When the football takes its form

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When the football takes its form

The fewest admitted narrative tells that the game was developed in England in the 12th century. In this century, games that match football were played on grassland and roads in England. In any case from kicks, the game involved also punches of the ball with the fist. This early form of football was also much more unsmooth and violent than the contemporary way of playing.

An important attribute of the antecedent to football was that the games active plenty of people and took place over large region in towns (an like was played in Florence from the 16th time period where it was named Calcio). The violent disorder of these crippled would cause damage on the town and sometimes death to the participants. These would be among the reasons for the proclamations against the crippled that finally was forbidden for respective centuries. But the football-like games would return to the streets of London in the 17th century. It would be forbidden again in 1835, but at this stage the game had been established in the public schools.

It took, however, long time until the features of today’s football had been taken into practice. For a long time there was no clear distinction between football and rugby. There were also many variations concerning the size of the ball, the number of players and the length of a match.

The game was often played in schools and two of the predominant schools were Rugby and Eton. At Rugby the rules included the possibility to take up the ball with the hands and the game we today know as rugby has its origin from here. At Eton on the other hand the ball was played exclusively with the feet and this game can be seen as a close predecessor to the modern football. The game in Rugby was called “the running game” while the game in Eton was called “the dribbling game”.

An attempt to create proper rules for the game was done at a meeting in Cambridge in 1848, but a final solution to all questions of rules was not achieved. Another important event in the history of football came about in 1863 in London when the first Football association was formed in England. It was decided that carrying the ball with the hands wasn’t allowed. The meeting also resulted in a standardization of the size and weight of the ball. A consequence of the London meeting was that the game was divided into two codes: association football and rugby.

The crippled would, however, continue to develop for a long time and there was still much flexibility concerning the rules. For one thing, the number of players on the pitch could vary. Neither were uniforms used to distinguish the appearance of the teams. It was also common with players wearing caps – the header was yet to be a part of the crippled yet. Further reading: 

Another important difference at this stage could be noticed between English and Scottish teams. Whereas the English teams preferred to run forward with the ball in a more rugby fashion, the Scottish chose to pass the ball between their players. It would be the Scottish approach that soon became predominant.

The athletics was at first an amusement for the British working class. Unexampled magnitude of witness, up to 30,000, would see the big Begegnung in the late 19th time period. The game would soon expand by British peoples who traveled to other parts of the world and as a consequence to the British colonisation efforts. Particularly in South America and India would the involvement in football go large.

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