Hi there! I researched a bit about Football and decided to share these amazing facts on my blog.
All about Football
Football is a competitive team sport played in many countries all over the world. It is played with a round ball which the players try to kick, carry or propel into the other team’s net.
Nobody is really sure when football was invented, but many cultures seem to have had the idea Over 3,000 years ago, the Chinese played a game called "tsu-chu" by booting a leather ball into a net held up by bamboo canes. They played it to celebrate the emperor's birthday. Japan, Greece, Rome, and South America also played early variations of this game.
Football is a very simple game. There are 11 players: one goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards. Each goal is worth one point and is scored when the ball is kicked into the net. An important rule: No hands! Only the goalkeeper may use his or her hands. Other players may use any part of their body except the area from the tips of their fingers to their shoulder to move the ball.
And most importantly: Have fun!
Fun Football Facts!
The game’s original name was actually “basket-ball” because the first goals were overturned wicker baskets.
Some soccer balls were made out of inflated stomach tissues of executed Irish prisoners until 1908.
Queen Elizabeth II, as a keen athlete, dressed in disguise to participate in football matches near Buckingham palace in her teenage years.
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