Soccer which is also called «Football», is known as the most popular sport in the world, but how did it get to where it is now? Well it all started when they found the first evidence of soccer being a sport in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries. It was during the Han dynasty that people dribbled balls of leather by kicking into a small net. Recorded facts also support and indicate the fact that Romans and Greeks used to play ball for fun. Some facts point out that kicking the ball was a popular sport in Kyoto,Japan. It is said that early growth of the modern game began in England. A few fun facts, even mentioning that the first ball used was the head of a Danish brigand. It is said that during the Middle Ages, the ancient form of football used to allow many ill practices kicking, punching, biting and gouging. The main goal was to bring the ball to a target location. People were so happy with the game they would crowd the area all day. Sometimes, the fierce competition grew and achieved much so crazy that there were frequent incidents of violence during the match. It is also said that the soldiers admired the game so they missed archery practice to just watch the game. King Edward III banned football in 1365 because of incidents of increasing violence and military indulgence in sport. In 1424 Jacques I, King of Scotland also proclaimed in Parliament,»Na man play at the Fute-ball» (No man shall play football). When and where exactly the starting football is a matter that has no precise answer to this. You can easily say that this popular game has been played for over three thousand years. Church of the Nativity in the modern game should be credited to Great Britain. He was also known as association football, with Scotland and England are the founders of the systematic play football.
18th Century and beyond
In 1815, important developments occurred that football made popular in universities, colleges and schools. Popular English School and Eton College emerged a set of rules, known as the Cambridge rules. The stock was divided into two groups, universities and some schools have chosen the rules of Rugby, which allowed for action, shin kicks, and also to bring the ball. These rules were only prohibited by the rules towards Cambridge. The history of modern football was founded in 1863. In October 1863 representatives of eleven London clubs and schools met at Freemasons Tavern to establish common rules to control games with each other. The result of this meeting was the formation of an association of football. In December 1863 the Rugby Football and soccer players divided into supporters of the Rugby School rules walked out. Firmly establish the foundations of football in 1869, the Football Association strictly prohibits any form of manipulation of the ball. Soccer’s popularity spread rapidly during the 1800s as British sailors, merchants and soldiers introduced the sport to different parts of the world. The Italians, Austrians and Germans has attracted the attention of Europe, while in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil accepted sport in South America. FIFA was founded in 1904 and early 1930 in different leagues in different countries. FIFA is credited with organizing the first World Cup in Uruguay. The history of football is full of events, developments, and the growing craze around the world. You’ll be amazed as you learn at different times in this wonderful sport that has maintained our respect and admiration for more than 3000 years.