If you have not been living in a cave for the past month, it is hard to escape the game of the moment, associated football aka soccer. Evidence of ball games involving kicking date back to antiquity including: Episyros (Ancient Greece), Harpastum (Rome), Cuju (China), Kemari (Japan) and Woggabaliri (Australia). But it wasn't until the mid 19th century when the English decided to address the variations of football being played in public schools that the seeds of modern football were planted. It took about 15 years (1848-1863) to come to a sort of consensus but they did, more or less, culminating in The Football Association.
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