Learn About History of Soccer Completely
Today, soccer is the most popular, exciting game in the world. It has billions of spectators all over the world. The craziness is very prominent during the soccer world cup. People really go crazy. Thousands of people visit from their courtiers to the host country to witness world cup matches. Soccer world cup is known as the greatest show on Earth. It is really fantastic. But things were not easy in the past. Though it is the most popular game the world today, it has a not so good history. This article talks about the history of this beautiful game elaborately; do read it. You will definitely enjoy this article.
The history of this game started 2500BC. You see, how ancient the history of this beautiful game is. The Greek, Egyptian, and the Chinese used to play a game that involved feet, but the closest game was "Tsu-Chu" which was played between 255 and 206BC. Unlike today, 30 feet goal posts were used.
Then in the 9th century this game was played in Europe. Unlike today, pig's bladder was used to play this beautiful game. People were not civilized like today during that time, so it became very violent, so it was banned! Can you imagine the most beautiful game in the world was banned for violence? But it happened. In 1365, King Edward II banned soccer for creating violence. Then in 1424, King James I banned it for the same reason.
Soccer was played in England in the 16th century, but hands were used to play this beautiful game. Also, goal posts were used without bars. So, it was not like today's game. Then some clubs were built.
In 1863, some specific rules and regulations were set to make this game acceptable to everyone. This year was really important for soccer. Soccer foundation was built in 1863 as well.
Then in 1904, FIFA was found to make it more popular, professional. Today, everyone knows about FIFA--the ultimate organization of soccer. Then the biggest event was started in 1930. What was that? Soccer world cup. This is the best event on the planet. It receives enormous support from all countries all over the world. The next soccer world cup will be played in Brazil in 2014. Everyone has been waiting to experience the one month long grand event. Hope it will be the best soccer world cup ever. Brazil has already started taking preparations to make this world cup as beautiful as possible. Good luck to Brazil and the upcoming soccer world cup.