Thai elephants kick off anti-gambling campaign ahead of World Cup

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Elephants kicked off World Cup fever in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya on Tuesday, playing a football match to raise awareness against illegal gambling.

Nine elephants, painted with the flags of countries competing in 2018 World Cup in Russia, passed the ball to each other and swerved around the field in a 15-minute match against students from a local school.

Organizers said they wanted to show students the World Cup was more about enjoying the sport than betting on teams.

“They’re here to bring color and joy, and create awareness that...


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