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Football

1800 ½

Cambridge Rules

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1858

Sheffield Rules

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During about 15 years, the Football Association and Sheffield laws co-existed, each code influencing the other.These rules had a major influence on how the modern game of football developed.

1863

Association Football

2020

English Game

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2022

nowadays

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5 things about...

Nowadays, football (or soccer) is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport, by far.

Today, British people say Association Football is as English as fish & chips.

The Sheffield Rules was a code of football devised and played between 1858 and 1877 in the English city of Sheffield.

They were especially created and revised by the Sheffield Football Club in 1867. Among other things, this FC introduced the concepts of corners, and free kicks for fouls. The origins of the goalkeeper and forward positions came thanks to it too. The world's first competitive football tournament was played in 1867 under Sheffield Rules.

However, there was no offside law.

The rules of soccer were codified by the Association Football in 1863 in London : it makes it the oldest association in the world and England is very proud of it ! On the other hand, football is not a mixed sex sport and this may be perceived like a disadvantage.

The Cambridge Rules were made during the 19th century at the University of Cambridge, and had a significant influence on the creation of the original laws of the game. Rules were defined because of violent brawls at the end of the matches. Albert Pell, a rugby player, didn't know football when he arrived at Cambridge. That's why Albert and his companions used the rugby rules to create the football ones.

Between 1847 and 1851, the Trinity College's rules allowed the use of hands to play, and according to these rules, there were fourteen players in all during a game. Some of Trinity College's rules seemed to the Cambridge ones.