Football is the “sport of sports”, is the mirage sport that combines strength, intelligence, courage, boldness and elegance of movement. Children tries to imitate the idols from arena, which remains ecstatic and happy that they managed to discover the beauties of football.
Football is a game that is played between two teams of 11 players, each of them seeking to enter the ball into the opposing goal, kicking it with the foot or any part of the body except the arms. This game is one of the phenomena of our time and history will record this sport, loved by millions of children, youth and adults. The first historical evidence attesting a ball game is in the English chronicles from 1175. In France, in the fourteenth century there is a similar practice, done by masses, namely the game “La soule” and in Italy “Il giuoco del calcio” (playing with the foot).
In 1602, in England in Carew’s book “Surwey of Cornwall” appear the first details of this game. During that period were practiced two kinds of ball games: ‘”Hurling at gooles “(throwing over the goals) and “Hurling over country”(throw away). In the eighteenth century, in the town of Rugby students began to practice the game “Hurling at does” or how we call it today rugby. At Chartenhanse and Westminster schools, the players were forced by a rule to run the ball with the foot, which lead to the new name of the game: “Dribbling game”, the ancestor of today’s football.
On 26th of October 1863 in England the first football association was founded and also the first regulation of the game that included 13 items. In 1904 “Football International Federation” – F.I.F.A.) was created. This brings a number of changes in the rules of the game. In 1930, F.I.F.A. initiated the World Cup. The first edition was held in Uruguay.