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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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London FA v Sheffield: First Representative Game In 1866

Representative soccer between English football associations was a popular form of the game in the 1870s and 1880s. Although some might claim that it began with the match on 31 March 1866 played between a London FA side and a …

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Euro 2000: Regarded Best Tournament In Modern Times

Almost 22 years have passed since Euro 2000, a tournament many regard as one of the greatest finals in modern times. Despite leading a charmed life at times, France’s ability to play the most attractive, attacking soccer made them the …

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Who Invented English Football

The invention of English football dates back more than a century. In 1863, rugby football split into two distinct courses in England. The Football Association became the world’s first football association. Both forms of English football have a common origin …

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Charles Miller: Who Bought Soccer To Brazil

The grave of Charles Miller lies more or less hidden in the corner of a Sao Paulo cemetery. No plaques denote this man’s impact on Brazil’s rich cultural history, no sign to remind visitors that he was even that important. …

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Oldest Football League Clubs

The oldest Football League clubs kicked off in 1888-89 with twelve teams. The original twelve clubs forming “The Football League” were Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Notts County, Derby County, Aston Villa, Preston North End, Everton, Burnley, Bolton …

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South Africa Soccer: Class Of 1996

South Africa soccer class of 1996 was crowned champions of the CAF African Cup of Nations at Johannesburg’s Soccer City, reaching the highest summit of African soccer for the first time. Jomo Sono, a former teammate of Pele and Beckenbauer, …

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Soccer Fields In England

Soccer Fields: History Of English Soccer Stadiums

A soccer field is a term used mostly in the United States to refer to a soccer stadium that is either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary purpose is to host soccer matches as opposed to a …

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Ghana World Cup Squad 2010: Last African Team

Ghana’s national soccer team has made three World Cup appearances – 2006, 2010, and 2014. Compared to other African soccer giants such as Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast, Ghana was a relative newcomer to the top-level world soccer. However, they …

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North Korea World Cup 2010 Squad

North Korea, recognized as Korea DPR by FIFA, has participated in two FIFA World Cups so far. Their first appearance came at the 1966 World Cup, and then at the 2010 event. Their absence from the top soccer event doesn’t …

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FA Cup Final Stadium And Venue History

In this article, we will explore the FA Cup final stadiums and venues history from the first tournament back in 1872 until the present day. The most important action taken in this era by the English Football Association was to …

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