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First soccer game played in Antarctica is a tie

Eighteen explorers from Bulgaria and Spain braved the freezing chill to play the first football game on the Antarctic, according to Darik Radio.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 13:45 IST

Eighteen explorers from Bulgaria and Spain braved the freezing chill to play the first football game on the Antarctic, according to Darik Radio. The match took place at the Livingston Island in South Pole on Sunday with the support of the Bulgarian champion football club CSKA, the radio reported.

The Spanish explorers prepared a makeshift stadium, while the Bulgarians brought the ball, bearing the CSKA logo. Despite the freezing temperatures of minus seven degrees Celsius, two teams managed to score six goals, three for each.

The Bulgarian team scored the first three goals, but it was soon evened by the Spanish within the time left. After the game, the players signed the ball, which is expected to be placed in CSKA's Museum of Sports Glory.

Bulgaria established its first science and exploration station at the Livingston Island in 1993. Even the country's president Georgi Parvanov succeeded in stepping on the magic continent in January 2005.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 13:45 IST