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Interesting Fact about Soccer

  • 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.

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