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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Charles Miller: Instrumental In Bringing 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 Club: The Founding Teams In 1888

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

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South Africa Soccer: Class Of 1996 And The Rise Of Bafana

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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English Football Stadiums: The History Of Football Grounds

It is one of the best things about watching matches live that many of the English football stadiums are worthy destinations in their own right. We have put together this article on the history of the grounds and stadiums in …

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Ghana World Cup Squad 2010: African Team In Quarterfinals

Ghana’s national soccer team has made three FIFA 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 top-level world soccer. However, they …

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North Korea World Cup 2010: First Appearance In 44 Years

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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New Zealand 2010 World Cup: The Players, Results And Journey

New Zealand men’s national soccer team has made two appearances at FIFA World Cup so far. Their latest appearance came at the 2010 edition held in South Africa. In the qualification process, the Southern Pacific nation had to win the …

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1982 France vs Germany: Most Famous World Cup Semi Final Ever

Soccer historians ask every four years: has there been a better World Cup semi-final than the 1982 France vs Germany battle? West Germany faced France in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Thus, the match is known as …

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Sheffield FC: Are They The Oldest Football Club In The World?

English soccer supporters will proudly boast of having the most senior football leagues in the world. A glance at the birthdates of the country’s current top-flight clubs certainly supports their unrivaled ancestry. Arsenal came into existence in 1886, while Manchester …

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World Cup Upset: USA vs England 1950 Most Famous Victory

29 June 1950 was a particularly depressing day for British sport: The West Indies won a cricket test match for the first time when England was beaten, at Lords, by 326 runs. The last British tennis player went out of …

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