in homegrown ball game

Everyone is a winner in Aainball, a Moroccan sport based on colour coordination and strenuous physical activity that has been gaining popularity with youth in the North African country and beyond.The Moroccan homegrown game combines the principals of a several sports, mainly basketball, handball and football, and sees players of two competing teams of four running across a 40×20 pitch to retrieve, shoot, and pass different coloured balls.Four colours, yellow, green, red and blue, are used to separate the two teams but are also used to mark their targets. A game ends when all teams shoot the relevant colours into the hoops at either end of the pitch and run back to the midfield to join their team-mates.A team earns one point if the ball is shot with the hand, two if it is shot with the foot and three points if it is shot with the head.All players participate without exception, there is equality, there is no elimination, he added.The sports-mad country has one of the best soccer national teams in Africa. It qualified 5 times to the World Cup, most recently in 2018. It was also crowned African champions once in 1976.

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By ITN News Editor February 1, 2019 13:02
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