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    Monday, 10 July 2017

    How long has football been around?

    The modern history of the world favourite sport football has been in span for more than 100years. Football began in the year 1863 in England, before football began rugby has been in play.
    When rugby football and Association of football branched off on their different Courses and football Association was formed.

         Trace back of football
    A search down of football into centuries was exposed at least half a dozen of different games, varying to different degrees and which the historical growth of football was traced back to
    1. Nevertheless, the fact remains that people usually enjoy kicking a ball about thousand of years ago and there is no reason to consider, it an aberration of the more NATURAL form of playing a ball with hands.
    Apart from the need to use the legs and facts in tough tussles for the ball, It was later realized right that the art of controlling the ball with the legs or feet was not an easy task and such will require a lot of skills and creativity in doing such.
    The early form of the game which the scientist proved was an exercise performed by military was flashed back to second and third centuries in China. Football was traced into three phases
    1. HAN DYNASTY the forebear of football 'Tsu Chu'and it consisted of leather ball filled with feathers and hair through an opening measured  30cm-40cm in width, into a small fixed net fixed into a long bamboo canes. According to one variation of this exercise, the participants was not allowed to aim his target but had use his feet, chest,back and shoulder while trying to hold to the attackers of his opponent use of hand wasn't allowed in the exercise.
    2.Another form of the game, also originating from the Far East, was the Japanese Kemari, which began some 500-600 years later and is still played today. This is a sport lacking the competitive element of Tsu' Chu with no struggle for possession involved. Standing in a circle, the players had to pass the ball to each other, in a relatively small space, trying not to let it touch the ground.
    3.The Greek 'Episkyros' - of which few concrete details survive - was much livelier, as was the Roman 'Harpastum'. The latter was played out with a smaller ball by two teams on a rectangular field marked by boundary lines and a centre line. The objective was to get the ball over the opposition's boundary lines and as players passed it between themselves, trickery was the order of the day. The game remained popular for 700-800 years, but, although the Romans took it to Britain with them, the use of feet was so small as to scarcely be of consequence.

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