The origin of soccer

on January 25, 2022
Football is the most magical sport in the world today, and it is recognized as the largest sport in the world. According to incomplete statistics, there are 2.8 billion enthusiastic football fans in the world, and 10 billion people watched it during the World Cup. The industry employs 100 million people and its influence is felt worldwide.

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The predecessor of modern football originated from the ball game "Cuju" in Zizhou, Shandong (now Zibo City) in ancient China. Later, it was spread from China to Europe by the Arabs and gradually evolved into modern football. Modern football started in England. In 1848, the first written rule in football history, the Cambridge Rules, was born. On October 26, 1863, England established the world's first football association and unified the rules of football competition. In 1872, England and Scotland held the first official inter-association match in football history. In 1900, in the second Summer Olympic Games, football was included in the official sport.

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Legend has it that in the 11th century, there was a war between England and Denmark. After the war, the British found the skull of a Danish invader while cleaning up the ruins of the war. Out of anger, they kicked the skull with their feet. A group of children They came to kick when they saw it, but they found that the skull hurt and the feet were sore, so they replaced it with a cow's bladder - this is the birth of modern football.

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 In 1835, the world's first football club was established in Sheffield, England. In 1863, the first football association was established in England. Since then, organized football under certain rules has spread from the UK to Europe and the world. At the end of the 19th century, football was quite popular in Western European countries. In the first Olympic Games in 1896, football was listed as one of the competition events. As a result, the Danish team defeated the Greek team 9-0 and became the first Olympic football champion.


In 1904, the football associations of seven countries of England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland established the International Football Federation in France, and elected Frenchman Guerin as the first FIFA president.


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