A two-year-old elephant named Donna has many of the playing skills England coach Roy Hodgson is looking for.
The playful Asian elephant, one of the star attractions at Whipsnade Zoo, entertained crowds of tourists as she tossed a giant soccer ball about her paddle.
Her impressive ball control included heading, a mid-foot pass and a nifty pass.
She even managed with a cheeky heel strike before finally falling to the floor when the final whistle blew.
Stefan Groeneveld, senior manager at the zoo in Bedfordshire, said the animals enjoyed participating in ball exercises.
He said: ‘The elephants love to play with their pilates balls and also a giant football we give them, especially two-year-old Donna.
‘It’s been a great exercise for them, especially now that the weather is nice and they’re always outside.
‘They can often be seen having a kick in their own paddock or with their keepers.
‘Donna is particularly fond of soccer and is very skilful – she can take back kicks and has a good aim.’
Donna is one of nine elephants that share a seven-acre at the zoo, which includes a large grass paddock and two houses.
They also have three pools and mud wallows to play in.
Watch the incredible moment here: