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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The History of Football!!!!

Ever wonder where soccer came from? 
Well first of all, over here it is called football.  

There are mentions of a game that involved kicking a ball as early as the 1300s in England.  But the first league, known as the Football Association, wasn't formed until 1863.  Through the end of the 1800s football spread around the world from Argentina to Russia to Canada.  FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) was formed in 1904 in Paris and originally included Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.  

The first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930.  Since the World Cup began, football has grown in popularity worldwide.  In 1913 the United States Football Association was formed to govern soccer in the US, they changed the name to the United States Soccer Federation in 1974.   

Football is a much loved sport around the world.  If you want to learn a little more about the history of football, watch the video I created using the website Xtranormal.  
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History of English Football. (2011). Retrieved from

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