1. Besides means excepting.
Everyone besides me is at the beach.
2. Besides means in addition to.
Besides all of my friends, all of their brothers and sisters are there, too.
Strange Places and Customs
As the name suggests Swamp Soccer, this game is played in a swamp. Originated in Finland in the late 1990?s and has since been embraced by many countries such as the U.K., Russia, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland, Brazil, and now China. Players compete in the Swamp Soccer World Championships, held outside the National Stadium in Beijing wth full regulations as per the game.