The historical context of football

Football is the king of all sports, it is a sport that combines strength with intelligence, courage and elegance, attracting many kids, who try to copy their idols they see on television. Furthermore, they feel happy to be able to perform in such a domain.

Soccer is a team sport that is played between two teams of eleven players, each trying to throw the ball into the goal, by hitting it with their foot or any other part of the body, except the arms. This sports game is one of the phenomena of our time and we can admit that it is the most popular sport today. This sport was first mentioned in England in 1175. The French played a similar game called “La soule” and the Italians played “Il Gioco del calcio”.

The first details related to football appeared in England in 1602, when two of these games existed. Starting in the 18th century, the British began to play rugby, players were forced to hit the ball with their foot, which led to the name it has today.

October 26, 1863 is the date of creation of the first football association and the first regulation, as thirteen articles refer to the rules of this sport. In 1904, FIFA was founded, which made a number of changes to the sport’s regulations. In 1930, FIFA organized the first World Championships, which took place in Uruguay.

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