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Football is the most famous disciplinein the world. Interest huge. Hundreds of millions of people watch games of favorite teams. Attention growing planned.

Of course for this discipline can make bets at bookmakers. Shortly tell history of football.

Development of game

Football originated several centuries BC. Games with a ball were popular among inhabitants of different countries. They were applied in:
• Ancient China;
• Sparta;
• Ancient Rome.
Inhabitants of Italy improved sport. During the Middle Ages they created the game "Calcio". With the development of trade, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in sport formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" surpassed cricket.

Severe discipline

Interest among viewers appeared naturally. Game captivated with its dynamics. Passion on the field occurred significant. This permitted rules of football:
1. 2 teams.
2. 25 athletes each.
3. 15 offensive players.
4. Right to fistfights.
Inhabitants of Foggy Albion made their norms. At first discipline wasn't standardized. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others forbidden.
The Starting attempt to standardization occurred in 1846. Cases wanted immediate response. Representatives from several colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each athlete worked in accordance with acceptedrules. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, players managed to fix a common set of rules.
First standardization turned out positive. Attention viewers intensified. According to the results in Great Britain formed the first specialized club. Team named "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
After 6 years appeared The Football Association of England. Organization quickly adopted a single code of rules of football.

Modern outline

Gradually discipline improved. Created requirements for the field. Standardized dimensions of the gate.
Significant time is 1871. Then appeared the FA Cup. Tournament - oldest in the world.
1891 - time appearances in football kick from 11 meters. However, from modern this strike 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 teams passed over a hundred. In society began to appear rumors. Many players felt that certain teams give players incentives. In those days disciplines could be only amateur. As a result norms changed. They introduced a clause prohibiting athletes have a salary.
Began wave slander. Teams accused each other. Some clubs left the league. After time requirement cancelled.

International development

Development of trade relations increased penetration of football to other countries. Following the results game started regulated at the international level. FIFA appeared in 1904. At the start association consisted of 7 countries.
Unified requirements on equipment was. Players required to wear:
• headdress;
• shoes;
• elongated stockings;
• pants.

Standard established later. Initially footballers played without numbers. Notation arose only in 1939.
First international championship took place in 1900. Discipline added to the Olympiad. Participated total England, France, Belgium.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. On the planet started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.