Football Game: Great Development in England from 1820
The procedure of game was crafted, but some provisions then were far from today’s rules.
For example, there was a rule then to formulate in Football Game that it was considered to win a ball when the ball entered from goalposts or cross the space above no matter how high it was as long as you did not throw, hit or transport it with your hand.
The player’s position and team formation then differs them nowadays when each team has a goalkeeper, a defender, an avant-garde and eight vanguards.
It was not long after formulating regulations that formation was changed to a goalkeeper, two defenders, three avant-gardes and five forwards. Eleven members worked together to compete with another team totally.
But a lot of materials show that China has longer history in playing football and football emerges earlier in ancient China than in Europe.
The name of ancient China football is Cuju or Taju and the meaning of Cu and Ta is kicking, as for the Ju, it is a kind of ball name.
The word Cuju is first recorded in the Records Su Biography, in addition, it is also recorded in Bie Lu in Han Dynasty by Liu Xiang and Han Mei Cheng Biography in Tang Dynasty by Yan Shiceng.
The activity of Cuju was very famous to be an elegant activity in palace in Tang and Song Dynasties. The former FIFA President named Dr.
Havelange was in China in July 1958 when he announced that football came from China. Of course, due to the limitations of the feudal society, Cuju in ancient China did not develop into the modern football having fair competition as its principle eventually.
It developed into the modern football game in British as a capitalist country.In BC 307 as well as in the Warring States Period in China when there was a King named Wuling Zhao reformed to carry out Hu clothes riding and shooting to have persons in Zhao learned riding and shooting.
He was very imposing to walk out of the city by riding a horse with his retinues. One day, he saw there were several rabbits in the woods and asked his retinues to grasp alive rabbits for him.
Then retinues there were grouped into four teams to catch them together but frightened rabbits ran here and there to escape from the gaps of horses and no rabbit had been grasped at last to make everyone there shake their heads.
Suddenly a person there stepped forward to offer a suggestion for the king that a ball could be played rather than rabbits in the palace since it was quite interesting.
The king was so happy that he asked that person to be in charge of preparing this interesting game for him. So that football game was born in China then.
It was a kind of game playing by riding a horse which name was Cuju then. The Chinese Cu or Ta means kicking and Ju is a football then. But Cuju then developed greatly for three aspects mainly which included an inflated ball, goal established and a variety of playing styles.
Short History of Football Game: Great Development in England
According to FIFA, the world governing body of football, the contemporary history of the game began in 1863 in England, when rugby football Andreassi association football “branched off on their different courses” and the English Football Association (the FA) was formed as the sport’s first governing body.
Until the 19th century, football had been played in various forms using a multiplicity of rules under the general heading of “folk football”. From about the 1820s, efforts were made at public schools and at the University of Cambridge to unify the rules.
The split into two codes was caused by the issue of handling the ball.