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Football is the most famous gamein the world. Demand massive. Hundreds of millions of fans watch games of favorite teams. Attention growing planned.

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

Development of game

Football originated in antiquity. Disciplines with a ball were popular among inhabitants of different states. They were used in:
• Ancient China;
• Sparta;
• Ancient Rome.
Inhabitants of Italy improved sport. In the 16th century they introduced to the world the game "Calcio". With the development of trade, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in discipline formed instantly. By Level of Interest "Calcio" surpassed cricket.

Severe discipline

Popularity public appeared not by chance. Discipline impressed with its dynamics. Battles on the court occurred serious. This allowed rules of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 people each.
3. 15 offensive players.
4. Permission to fight.
Inhabitants of Foggy Albion created own norms. 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. Conditions demanded momentary response. players from several colleges entered the field on the field during the competition. Each player acted in accordance with known to himrules. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, players managed to fix a common set of rules.
First standardization became positive. Attention public increased. As a result in Great Britain there was the first special club. Roster renamed "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
After 6 years formed The Football Association of England. Organization quickly adopted a single code of norms of football.

Modern outline

Gradually the game developed. Created requirements for the field. Approved dimensions of the gate.
Important year became 1871. At that time appeared the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the world.
1891 - time appearances in football penalty. However, from current this standard is. Today take penalties from point. Earlier penetration was done from the line.
Discipline improved. Interest grew. According to the results in the 1880s, the number of clubs exceeded 100 pieces. Among the public began to appear speculations. Some players felt that a number of rosters pay members salary. At that time sports could be only amateur. As a result rules changed. They added a clause prohibiting athletes to receive remuneration.
Began sequence slander. Lineups accused each other. Some clubs left the league. After time requirement postponed.

International development

Development of trade relations increased penetration of football to Europe. As a result game started regulated at the supranational level. FIFA appeared in beginning of the last century. At first organization included 7 countries.
Standard requirements clothing was. Football Players was required to wear:
• hat or top hat;
• boots;
• elongated stockings;
• pants.

Normal entered later. For the first time footballers played without numbers. Notation appeared only in 1939.
First international championship took place in 1900. Discipline added to the Olympiad. Participated only England, France, Belgium.
The heyday of the sport occurred in the 1950. On the planet started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.