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Football is the most popular gameon the planet. Demand massive. Hundreds of millions of people watch matches of idols. Attention growing planned.

Of course for this discipline can make bets in a bookmaker's office. Shortly introduce history of football.

Development of discipline

Football originated in antiquity. Games with a ball were popular among inhabitants of many states. They were applied in:
• Ancient China;
• Sparta;
• Ancient Rome.
Italians developed sport. During the Middle Ages they created the game "Calcio". With the development of trade relations, it came to England. Interest in sport formed instantly. By Level of Interest "Calcio" beaten cricket.

First rules

Popularity among viewers appeared naturally. Discipline impressed with its dynamism. Battles on the court occurred significant. Such a scenario allowed rules of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 people each.
3. 15 forwards.
4. Permission to fight.
English made own rules. At first game wasn't standardized. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others it was forbidden.
The first attempt to standardization was made in 1846. Cases demanded momentary response. players from several colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each athlete acted in accordance with acceptedrules. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, players managed to fix a common regulations.
First unification turned out positive. Participation public increased. As a result in England there was the first special club. Roster named "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
After 6 years appeared The Football Association of England. Organization immediately created a standard set of norms of football.

Modern outline

Over time discipline developed. Created conditions for the field. Standardized dimensions of the gate.
Important year became 1871. Then appeared the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the class.
1891 - time appearances in football kick from 11 meters. However, from modern this standard different. Now take penalties from fixed spot. Earlier moment was done from the line.
Game evolved. Love grew. As a result in the 1880s, the number of teams exceeded 100 pieces. Among the public began appear rumors. Many athletes felt that a number of rosters give players incentives. At that time disciplines could be only amateur. As a result rules changed. They introduced a clause prohibiting athletes have a salary.
Began sequence denunciations. Teams wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the championship. Later requirement postponed.

Football in other countries of the world

Growth of trade increased penetration of discipline to other countries. Following the results game started regulated at the international level. FIFA originated in beginning of the last century. At the start association consisted of 7 countries.
Unified requirements on equipment was. Players was required to wear:
• hat or top hat;
• shoes;
• elongated stockings;
• pants.

Standard established later. Initially athletes played without license plates. Notation appeared only in 1939.
First international championship took place in 1900. Football included to the Olympic Games. Participated total England, France, Belgium.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. In the world started playing high class stars.