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This is a list of all the soccer rules or laws of the game articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Soccer Golf (aka Footgolf) History, Rules, Where To Play

Soccer Golf is a recently developed sport that has gained popularity since its inception in 2008. It’s also popularly known as Footgolf, and as the name suggests, it combines the mechanics of two extremely popular sports – association football and …

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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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Sheffield FC: Over 165 Years Of History

English soccer supporters will proudly boast of having the most senior football league 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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What Is A Hat Trick In Soccer

A hat-trick is a common term in sports, and it means achieving a particular positive feat three times in a game. In soccer, it usually refers to a single player scoring three goals in a single game. The goals need …

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How Long Is A Soccer Game

So you want to know how long is a soccer game? We can help you. The standard adult soccer game is 90 minutes in playing time. The soccer game consists of two half of 45 minutes each. Between the two …

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History Of Soccer Cleats

Soccer cleats, also known as football boots, are arguably the most important and recognizable accessory used by modern soccer players. Soccer cleats have undergone years of evolution to develop into their present form. In modern soccer, cleats present significant sponsorship …

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Pierluigi Collina World Cup Soccer Referee

Pierluigi Collina And His Golden Whistle

Let’s admit it. It takes a special kind of mentality like Pierluigi Collina to referee football at the highest level. Enforcing the soccer laws of the game and managing players’ tempers while keeping up with play for 90 nonstop minutes …

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World Cup Game Of Beach Soccer

Beach Soccer – The History, Rules and World Cups

Beach Soccer is a form of soccer played on a beach or some form of a sandy surface. Across the world, beach soccer is also known as ‘beach football,’ ‘sand football’ or “beasal.” The origins date back to the end …

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Notts County Football Club – Was It Founded In 1862 or 64

History shows that Notts County is the oldest professional football club in the world. This soccer club is located in the Midlands of the United Kingdom, near Sherwood Forest, famous for its historical association with Robin Hood. Nicknamed ‘The Magpies’ …

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Progression of Soccer In Sheffield And Hallamshire FA

It is generally accepted that the initial development of the modern soccer game took place in England in the early and middle years of the nineteenth century. This modern form was developed from existing folk games – loosely organized local …

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