Competitors slosh through the mud at the Swamp Soccer World Championships in Beijing.
Following the end of the European Championships, the swamp soccer tournament should give fans the football fix they need ahead of new Premier League season.
More than 32 teams entered the mud competition, currently in its second year, held in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
Playing in a 25m x 15m swamp, the mud-lovers compete in 30-minute games consisting of two 12-minute halves, sandwiched between a six-minute half-time break.
With no offside rule or penalty spot, there’s bound to be a few swamp competitors playing dirty, as well as a few tough tackles inside the area.
Given the demanding nature of the slippy terrain, each six-person side also has an unlimited amount of substitutions.
Swamp soccer is thought to have started in north-east England as a fitness exercise for soldiers.
The first official organised game took place in Finland in the late 1990s, with the craze later sweeping across the globe from the UK to Brazil.
There are currently an estimated 260 registered swamp soccer teams around the globe.