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This is a list of all the articles that reflect ancient soccer and published on the History of Soccer website.

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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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Ancient Romans playing Harpastum

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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Young Man Training For The Ancient Game Of Episkyros

What Was Episkyros? When And Where It Was Played

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

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The History Of Soccer: (Also Known As Association Football)

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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