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Soccer has evolved from the days of kicking a makeshift ball with no rules into the most popular sport in the world. Make sure to scroll down the page. You can select articles about the early development of soccer through to its current history.

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England Penalty Misses: The 6 Biggest Penalty Fails Ever

The sight of England trooping off the field after Alessandro Diamanti’s penalty sent Joe Hart the wrong way to clinch a place in the Euro 2012 semi finals was a depressingly familiar sight. England penalty misses have been a curse …

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The History Of Football Timeline: Of The Codes and Rules

The origins and history of football timeline are open to conjecture, and several theories are available. However, there is evidence that the Chinese and Japanese enjoyed games where a ball was kicked back in the dynastic times. There was a …

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Cambridge Rules Of Football: Birthplace Of Laws Of The Game

A set of football rules developed at the University of Cambridge in the nineteenth century was known as the Cambridge Rules of Football. These rules had a major influence on the creation of the original Laws of the Game of …

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Ancient Soccer: FIFA Recognizes Tsu Chu As Oldest Form Of Sport

There are several conflicting views regarding ancient soccer and who invented association football as we know it today. Most of the world refers to this popular sport as football, and it is undeniably one of the most popular today. Let’s …

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Euro 1972: West Germany Win First European Championship

The fourth UEFA European Football Championship tournament, widely known as Euro 1972, was held in Belgium between June 14-18, 1972. UEFA Euro 1972 was only contested by four countries, with the tournament consisting of a semi-final, a third-place play-off, and …

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1950 World Cup: The Host Brazil Versus Urugary In The Final

Following more than a decade of dictatorship, Brazil adopted a new democratic constitution in 1946. It was confirmed that in 1950 the country would host the fourth World Cup, the most significant international event to take place within its borders. …

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Chinese Soccer Team: The Story Of 1936 Berlin Olympics Games

Could it possibly be so that a village in Hong Kong known for its laundry and dairy services provided nearly all players for the Chinese soccer team in the 1936 Berlin Olympics? That was the suggestion in a report produced …

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Best Players In The World Cup That Have Never Won The Trophy

Best Players In The World Cup That Have Never Won The Trophy

Some of the best players in the World Cup have helped to propel their teams to victory and have walked away with medals for their efforts. Pelé won three and is the only player to do so, while Maradona, Zidane, …

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Rules Of Football: How Sheffield Rules Impacted The Game

Clubs in Sheffield played a significant role in the development of the rules of football, leading to how the modern game is played today. The Sheffield Rules were devised by the Sheffield Football Club and played in the city between …

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Best English Footballers Between 1977-1996

At the end of 2021, we ask our readers to vote for your best English footballers across three different eras: 19021-1976, 1977-1996, and 1997 to the present day. Our unique and massive poll caught your imagination as football fans of …

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