Soccer

The Origin of Soccer

China

Their is evidence of soccer being played in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Which was 2,000 years ago. That was the time when they dibbled leather balls and kicked them into a small net.

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Ancient Greeks and Romans

Warriors would use soccer related games in preparation for battle. They would play for fun. It was a game played throughout Europe when teams would compete to get the ball to a certain destination, this is the origin of most games that use your feet, including soccer. This game was played against rival towns and villages, and hundreds of people could join.

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England

It is said that the early growth of modern soccer started in England. During medieval times, the old form of soccer would allow violence like kicking, punching and biting. Sometimes the competition grew fierce and masses got so wild that there were many incidents of violence during the game. It is also said that soldiers admired the game so much that they missed archery practice to watch it. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/1stRoyalEngineers.png Link to Image

Soccer

When and where exactly soccer did originate has no answer. This is because there were many similar games played long ago which might resemble soccer but are totally not alike. All we really know is that a soccer-like game has been played for more than 3,000 years. But modern-day soccer was invented by England in 1815 where colleges set the rules for the game.

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