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The History of Football Soccer A sport similar to football was played 3000 years ago in Japan Chinese text from 50 BC mentions football-type games between teams from Japan and China A text dating from 611 AD confirms that football was played in Kyoto the ancient capital of Japan Ancient Greeks and Romans also played a game that resembled football - although the Greeks permitted carrying of the ball Olympic games in ancient Rome featured a 50-minute football game with twenty-seven men on a side The early days How the sport spread from the East to Europe is not clear but England became the home of modern football At first the game had a bad reputation among English royalty - possibly because of the noise the fans made - by whose insistence the government passed laws against it King Edward 1307-1327 proclaimed For as much as there is a great noise in the city caused by hustling over large balls from which many evils may arise which God forbid we forbid on behalf of the King on pain of imprisonment such game to be used in the city In 1365 King Edward III banned football because of its excessive violence and for military reasons playing took time away from archery practice the game had become too popular to be curtailed King Henry IV and Henry VIII passed laws against the sport and Queen Elizabeth I had soccer players jailed for a week with follow-up church penance Laws failed to slow the popularity of football and by 1681 it received official sanction in England The games were still ruff and noisy with players hardly ever leaving the field without broken bones or even being spiked There was no standard set for the size of teams or the field the earliest organised games usually bitter confrontations between teams from two or three parishes had goals as far as 5 km 3 miles apart
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