History of soccer for kids

Football started,in Ancient Egypt 5,000 years ago.


The Chinese played it about 2,300 years ago. They invented a light, round football.

The Greeks played it at the Olympics.


The Romans taught it to the French.

In the thirteenth century, whole towns played football matches.

In the fourteenth century, King Edward II of England banned football.

But football continued, and the first international match of modern football was between England and Scotland in 1872.

The modern game traveled from Europe all over the world, and in the end football became a world game.
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