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How Football Games Started

 Football is a common enough word in every boy’s dictionary. They are millions of fans out there of various football players and games football happening all over the world to bring football fans together. Football has long been a point of interest and it is not just men and boys that have the passion for the ball game, but women too have interest, the same level of passion for football as well. They watch the games religiously with their friends, families and colleagues as well and you might just be surprised at the number of female fans that are out there cheering the footballers on. 

 So what is football? When did it start? Have you ever thought about these questions, wondered what actually triggered the ancient humans to invent this game, was it an accident or did they have something in mind? These are just a few of the questions that have been put forth when it comes to football. So let us understand what it actually is. Football is basically a team sport, much like many other team sports, where the aim is to put a ball in the goal area which would help you to score. The ball goes in the goal net, you score. However, the use of arms and hands to touch the ball or propel it forward is prohibited. As the name suggests, you kick the ball with your feet and the opposing team will try to out do you in this process and try to kick the ball at the other end of the field where your goalie is protecting the goal net. Both teams will try to score and the one with the highest number of goals wins. 

 There are many different kinds of football today with them having different names, such as in England it is known as Soccer and in America as Rugby or American football. Of course the types of balls and rules also vary from country to country and the different types include Canadian football, Australian football, Gaelic football and some others as well. You see football has been around for a long time and historical accounts tell us that games football were started in medieval Europe where people used to play various games using their feet. These were a variety of different games played on foot and usually by peasants and servants in that era. Aristocrats and the elite class used to play games while riding on a horse.  The ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians all made use of this practice and they had games for special events where they would fight an opponent using the tactic of football, and the best scorer would win the whole challenge. 

 There are many different kinds of football today with them having different names, such as in England it is known as Soccer and in America as Rugby or American football. Of course the types of balls and rules also vary from country to country and the different types include Canadian football, Australian football, Gaelic football and some others as well. You see football has been around for a long time and historical accounts tell us that games football were started in medieval Europe where people used to play various games using their feet. These were a variety of different games played on foot and usually by peasants and servants in that era. Aristocrats and the elite class used to play games while riding on a horse.  The ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians all made use of this practice and they had games for special events where they would fight an opponent using the tactic of football, and the best scorer would win the whole challenge. 

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By Anushay Q., published at 07/06/2011
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