Willow P. 8-113
The history of Soccer
Soccer has always been one of the most popular sports in Europe and America. Soccer first started in China in the first and second B.C. Romans and Greeks used to play soccer for fun by kicking a lather ball into a small net. Early growth of modern soccer started in England. During the medieval times people grew to like soccer so much they would stay at the field all day. King Edward III of England and King James I of Scotland both band soccer because of the violence it was causing. A major development of soccer was made in 1815 which made soccer popular in schools. In 1863 the history of modern-day soccer came. Soccer was firmly established in 1869 and rapidly grew during this time. People have loved soccer for over 3000 years and still do.