Development Of The Game

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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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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Best English Soccer Players Of The Century

At the end of 2021, we have been asking History Of Soccer readers to vote for your teams of the century across three different eras and, ultimately, the overall Best English Soccer Players Of The Century. And now, after taking …

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United Soccer Association: When It Was Founded In 1967

United Soccer Association consisted of teams based in North America and the United States. After just one season, the league merged with the National Professional Soccer League to become the North American Soccer League. The teams in the league were …

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Argentina vs England: 1966 World Cup Quarter-Final Contest

The Argentina vs England 1966 World Cup quarter-final in front of 90,584 spectators at Wembley is one of the most enduring matches in the history of soccer. While England’s extra-time victory over West Germany effectively sealed by Geoff Hurst’s controversial …

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The Battle Of Nuremberg: 4 Red And 16 Yellow Cards

In 2006, a soccer match between the Netherlands and Portugal was called the Battle of Nuremberg. It took place in the round of sixteen of the World Cup, with the winner meeting England in the quarter-finals. In a match as …

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Which Teams Have Won The World Cup: Most Wins By Country

Being the world’s most prestigious association football tournament, there is a lot to be said about the World Cup winners throughout the years. We will review which teams have won the World Cup, providing details about the World Cup winners …

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England vs Argentina 1998: Match Summary And Highlights

Despite never being outplayed, outfought, or outsung, England was knocked out of the 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. Just like Euro 96 and Italia 90, the tyranny of penalties has brought England players down again, repeating itself in the cruelest …

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Chile World Cup Team 2010: Chilean National Team Players

Chile started the 2010 World Cup in a refined style, winning the first two group games 1-0 against Honduras and Switzerland. These six points were enough to qualify for the round of sixteen knockout stages. However, in the final group …

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London FA: 21 Representative Games Vs Sheffield (1866-1878)

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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