Soccer in Spain

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Background history of soccer in Spain

Football as they like to call it in Spain, came to Spain in the 1900's. The Spanish kids who were taught in the Britain brought what they learned back to Spain. 1890 the first Football ( soccer) was organized in Sevilla, they had a recreation club. They played aganist another recreation club. The Sevilla FC didn't actually form until 1905. Many other teams sprung up once Sevilla FC started some of the teams included are; Gimnãstic de Tarragona, Madrid Football , FC Barcelona, New Foot-Ball de Madrid, and club Espanol de Futbol.

La Selección played in the Olympic game in 1920, there they won the silver medal. In 1926 the sport was more recognizable among others. In 1927 the National Football league made 10 Spanish teams were admitted in the Division in 1928 some include are Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao.

Spain National team has many big wins, in 1950 they got 4th place in FiFA. 1964 won UEFA European championship, 1984 they where the runner up. 1992 they won the Olympic gold medal. 2000 the team won silver at the Olympics. And there last success was in 2010, they won FIFA world cup for the first time.

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History of Soccer overall

About 2,000 years ago people say soccer started in Ancient China, Greece, Rome, and Central America. but England is the main country who turned it into "football" or soccer. They are known for the first uniform rules.

The penalty kick was first announced in 1891. Red and yellow cards were announced in 1971 world cup;many more changes were included. In 1365 King Edward iii banned soccer which caused more violence. In 1815 soccer made a big development it started going in colleges, and universities. 1869 the foundation of soccer was established. FIFA was created in 1994, they are the first organization to create the world cup.

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