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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1974 Netherlands World Cup Team: Greatest Losers in History

“History is written by the victors” and “no one remembers who came in second” are old adages that don’t always ring true. The best example of that is the Netherlands World Cup team that finished runner-up in the 1974 tournament. …

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Harpastum: The Ancient Roman Empire Ball Game

Harpastum, also known as harpustum, is an ancient Roman game devised from the Greek game called episkyros. It was a social ball game played on a rectangular field. (It was also known as the small ball game in that era) …

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Episkyros: Ancient Greek Ball Game That Focused On Teamwork

The ancient Greek sports, Episkyros is the mother of modern-day soccer.  Played between two teams and one ball, Episkyros was an ancient Greek game that has transformed slowly into the modern version we watch today. Two teams would have an …

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Irish Football Association: Early History And The Split

The socio-political complexities of the Irish Question ensured that the development of football in Northern Ireland would follow a different pattern to that in England and indeed other parts of the United Kingdom. Certainly, the political unrest and limited industrialization …

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Canada Men’s Soccer History: From 1876 To 2022 World Cup

Canada Men’s soccer began in 1876 when teams in Toronto started playing to Football Association rules. In the beginning, Canada soccer was primarily played in the universities and colleges in southern Ontario. The Canada men’s national soccer team that toured …

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Sheffield And Hallamshire FA: The First County Association

There is a County Football Association in England named Sheffield And Hallamshire FA. The Sheffield Football Association was founded in 1867, making it and is the second-oldest football governing body after the Football Association (FA). Sheffield Rules were adopted by …

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The History Of Soccer: Learn How The Modern Game Originated

Soccer, football – whatever you prefer to call it, is a game of passion. It stirs the soul and evokes the strongest of emotions amongst even the toughest of crowds. Unlike the game itself, the history of soccer hasn’t always …

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World Cup Soccer: History, Finals, Winners & Host Nations

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world – not many sporting fans would argue with this. No other sport has demonstrated the capacity to capture the world’s imagination like soccer has over the years. And the World Cup …

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