World Cup (Spain)
By: Heather Donald, Kaylee Borden, and Avery Dew
History of Soccer
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas.
Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport finds occurrence in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC.
The nativity of modern-day soccer must be credited to Britain. It was also known as the association football, with Scotland and England being the co-founders of the systematic game of soccer.
More than 240 million people around the world play soccer regularly according to the Federation Internationale de Futbol Association (FIFA).
- As the sport developed, more rules were implemented and more historical landmarks were set.