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Football is the most famous gameon the planet. Interest huge. Millions of fans follow matches of idols. Demand rising constantly.

Of course for this discipline can make a bet at bookmakers. Shortly introduce history of football.

Development of game

Football originated in antiquity. Games with a ball were popular among citizens of many states. They were applied in:
• Asian countries;
• Sparta;
• on the Apennines.
Italians improved sport. In the 16th century they created the game "Calcio". With the development of trade relations, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in sport formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" surpassed cricket.

First rules

Interest public appeared not by chance. Discipline captivated with its dynamics. Battles on the field occurred serious. Such a scenario allowed rules of football:
1. 2 teams.
2. 25 athletes each.
3. 15 offensive players.
4. Permission to fight.
English created their rules. At first discipline didn't unify. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others forbidden.
The Starting attempt to unification was made in 1846. Cases demanded momentary response. players from different colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each player acted in accordance with known to himnorms. Result did not inspire optimism. However, players managed to create a common regulations.
First standardization turned out positive. Attention public intensified. As a result in Great Britain formed 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 set of norms of football.

Modern outline

Gradually discipline improved. Created requirements for the field. Approved dimensions of the gate.
Important year is 1871. At that time originated the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the world.
1891 - time appearances in football penalty. However, from modern specified standard different. Now shoot penalties from fixed spot. Earlier moment was done from the line.
Discipline improved. Interest grew. As a result in the 1880s, the number of teams exceeded 100 pieces. Among the public began arise speculations. Many players felt that certain teams pay members incentives. In those days sports could be exclusively amateur. According to the results rules changed. They introduced a clause prohibiting athletes to receive remuneration.
Began sequence slander. Teams accused each other. Some clubs left the championship. After time norm postponed.

International development

Growth of trade accelerated penetration of discipline to Europe. As a result sport started regulated at the international level. FIFA originated in beginning of the last century. At the start organization included 7 countries.
Unified norms on equipment was. Football Players required to wear:
• headdress;
• shoes;
• long stockings;
• pants.

Standard entered later. Initially footballers played without license plates. Notation appeared only in 1939.
Starting international tournament took place at the beginning of the last century. Football included to the Olympiad. Participated only 3 teams.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. In the world started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.