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Football is the most famous disciplinein the world. Interest massive. Hundreds of millions of fans follow games of favorite teams. Attention growing constantly.

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

Development of discipline

Football appeared in antiquity. Games with a ball were popular among inhabitants of different states. They were used in:
• Asian countries;
• Sparta;
• on the Apennines.
Inhabitants of Italy improved discipline. In the 16th century they introduced to the world the game "Calcio". With the development of trade, it came to England. Interest in discipline formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" beaten cricket.

Severe discipline

Interest public appeared not by chance. Discipline impressed with its dynamics. Battles on the field were significant. This allowed rules of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 people each.
3. 15 forwards.
4. Right to fight.
English created their rules. At first game wasn't standardized. In some places allowed to throw projectile with hands, in others it was forbidden.
The Starting attempt to standardization occurred in 1846. Cases demanded momentary response. players from several colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each player worked in accordance with acceptednorms. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, athletes managed to create a common regulations.
First standardization turned out positive. Attention public increased. According to the results in Great Britain formed the first special club. Team renamed "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
In 1863 appeared The Football Association of England. Organization immediately adopted a single set of rules of football.

Modern outline

Gradually discipline developed. Created conditions for the stadium. Approved dimensions of the gate.
Important year became 1871. Then appeared the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the class.
1891 - year appearances in discipline penalty. However, from current specified strike is. Now take penalties from point. Earlier moment 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 athletes felt that a number of rosters pay members salary. In those days sports could be only amateur. According to the results rules changed. They added a clause prohibiting athletes to receive remuneration.
Began sequence slander. Lineups wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the championship. After time requirement cancelled.

Football in other countries of the world

Growth of trade accelerated penetration of football to other countries. As a result sport became regulated at the supranational level. FIFA appeared in 1904. At the start association included 7 countries.
Unified norms on equipment was. Players was required to wear:
• hat or top hat;
• boots;
• long stockings;
• pants.

Standard entered later. Initially footballers played without license plates. Notation appeared only in 1939.
Starting international championship held at the beginning of the last century. Football included to the Olympic Games. Participated only 3 teams.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. In the world started playing high class stars.