Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:06PM
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Residents of a village in the southeast Peru have organized a sports match featuring a four-kilogram wooden ball.

The sports ‘Gayado’, which bears resemblance to modern-day field hockey, was originally played in the 16th century during the Inca Empire.

Two teams compete in the event. Each team is comprised of 15 players who use large sticks to hit a huge ball to the opposite end of the field in order to score points.

Before the start of the game, players thump the sticks on the ground as part of the ancient ritual.