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Football is the most famous disciplineon the planet. Interest massive. Hundreds of millions of fans follow games of favorite teams. Demand growing planned.

Of course for the specified sport you can make a bet at bookmakers. Quickly introduce history of football.

Development of game

Football appeared several centuries BC. Disciplines with a ball were popular among citizens of many countries. They were applied in:
• Ancient China;
• Ancient Greece;
• Ancient Rome.
Inhabitants of Italy improved discipline. In the 16th century they introduced to the world the game "Calcio". With the growth trade, it came to England. Interest in discipline formed instantly. By Level of Interest "Calcio" beaten cricket.

First rules

Popularity among viewers appeared not by chance. Discipline impressed with its dynamism. Battles on the field were significant. This allowed norms of football:
1. 2 teams.
2. 25 athletes each.
3. 15 offensive players.
4. Permission to fight.
English made own rules. At first game didn't unify. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others it was forbidden.
The first attempt to standardization was made in 1846. Cases wanted immediate response. Representatives from several colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each player worked in accordance with acceptedrules. Result did not inspire optimism. However, players were create a single set of rules.
First unification became positive. Participation public intensified. As a result in Great Britain there was the first special club. Roster named "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
In 1863 appeared The Football Association of England. It immediately created a standard code of norms games.

Modern outline

Gradually the game developed. Created requirements for the stadium. Approved dimensions of the gate.
Significant time is 1871. At that time originated the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the world.
1891 - time appearances in discipline kick from 11 meters. However, from modern specified standard different. Today shoot penalties from fixed spot. Earlier moment was done from the line.
Game evolved. Love grew. According to the results in the 1880s, the number of teams passed over a hundred. Among the public began to arise speculations. Some athletes felt that certain teams give players salary. In those days sports could be only amateur. According to the results norms changed. They added a clause prohibiting players to receive remuneration.
Started wave slander. Lineups wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the league. After time norm postponed.

International development

Growth of trade increased penetration of discipline to Europe. As a result sport started regulated at the international level. FIFA originated in beginning of the last century. At first association consisted of 7 countries.
Unified requirements clothing was. Players required to wear:
• headdress;
• shoes;
• elongated stockings;
• pants.

Standard established later. Initially athletes played without numbers. They appeared only in 1939.
First international tournament held in 1900. Discipline included to the Olympiad. Participated only 3 teams.
The heyday of the sport occurred in the 1950. On the planet started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.