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Soccer . History of Soccer. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas. . modern soccer started in England. King Edward III banned soccer in 1365 owing to the growing incidents of violence and military indulgence in the sport. Modern History of Soccer.

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history of soccer
History of Soccer
  • Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas.
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King Edward III banned soccer in 1365 owing to the growing incidents of violence and military indulgence in the sport.

modern history of soccer
Modern History of Soccer
  • 1815, a major development took place that made soccer popular in Universities, Colleges and Schools.
interesting facts about soccer
Interesting Facts About Soccer
  • Soccer is called football in practically every country except the US and Canada is the first cool soccer fact.
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Soccer is distinguished from rugby and American/Canadian football in that it is primarily played with the feet. Touching the ball with hands is not allowed.

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Soccer fun facts continue with Soccer being originally called association football. "Soccer" is a corruption of "assoc" which is derived in turn from "association" and the English people tending to shorten their words

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The University of North Carolina has won an incredible 16 national championships in women\'s soccer since the first US college tournament in 1982 as facts about soccer continue.

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Cool soccer facts include the World Cup being the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is held every four years in a different host country.

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Fun soccer fact is that United States Major League Soccer made its debut in 1996, shortly after the wildly successful 1994 World Cup was hosted by the United States.

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United States has more official soccer players than any other nation in the world - almost 18 million.

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20 red cards were shown during a 1993 game between SportivoAmeliano and General Caballero in Paraguay making this a very funny soccer fact.

law of soccer
Law of Soccer
  • Law 1: The Field of Play
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