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Friday, June 1, 2018

History of FOOTBALL

          Football has a long history. Football in its current form arose in England in the middle of the 19th century but alternative versions of the game existed much earlier and are a part of the Football history.

          The first known examples of a team game involving a ball, which was made out of a rock, occurred in old Mesoamerican cultures for over 3000 years ago. According to the report, the ball would symbolize the sun and the captain of the losing team would be sacrificed to the gods.

          The first known ball game which also involved kicking took place in Chaina in the 3rd and 2nd century BC under the name CUJU, was played with round ball on a square area.

          An Ancient Greece the ball was made by shreds of leather filled with hair. The first airfield ball was made in ancient Rome in the 7th century. This balls were not included in the entertainment on the big arenas but could occur in an exercise in the military.

          The early form of football was also much more rough and violent. In the 13th century in England, the game played on meadows and roads. Punches were also involved in the game besides of kicks. the rampage of these games would cause damage to the town and sometimes death.

          For a long time, there was no clear distinction between football and rugby. The game was often played in school and two of the predominant schools were Rugby and Eton. At Rugby, the rules included the possibility to take up the ball with the hands and the game we today know as rugby. At Eton, on the other hand, the ball was played exclusively with the feet and this game can be seen as a close procedure to the modern Football. The rugby was called THE RUNNING GAME while football was called THE DRIBLING GAME.


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