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Soccer in a Winter Wonderland

Even in a blizzard, the game's as beautiful as ever (if not more so).

Before the month of February handed the keys over to March, it decided to leave behind a foul parting gift — the “Beast from the East,” with its freezing temperatures, blustering winds, and heavy snow affecting areas across Europe and the United Kingdom. In the sport of football, there’s no such thing as "working from home," with Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale — and their fans — braving the blizzard during Wednesday's FA Cup 5th round match at Wembley, ending in a 6-1 victory for the Spurs. While the score may not have been so pretty, the pictures are a different story, offering a reminder of how majestic the sport can look in the snow. Here, stunning shots of frozen football through the years...

Newcastle United vs. Charlton Athletic Mirrorpix/Getty Images Newcastle United vs. Charlton Athletic St James' Park, England, 1952 Everton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Mirrorpix/Getty Images Everton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium, England, 1979 Everton vs. Oxford United Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images Everton vs. Oxford United Goodison Park, England, 1984 Chelsea vs. Tromso IL Gary M. Prior/Getty Images Chelsea vs. Tromso IL Alfheim Stadion, Norway, 1997 Costa Rica vs. United States Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Costa Rica vs. United States Dick's Sporting Goods Park, USA, 2013 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United Tom Jenkins/Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United White Hart Lane, England, 2013 West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City Richard Heathcote/Getty Images West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City The Hawthorns, England, 2014 Hertha BSC Berlin vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images Hertha BSC Berlin vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Olympic Stadium, Germany, 2015 FC Nordsjalland vs. SonderjyskE Jan Christensen/FrontzoneSport via Getty Images FC Nordsjalland vs. SonderjyskE Farum Park, Denmark, 2015 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Fulham Jan Kruger/Getty Images Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Fulham Molineux Stadium, England, 2015 SC Freiburg vs. RB Leipzig Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images SC Freiburg vs. RB Leipzig Schwarzwald-Stadion, Germany, 2016 1. FC Koeln vs. Sport-Club Freiburg Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images 1. FC Koeln vs. Sport-Club Freiburg RheinEnergieStadion, Germany, 2017 Hobro IK vs. FC Copenhagen Lars Ronbog/FrontzoneSport via Getty Images Hobro IK vs. FC Copenhagen DS Arena, Denmark, 2018