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There are some sports in which girls and boys play together in the same match and one such sport is ‘Korfball’. Korfball is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball. It is played by two teams of eight players with four female players and four male players in each team. The sport was invented by Dutch school teacher Nico Broekhuysen in 1902. In the Netherlands, there are approximately 500 clubs and more than 90,000 people playing korfball and it is played in nearly 70 countries. Korfball is played inside in winter and outdoors in spring, summer and autumn. The size of the indoor court is 20 m × 40 m, as are most outdoor courts. The court is divided into halves called zones. In each zone is a 3.5 m tall post with a basket at the top. This is positioned two-thirds of the distance between the centre line and the back of the zone. An international korfball match typically consists of two halves or four periods, with the length varying depending on the competition. When the match consists of halves, the duration is typically 25 minutes, with periods typically between 7 and 10 minutes, with a one-minute break between the first and second periods and between the third and fourth periods. Every year the IKF organises the Europa Cup for national champions (clubs). You can play beach korfball, only the rules of the game differ slightly from those of regular korfball. So, you must try this sport.

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