Sports | August 24, 2016 5:00 am

The World of Competitive Foosball

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)
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You’ve probably never taken the game of foosball particularly seriously: Indeed, there’s a good chance you’ve never played it without a cocktail or beer nearby. And granted, this isn’t the golden age of foosball: that would be during the 1970s when you could compete on a million-dollar tour. Really. Still, it remains a way of making a decent living and earning international respect. (Yes, there is a foosball World Cup.)

Needless to say, the elite of the game carry it out with a skill and focus likely unthinkable to you and your bar buddies. Watch the video below to learn about the science and the sweat required to get the most out of those little spinning men.