The Chinese game Cuju was the first game that resembled association football in history. The sports origins can be traced back to Han Dynasty (206 bc-220 AD).
Sheffield FC is the worlds oldest professional football team currently in operational. It was formed in 1857 and has fluctuated in England's various tiers of play.
The country of GreenLand has never been able to have a FIFA recognized team. That is because they can't grow grass to create fields.
Official soccer matches did not begin using referees until 1881. People were playing at the time were responsible for making all of the calls.
In the 1930 World Cup was a tough competition to qualify for European countries. Just France, Romania, Belgium, and Yugoslavia were able to travel from Europe to attend the event in Uruguay.