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Football is the most popular disciplineon the planet. Interest massive. Hundreds of millions of fans follow games of favorite teams. Demand rising constantly.

Of course for the specified sport you can make bets at bookmakers. Shortly tell history of football.

Development of game

Football appeared several centuries BC. Disciplines with a ball in demand among citizens of many countries. They were used in:
• Asian countries;
• Sparta;
• on the Apennines.
Inhabitants of Italy improved discipline. During the Middle Ages they introduced to the world the game "Calcio". With the development of trade, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in sport formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" surpassed cricket.

First rules

Interest public appeared not by chance. Game captivated with its dynamics. Passion on the court were significant. This allowed rules of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 people each.
3. 15 forwards.
4. Permission to fistfights.
Inhabitants of Foggy Albion made their rules. At first game wasn't standardized. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others forbidden.
The first attempt to unification was made in 1846. Conditions wanted immediate response. Representatives from several colleges entered the field on the field as part of the tournament. Each athlete worked in accordance with known to himrules. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, athletes were fix a common regulations.
First unification became positive. Participation viewers increased. As a result in England formed the first specialized club. Team renamed "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
After 6 years formed The Football Association of England. It quickly created a single set of rules games.

Phased improvement

Gradually the game improved. Created conditions for the stadium. Standardized dimensions of the gate.
Significant time is 1871. Then appeared the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the world.
1891 - time appearances in football penalty. However, from modern this standard is. Now take penalties from fixed spot. Earlier penetration was done from the line.
Discipline evolved. Love grew. As a result in the 1880s, the number of teams passed over a hundred. Among the public began appear speculations. Many athletes felt that certain teams give players salary. In those days sports could be only amateur. As a result rules changed. They added a clause prohibiting players have a salary.
Started sequence denunciations. Lineups wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the league. After time norm cancelled.

Football in other countries of the world

Development of trade relations increased penetration of football to Europe. As a result game became regulated at the supranational level. FIFA appeared in beginning of the last century. At first association included 7 countries.
Unified requirements clothing did not exist. Football Players required to wear:
• headdress;
• boots;
• long stockings;
• pants.

Standard established later. For the first time athletes played without license plates. They arose only in 1939.
Starting international tournament took place at the beginning of the last century. Football included to the Olympiad. Participated only 3 teams.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. On the planet started playing high class stars.