Soccer Created by Sergiu Salagean

The very beginning

King Edward III banned soccer in 1365, owing to the growing incidents of violence and military indulgence in the sport.

Soccer can be traced back more than 2,000 years ago in Greece, Rome, and even ancient china. Back then, there was a ball made from raw animal hide being kicked around. Britain though, added new rules to make it more suitable for the modern world and diffused it all through the world. The English are known to have uniformalized the rules by prohibiting touching the ball with your hands and tripping opponents. As time went on though, more rules have been added to modernize it. For example, the penalty kick was added in 1891 and the red and yellow cards were introduced in 1913 and many more. By 1991 the women's world soccer cup was added

The spread of it

Soccer started in Great Britain and slowly moved on to the whole world by British traders, sailors and workers. It quickly spread through the British islands and continental Europe. After diffusing to the entire world, many British expatriates, traders, teachers and seamen were employed to teach others how to play it and even improve it. In 1930 the very first World Cup was played and it was a success.

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