England's World Cup

By: Cassidy Smith

History of soccer in England:

Soccer in England in known as football. It may come as a surprise to many, but football has a long and interesting history, the sources suggest that the sport was first introduced in England as early as 1170 when it described youths going to the fields for a "game of ball". Aspects of the game can even be traced back to as early as the second and third century BC in England. Players in the game say its an opportunity to channel their similarity's and socialise with people from similar backgrounds.

Country's Flag:

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What does England's flag mean?

England’s flag is represented by a red cross set on a white background. This cross is known as the St George’s Cross and has represented England is various forms from as far back as the Middle Ages and the Crusades.

Where and when was soccer invented?

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas. It has a vivid and interesting history in the world of sports. Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport finds occurrence in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. In China, it was during the Han dynasty that people dribbled leather balls by kicking it into a small net. Recorded facts also support the fact that Romans and Greeks used to play ball for fun. Some facts point to Kyoto in Japan where kicking of ball was a popular sport.

England's National Anthem:

British Anthem, God Save the Queen (with lyrics)

How is the game played?

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England's world cup:

With this victory, England won their first FIFA World Cup title and became the third World Cup host to win the tournament after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934. The 1966 Final, held at Wembley Stadium, was the last to be broadcast in black and white.

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