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Football has come a long way and has gone through various changes in order to develop into the popular game we know today Football has developed into the most popular and diffused sport in the world and has gone from being a game to also a business with commercial success being of uppermost importance There have been reports made by various sources suggesting that football has ancient origins and that it was played in some form as far as back as 1000BC and maybe before The Ancient Greeks allegedly played a form of football known as episkyros and the Romans a similar game harpastum httpwwwthehistoryoffootballcom 2003 However there is no valid evidence to suggest that the Chinese Greeks Romans or any other ancient civilisation played any form of football or kicking related game The sports played in Ancient times were violent affairs but this reflected the tolerance and acceptance of violence in their societies at this time Violence in sport continued to be a huge part of sport well into the middle ages and beyond However the levels of violence in sport have changed significantly over time and this is represented through The Civilising Process Elias 1998 p 178 concludes A comparison of the level of violence represented by the game-contests of classical Greece or for that matter by the tournaments and folk-games of the Middle Ages with those represented by contemporary sport-contests shows a specific strand in a civilising process In the Middle Ages violence in sport remained predominant through folk football In Europe throughout the Middle Ages football slowly began to develop into the more recognisable form of the sport which we know today through folk football Folk football flourished throughout the Middle Ages from about the eighth century to around the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Although there are discrepancies about the precise time in the Middle Ages when football emerged there is no doubt that folk football played a massive
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