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Origins of Soccer

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To begin, the rules of soccer are to not use your hands (unless you are the goalie) or else the other team gets a penalty kick, you use mostly your feet, you may use your head or chest if the ball is air bound, you may not trip or shove any of the other teams players, however slide tackling is acceptable. The point of the game is to get the ball into the goal that the opposing team is guarding, but where did these rules come from? How did soccer get started?
Dating Back Soccer
A soccer-like game was dated back to 3 B.C. in Japan and China. This game was used in the Ch’in dynasty to train soldiers. A game that was more like soccer was played in Greece and Rome. Football, a British name for soccer, started in the 8th century in Britain, but this game was a war game. They used the head of the prince they just defeated instead of a ball. Also in this game you were allowed violence. Still no one actually knows when the first true game of soccer was actually played.
Soccer was actually 13 different games, because everyone had their different rules. This was of course until FIFA decided the rules and divided it into two different games.
Soccer in England
The soccer (football) games of England became so violent that they became banned, yet they still played soccer. Queen Elizabeth I finally passed a law that soccer players would be imprisoned for a week and had to do penance at Church. Still no law stopped them from playing football.
Finally, they decided to separate the sport into rugby that accepted violence and soccer (football) that did not.
It was 1815 when soccer became very popular in English universities, colleges, and schools. In fact, it was Eton University that came up with the Cambridge Rules of soccer. Some schools made ...

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