Video: German youth team attempts crazy anti-football tactics
Goodbye, German ruthless efficiency stereotype
A German youth team brought tactics from the Roman Empire onto the football pitch when they unveiled their new kick-off routine. The shildkrotentaktik, or turtle tactic, involved most of the team’s players forming a defensive barrier around the player in possession and attempting to edge up the pitch.
The turtle was soon stopped in its tracks by the referee, who probably envisaged a particularly dull match.
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