Football is the most loved and enjoyed game all over the world. 22 players on the field and just one ball, all the players running after that ball and scoring the goals by playing prank with goal keeper, sounds very exhilarating. The game in itself is very exciting whether it is played or watched. People all over the world are crazy for football but it is sure that most of people are unaware of its history.
The game football game originated in the medieval Europe but earlier it did not just referred to the game that we see today (kicking the ball and scoring the goals) but the term ‘Football’ referred to the numerous varied games that were played using the feet and ball in the medieval Europe. The Romans and the Greeks also used to play numerous games that involved the feet and ball. Between the 1st and the 3rd century BC it was found in the Chinese military manual that an activity resembling the football was seen. Some evidences of a game like football were also seen in Japanese history.
The popularity of the Shrovetide football was suddenly increased during the middle age in the Europe and England. There was also no option like sports betting like we have today but still was football was becoming popular day by day, the game became so popular that it became a distracting factor in the practice of archery, and this was reason of it being banned in England. It was still played in many parts and football took its proper form that we see today in the 16th century.
Today also football has many variations depending on factors like, number of team members, type of football, country and many other factors. The various ball and feet games played by the ancient players resembled various forms of football that are known today.