Soccer is world’s most famous sport and is mainly thought to be invented by British. The game in fact has been played in different styles throughout civilized history.
The early Japanese played a game similar to soccer and was also similar to the American style football back in 1000 BC. There is not too much information available about this game except that the ball was round and large being kicked between two teams playing in a small field.
A game was developed in China known as ‘cuju’, it had a ball that was filled with feathers and hair and was kicked between two teams required to get the ball through a small ring. Cuju was continuously played for nearly 2000 years and it died in 1600s.
The Chinese version of the game was famous in Korea and Japan. Many historians suggest that soccer during the renaissance period may have been influenced by Asian games. The Romans also played a type of football that was more exactly described as a cross between rugby and soccer but it had a lot of brutality.
In Europe, air filled bags were known probably before since 100 BC as they were a type of ball used in Roman game called ‘follis’. This was very much similar to modern rugby than soccer.
During the middle ages in Europe, a type of soccer was banned in England many times for being public annoyance and dangerous. It was closely linked to a Roman game called harpastum known as mob football.
Soccer hooliganism is globally dealt with in modern game, it was also felt in England back in 1300s and 1600s. The game was banned many times because of the unruly behavior of players.
Some local Australian tribes used to play a game of football involving the leading player …