History of association football

History of Association Football
History of association football

History of Association Football

The history of association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, stretches back at least to medieval times. Some predecessors of football may date back to ancient Greece and Rome, and similar games were played in ancient China and Japan. The history of football in Britain dates at least to the eighth century CE.   The development of association football has its origins in medieval ball games and English public school games. The modern game of association football originated in the mid-nineteenth century through the efforts of English football clubs to standardize the varying sets of football rules, culminating in the formation of The Football Association (The FA) in London, England, in 1863, and their issuing of the Laws of the Game in the same year. The...