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Football is the most famous disciplineon the planet. Demand huge. Millions of fans watch games of idols. Attention rising constantly.

Of course for this discipline you can make a bet in a bookmaker's office. Shortly tell history of football.

Development of game

Football originated in antiquity. Games with a ball in demand among inhabitants of many states. They were used in:
• Ancient China;
• Sparta;
• Ancient Rome.
Inhabitants of Italy improved sport. During the Middle Ages they created the game "Calcio". With the growth trade, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in sport formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" beaten cricket.

First rules

Interest among viewers appeared not by chance. Game captivated with its dynamism. Battles on the field occurred serious. Such a scenario allowed rules of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 athletes each.
3. 15 forwards.
4. Permission to fight.
Inhabitants of Foggy Albion created their rules. At first discipline wasn't standardized. In some places allowed to throw projectile with hands, in others it was forbidden.
The Starting attempt to unification occurred in 1846. Conditions demanded immediate response. players from different colleges entered the field on the field during the competition. Each athlete acted in accordance with acceptedrules. Outcome did not inspire positive development of events. However, athletes managed to create a common regulations.
Starting unification turned out positive. Attention public intensified. According to the results in England there was the first specialized club. Roster named "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
In 1863 formed The Football Association of England. Organization immediately created a single code of norms of football.

Phased improvement

Over time the game improved. Created conditions for the stadium. Approved dimensions of the gate.
Significant time became 1871. At that time appeared the FA Cup. Tournament - oldest in the class.
1891 - year appearances in discipline penalty. However, from modern specified standard is. Now take penalties from fixed spot. Earlier penetration was done from the line.
Game evolved. Interest grew. As a result in the 1880s, the number of clubs passed over a hundred. In society began appear speculations. Many players felt that a number of rosters pay members salary. At that time sports could be only amateur. As a result rules changed. They introduced a clause prohibiting athletes have a salary.
Began wave denunciations. Teams wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the championship. Later norm cancelled.

Football in other countries of the world

Development of trade relations increased penetration of football to other countries. As a result sport started regulated at the international level. FIFA originated in beginning of the last century. At first association included 7 countries.
Unified norms on equipment did not exist. Football Players required to wear:
• hat or top hat;
• shoes;
• long stockings;
• pants.

Normal entered later. For the first time athletes played without numbers. They arose only in 1939.
First international championship held at the beginning of the last century. Discipline included to the Olympic Games. Participated total England, France, Belgium.
The heyday of the sport occurred in the middle of the last century. On the planet started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.