The Rules of Ice Football – EXPLAINED! (Funniest sport ever!)

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The Rules of Ice Football – EXPLAINED! (Funniest sport ever!)

Ninh explains, the Rules of Ice Football.
The object of the game is for your team to score more goals than the opposing team.
Ice Football, sometimes referred to as ‘ice soccer’, is a version of association football
that is played on an Olympic sized ice rink. Teams consist of 7 players, with 6 players
taking the ice at any one time. The game starts with a kickoff, where a player
from each team contests for the ball. To score a goal, you must put ball into your
opponent’s goal. For it to count, the whole of the ball must
cross the goal line. In ice football, you are allowed to touch
the ball with every part of your body except your arms.
The main ways to move the ball is to kick the ball to a team mate which is known as
a pass, or run with the ball whilst controlling it
with your feet, known as dribbling. When the ball is in the air, players can head
or chest the ball as well. Teams will usually orchestrate passes and
dribbles so that the ball travels up the ice so that they can score.
The defending team will try and stop you by tackling.
The can intercept passes, block shots or try and kick the ball away from you and move the
ball in the other direction so that they can score themselves.
A defender must be careful here, as if the referee decides that they made contact without
trying to win ball, he can award a foul against them. Fouls usually lead to free kicks.
The game is played in just one period, which varies between 6 and 9 minutes, with the clock
stopping for every stoppage in play. Highest score at the end of time, wins.
If you haven’t already noticed, players wear ice hockey padding to protect themselves.
And just to make running on ice even harder – they’re all wearing bowling shoes.
Yes, that’s right … bowling shoes. You’re kidding me right?
Ummm nope. Germany, the most sensible country in the world created this hybrid ice hockey
/ football sport that lasts under 10 minutes. And then decided to make it harder by making
players wear bowling shoes … with 40lbs worth of armour … on ice.
By the way, there’s a few more things you’ll need to understand before playing or watching
a game. For example. Free kick.
If the ball leaves the rink, the ball is awarded to the team who did not touch it last.
The opposing team will be awarded a free kick from roughly where the ball left the ice.
In the event of a foul, a referee can award a free kick to the team who was fouled.
Substitution. Similar to ice hockey, a team can change players
on the fly. A team cannot change a player if he has already
been sent off. Hand ball
The goalkeeper is the only player who is allowed to handle the ball.
If anyone else happens to touch the ball with an arm, forearm, elbow or hand, the referee
will call ‘hand-ball’, and possession of the ball is awarded to the other team.
If you commit a hand-ball in your own penalty box, the other team will be awarded a penalty
kick. Penalty Kick
If a defender handles the ball in the penalty box, or brings down an attacker with a scoring
change in the box, the referee will award a penalty kick to the other team.
The ball will be placed on the penalty spot and any attacking player can try and score
with one kick against the goalie. If a shot is scored, it counts as a goal.
If the shot is missed it’s a goal kick. Penalty Shootout.
If scores are tied after full time, a penalty shootout will take place.
Team will alternate three penalty kicks each, and the team with the most goals wins. Zorb Football
Not to be outdone by the Germans, the English have their own version of ice football. You’ll
be glad to know, they don’t wear bowling shoes – but instead, they wear a zorb, which
is this inflatable bubble surrounding the player.
Players have to bump their opponents out of the way to try and score goals. Once you get used to the absurdity of the
rules, it’s actually pretty funny to watch. If you have found this video at all helpful,
please like, share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is always appreciated. If you’re also on Reddit, you can post this
video and discuss it there, but in the meantime, enjoy ice football. Ninh Ly – – @NinhLyUK


Ninh Ly · September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The funniest, strangest, slowest shit you’ll see all year!
Ice Football – a strange mix of ice hockey and Football (soccer), where people literally fall over trying to score goals!
Be sure to share this video guys!

Pikey Haze · September 23, 2018 at 11:43 am

Ninh do a video on how to solder pickups

Ian Ahles · September 23, 2018 at 11:44 am

You should have a look at bicycle polo.

Sebastian LaCroix · September 23, 2018 at 12:16 pm

First chess boxing and now this. I guess Football was invent for a TV show or a charity event because most of the players on field are known celebrities from German TV and not real athletes or soccer/ football players. Thank you Ninh for showing me more weird sports from my home country!

bldudas · September 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm

It would be even better with skates!

Ron Flesher · September 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

I've never seen ice soccer in person, but I have seen zorb soccer, also known as bubble soccer

Cassidy Madziyire J · September 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

worst ive ever heard but zorb football is kinda lit

Daniel K · September 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

For the first time, you have successfully made me look at your thumbnail an go "What?" I'm pretty sure I've heard of the words Ice Football before but I didn't know it was actually a thing…

Matthew · September 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

ice football is an actual sport?

Grazzar · September 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Nice to see an EIHL clip haha

the beast 147 · September 23, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Gd vid amazing youtuber i could literally invent a sport and 2 days later i get a notification saying" ninh explains uploaded the rules of handstand dick ball"

Kyle Cowden · September 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm

We also do zorb football in the us and Canada during intermissions of hockey games

ZALT0 · September 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm

I’m just saying, we are so good at regular football we just wanted to give other countries a chance.
Keep up the good work. 🇩🇪

ABJKLMRS Akagami Ali · September 24, 2018 at 12:10 am

Hockey you have met your match

hariss nasry · September 24, 2018 at 12:17 am

Do a video on underwater hockey (A.K.A octopush)

DARTH 2603 · September 24, 2018 at 1:02 am

I now have a favorite sport

Girls of Instagram · September 24, 2018 at 4:23 am

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288theabe · September 24, 2018 at 6:47 am

Why does Europe come up with the best sports? In North America, we got baseball, NASCAR, and poker in between the actual ones like hockey and basketball

Awesome Adventure East · September 24, 2018 at 1:43 pm

ok, this needs to become a legitimate sport

Robert Lewis II · September 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Could you please do pro wrestling? I know it’s scripted but it’s still a sport and I kinda wanna see you try lmao

Turkish Mapping · September 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Can you explain Oil-wrestling (our national sport)

Bengelboef · September 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Someone was realy drunk whilst making this a thing

xWORLDxCHAMPIONx · September 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Absolutely never heard of this one, you sure do find some interesting sports for your videos man!

eurofox · September 25, 2018 at 6:40 pm

Thank the Germans!🇩🇪

jimbo 2346 · September 25, 2018 at 7:36 pm

I feel like this was invented by hockey players, who's hockey sticks got lost by the baggage claim people at the airport, and the arena had a soccer ball lying around.

Un-Inhaled Air · September 26, 2018 at 6:58 am

Hey Ninh, could you explain the rules of the Russian martial art "Sambo" or "Combat Sambo", I think it would help people understand where Khabib is coming from for the upcoming fight.

Graham Clayton · September 26, 2018 at 7:14 am

The slow pace of the game reminds me of walking football.

Nameless Reviews · September 27, 2018 at 5:14 am

You should do karate or Kyokushin Karate

Yoav Gertel Hasson · September 27, 2018 at 10:06 am

Rules of Olympic climbing!!!

Landon Collins · September 27, 2018 at 11:37 am

This is a Torn ACL waiting to happen

RUSapache · September 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm

meme sport

Argus Panoptes · September 28, 2018 at 7:14 pm

The woman leading the players out must be freezing in that bikini

McClawsn't · September 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Rules of lacrosse?

Buddy's Gaming Channel · September 30, 2018 at 3:53 pm


Banti Show · October 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Tell me the time

Byron Jacinto · October 4, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Vídeo hockey patines quads y hockey sobre patines en línea , explica las diferencias

Captain Janeway · October 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

A website named is using your videos in its course ESP Elementary as education. Are you aware of this?

Steven Harrison · October 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm

this was just played for a german tv show.

Judy Chen · October 18, 2018 at 4:58 am

0:17 what’s with the women

Judy Chen · October 18, 2018 at 4:58 am

This match is in Germany so it’s the bundesliga

Judy Chen · October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Why can’t it be a futsal shoes instead of a bowling shoe

Mc Hael Productions · October 18, 2018 at 5:38 am

This is a torn ACL or dislocated patella waiting to happen for me

Judy Chen · October 18, 2018 at 10:19 pm

So it’s football but it’s slippery

Judy Chen · October 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

You forgot that There’s no offside

Kyle Sekenski · October 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is awesome, but someone needs to invent Ice Chess… Just imagine two people sitting at a table playing chess… BUT ON AN ICE RINK 😱

Mountain Man · November 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm

0:16 … thank me later

johnnysama · November 16, 2018 at 5:52 am

It's as if the guys who invented the sport thought "Why don't we make a sport that's part ice hockey and part soccer/football?" Wow. XD

Cal Laz · November 18, 2018 at 8:06 am

I guess I’ll be looking to watch one of these. Looks “entertaining” for sure.

everybodysbud18 · November 19, 2018 at 9:11 am

Do the rules of Kickball and Dodgeball!

TheBlaggert · November 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Finally something Steven Gerrard would be good at!

Christian Wiggins · November 29, 2018 at 12:55 am

this is something they would do in Florida

Michael Howe · December 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

They should just put skated on them. That'll make it more interesting

Pharmdkeith · December 17, 2018 at 9:46 am

this game has so much room for improvement. like what if there were special ice football shoes that allowed for some interesting movement on the ice?

C. Obie · December 28, 2018 at 3:55 am

do they get paid?

Judy Chen · January 5, 2019 at 6:49 am

1:54 ummm that sun face

Sylvain Bossé · January 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Ice football, it's the first time for me. It' hilarious man. Thank you for the upload! They should play with broom ball running shoes.

Sylvain Bossé · January 8, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Eh Ninh, if you want to add someting new to your sport culture go check that video: popular in province of québec. By the way prepare to learn a new langage because it is in frenche. LOL

Joshua Bullion 142 · January 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

Zorb football or ice football which do you think is better Ninh? Personally i prefer the zorb version.

Michael Gogick · January 28, 2019 at 6:20 pm

I wish Ice American Football was a thing.

Ryan Downing · January 29, 2019 at 5:25 am

This would be fun

Coordinator · February 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

🇩🇪 Ice Football
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Zorb Football
🇺🇸 Balls Deep Soccer

Which is best?

Derp Cell · March 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm


Embeh · March 6, 2019 at 11:24 pm

haha #stefan_raab 😉

Embeh · March 6, 2019 at 11:24 pm

@ninh ly can you do Autoball next 😉

twitertaker · March 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm

This video presents this as an usual sport, but this was just an event by an (in Germany) famous entertainer, who also made Derby events, Springboard events and invented car soccer.

ahmedeox · March 18, 2019 at 2:33 am

Germany trying to create a new kind of football to be the best at

Ros Lee · March 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm

Let me slip and break my hip because I make bad decisions in life

larry smith · March 30, 2019 at 4:30 am

You have got to be kidding me

Zahoor Ali Mehdi · April 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm


Zahoor Ali Mehdi · April 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Plz Sir Make videos on
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collateroL · April 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

Zorb Football looks like my kinda sport

Matthew Gupta · April 13, 2019 at 10:12 pm

This looks like a rec soccer club

Emo Bassist · April 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

This looks like a bunch of old people left the home and decided to play football

Vinicius Martins · April 16, 2019 at 4:37 am

If Futsal had a baby with Hockey

Jusmor · April 22, 2019 at 2:11 am

Who thought this was a good idea

Bar North · April 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm

There’s no way this is a thing😂

rogerdotlee · April 24, 2019 at 8:12 pm

I had to see if this wasn't some sort of April Fools Day joke.

Now I want in. 😀

Theo · April 25, 2019 at 6:41 am

This is dumb

Rob Mitchel · April 28, 2019 at 7:55 pm


Holdington · April 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm

Great example of how every fun thing you invent doesn't need to become an organized sport

Strange Cow · April 29, 2019 at 11:32 am

Still better than Germany’s Ice Hockey team.

Classicrocker6119 · April 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

Ninh….You are full of surprises! I had no clue this sport even existed until now. I can hardly wait to see your next new or previously released videos.

Florian D. · May 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Why bother to explain the rules of a game that was created for an event held by a game show?
The same people also made the 'Wok-WM' which was Bobsledding with Asian kitchen utensils.
I would have also included Autoball (Soccer with cars or basically the real world equivalent of rocket leauge) but as it turns out, we actually invented that before the Autoball event held by the same game show that made Ice Football.

AllDay · May 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

i feel bad for Germans who unironically play this sport

Seal Dogg · May 20, 2019 at 2:21 am

Do the players get paid for this or is this an amateur thing ?

David Samuel Peckinpah · May 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

Would be interesting to see this played with metal cleats that had some sort of heel mechanic that allowed you to heel slide or ski. Like the heely's shoes.

Duong Hoang Minh · June 6, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Bowling shoes wear when you play bowling, and ice football must wear the skating shoes!

Cool Dr Money · June 9, 2019 at 3:33 am

this is real life goofball goals

Random Poop · June 28, 2019 at 6:46 pm

What the hell

Marco Conti · July 2, 2019 at 11:42 pm

They look like they need walkers, like senior citizens with a broken hip.

Jake Toth · July 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I never thought I'd say this, but I think I prefer regular soccer over this.

Alex Calabrese · July 17, 2019 at 2:11 am

So basically just football but slow slippery and making the players look like idiots

crnlsnts 4 · July 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

Dear Germany, your ice football (soccer) seems weird because the players look like 3 year old kids running on ice for the first time and making them look like idiots it's so hard for the players to run faster sorry to tell you that.

nicsandknacksandseans · July 27, 2019 at 12:42 am

Possibly the least impressive looking sport of all time. They look like fucking Bambi!

Matthew Zanella · July 27, 2019 at 4:46 pm

And people say that Germans don’t have a sense of humor haha

Malte Drappatz · July 28, 2019 at 3:58 pm

This is not a real Sport this is from a TV Show. Its a Joke😂🤣

Jason Williams · August 2, 2019 at 2:31 am

5 second version:

It's soccer
On ice
In bowling shoes
Please Like & Subscribe

Joshua Bullion 142 · August 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

This Sport does look a bit silly and very funny. I like it!!
This should be in the Winter Olympics.

Bender Rodriguez · August 4, 2019 at 10:13 pm

This game looks like fun as a Canadian who loves hockey and football I feel I need to try this sport.

Bloody Kenshiro · August 5, 2019 at 7:50 am

Ice Football was surely invented by penguins so they could have some fun, and then humans copied it.

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