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Soccer’s history predates the Romans

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Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and  America. It has a vivid and interesting history in the world of sports. Early evidence of soccer being played as a sport finds occurrence in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. In China, it was during the Han dynasty that people dribbled leather balls by kicking it into a small net.

Recorded facts also support the fact that Romans and  Greeks used to play ball for fun and frolic. Some facts point to Kyoto in Japan where kicking of ball was a popular sport. This is why I like soccer because I like to run and do all kind of stuff with the soccer ball.

Many people are really good at this sport such as Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo, Pogba, and Ronaldinho. Many of those people are legends of soccer. Soccer used to be just a leather ball. Then they made it to a leather ball and a net. then something called boots came to soccer.

Then the soccer ball got different colors instead of leather. The boots were made more comfortable and then they made up teams and after that everything looks better. So many play soccer now and this is the history. These are the best teams in the world. Brazil, Germany, and Argentina. As far as right now, Messi is one of the best players and is my favorite too. More than 240 million play soccer all around the world.

The penalty kick was made in 1891. Pele was the first Brazilian who made history to win the first Brazil cup.  Then refs started to use flags to say when they are offline or if it’s? Soccer has been my favorite sport since I was 2 years old and I had my first soccer shoes and soccer ball.

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5 Responses to “Soccer’s history predates the Romans”

  1. Yusuf Hussein #6 on October 10th, 2017 3:27 pm

    Soccer for life

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  2. Ms G on October 17th, 2017 8:43 am

    Pedro have you ever read anything about the Mesoamerican Ball Game? You should look into it! The Mayans and Aztecs had a game where the objective was to get a ball through a hoop – the catch is they could not use their hands. Their game has parts of basketball and soccer mixed together.

    Soccer is a universal language – that’s for sure!

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  3. tyler on October 18th, 2017 9:56 am

    good article

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  4. Margarita on October 18th, 2017 10:00 am

    …..I like it.

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  5. Alexis on October 18th, 2017 10:01 am

    I think this was a great article. I appreciate the personal relations to soccer. I have also loved soccer from a young age. I like the way you brought up the history and appreciate the research that came with it. Thank you for mentioning players like Pele, Neymar, Ronaldo, and Messi. I like the work that went into this article.

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