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first apparition of footbal
Games that resembled to football, was played in meadows or in streets. At the begining, the rules of football were very differant that the one we know today. It was more violent. you could care the ball in your hand or punch it with the hand. Teams hadn't any limits for the numbers of players and the ground could be very large too.
banished in different city
Football was already banished in different city because of the violence, the damages in the streets and sometimes death of participants but in the early 17th, it would return to the streets of London.
In 1835, football was banished in the street but etablished in public school.
creation of football association
After a first meeting in 1848 in order to decided the rules of football, in 1863 the first Football association was formed in England. It was decided that carrying the ball with the hands wasn't allowed. The meeting also decided the size and weight of the ball. A consequence of the London meeting was that the game was divided into two codes: football and rugby.
firsts importants competitons
After the formation of differant teams in england, the first important competition was run in 1871, Football association challenge cup (FA cup).
A decade later, the first official women's game took place in 1888.
Today the biggest global tournament for clubs is the champions league which is played since 1992.
and what about today?
Today all of us can play to football even wemen or handicapped people. There are also 211 national associations included in the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Another proof of the extention could be seen in the increase of nations participating in the World Cup qualifiers: from 32 in 1934 to over 200 in 2014.
history of football