The history of soccer in England
The birthplace of soccer, or football was in England, after the Danish invasion. The first football game took place somewhere between 1018 and 1042 in the east of England where the locals played 'football' with the severed head of a Danish Prince they had defeated in a battle. Later on, the boys of the village imitated this with an inflated cow bladder.
Several British football clubs formed and associated in 1863 to standardized the rules and to organize the professional leagues.
The first World Cup was held on July 30, 1930, where Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2
By 1918 Soccer became recognized as a sport worldwide.