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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

HOW SOCCER BEGAN


There are many tales about how soccer began. there are stories of soccer in china called it Zuqui.. in Ancient times.. in the middle ages and in Italy called it Harspatum. The truth begins in England.

There, a hundred years ago a conflict about rules among players of rugby resulted in 1 dissident group starting a new sport that became soccer. Same as soccer we play today, you could use both hands and feet, whereas goalkeeper can use their hands. The word "Soccer" originated from the derived word (Assoc=Association), from  North America.

Before World Cup, Olympic soccer games is the most prestigious international championships. England won the first title in 1908 and 1912. But the FIFA already existed at that time.

Since those early days soccer has been quite impressive. It wasn't until the start of this century, national teams and FIFA began to organize themselves. France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark and Sweden were the "The first 7" or "Founding Fathers" of FIFA in 1904 and in 1905, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary and England joined the organization.

There is a time that the soccer world dealt with the problem of world ward I and the world cup discussion cooled down until 1920's. On May 26,1928, in Amsterdam, Jules Rimet and fellow FIFA members agreed to hold 1st Cup: on September 8, 1928,in Zurich, Switzerland. The countries agreed that the Cup should be held every 4 years and that the first one would be in 1930. At FIFA congress  in Barcelona held on May 17 and 18 the following year, URUGUAY was chosen to host the 1st Cup in recognition of winning the Olympic titles in Paris in 1924 and in Amsterdam in 1928. Finally, the first WORLD CUP had been arranged, but it had not been an easy road to travel.

8 comments:

Pinaywriter said...

Good to know my students are crazy about this sport. And I am so not. So I have to read up stuff on this blog to help me out.

Herbert said...

I like soccer but as for the Philippines soccer team, they really $ucks.. I dont like them, they are LOSERS

Sining Factory said...

Glad that soccer is getting popular in our country. Even my nephews are getting crazy about it. Hehe. Thanks for sharing.

simply pochi said...

It's great to know that this sport is getting popular and popular. :)

Journeys and Travels said...

thanks for this post. Now soccer to me is more than just a ball game. I understand it more now because of your generous post.

ProvokedThoughts said...

I am a football fan. I used to study football on our PE subject way back college. Thanks to you for posting this information.

Little miss said...

i'm not a fan of soccer. I even don't have a bit of interest in it. But that was before it was introduce continuously in our country.

cora said...

Men in our family are all soccer players.This blog is very informative. Thanks!