Giant Pandas Play Football In Sichuan

China's Adorable Panda World Cup

Watch your back, Ronaldo.

While the FIFA World Cup in Russia captures the world’s attention, a smaller, cuddlier soccer game is taking place in southwestern China. Organized by the staff of a giant panda conservation center in Sichuan Province, the match features eight bears, all under 1 year old, hungry for glory. Get in on the action.

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