The sport of soccer has become a worldwide phenomenon. Millions of people have become passionate fans of the game and you will see the same loyalty in people who follow their favorite team. The sport is a popular spectator sport and even in the world of politics, there are politicians with huge soccer fan following. Amazingly, people who don’t usually spend much time watching TV or reading newspapers can still feel the love for the game. So who invented soccer?
A lot of people claim that it was a country called Brazil who first introduced the game of soccer to the rest of the world. This is not the case, although many Brazilians play and train in international soccer competitions. However, the game was played by foreigners for a very long time in Europe, especially in England. The first known games of soccer were played between English teams at the Old Molefield on the River Mole. The game was played in this location until the 1970s.
In the seventies, soccer camps were being held at a soccer ground near Leeds. These camps were held by the International Federation of Sport’s (FIFO) and during these camps, the game of soccer was taken very seriously. Many countries began to join in on the game and it became popular worldwide.
At the World Cup in 1974, the game was featured on a huge television screen and many people became aware of the game. Many other countries followed suit and the game went from being played only in England to being played by players from other countries. Even though it has been around for many years, the game is not very well-known outside of the United Kingdom. It is interesting to note that the popularity of the game has not declined although many countries are now playing the game at the world cup finals.
There are many theories about who invented soccer. Many think that the game must have originated from the African countries. There are many aficionados of the game who claim that it is true. Some say that the game of soccer was originally invented by a group of African farmers when they discovered that they could kick each other with stones. The other theory is that the game was developed by Europeans who used soccer as a means to play football. They were unable to kick each other properly so they decided to try and do so using an object which would simulate kicking.
Soccer is truly a fascinating game and enjoyable pastime. People from all over the world watch soccer games and are loyal followers of their favorite team