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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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Vinnie Jones: The Crazy Gang Figurehead Now Acting As A Thug

This name Vinnie Jones may well cause a few sniggers and certainly, look significantly out of place compared to other soccer legends. Yet, legendary status shouldn’t be attributed solely based on pure footballing ability, which was fortunate for Vincent Jones …

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Cambridge Rules Of Football: Birthplace Of Laws Of The Game

A set of football rules developed at the University of Cambridge in the nineteenth century was known as the Cambridge Rules of Football. These rules had a major influence on the creation of the original Laws of the Game of …

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Soccer Field: The Official Dimensions, Surfaces And Standards

A soccer field (also known as a football pitch or football field) is the playing surface for soccer. The dimensions, measurements, and markings of the field of play are defined by Law 1 of the Laws of the Game. The …

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Oldest English Football Clubs: A Look At The Founder Teams

On October 26, 1863, at the Freemasons’ Tavern in Great Queen Street, near Holborn tube station, was the birth of football as we know it today. The oldest English football clubs came together to discuss the collective future of modern …

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Walking Football: A Slower Version Of The Beautiful Game

Think of football; the high-speed, high-intensity game that everyone knows. Now, think of playing that game, but without running! Walking football is a variation of regular football, just with this little twist. Even though a walking football session is played …

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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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Soccer Goal Posts: Safety Guidelines To Follow When Buying

Soccer goal posts have been involved in fatal accidents and death. More than 500 people are seriously injured in the United States each year. The majority of serious incidents resulted from soccer goal posts tipping over. Most of these soccer …

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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: 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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