There is no doubt about which sport is the biggest one in the world. Football is the most popular sport all over the world. But if it's something you're unsure of, it's always a good idea to check out exactly what it's all about. The game's story, on the other hand, is less familiar to many people.
In fact, it is said that a variation of the sport called "Cuju" was already played 200 years before Christ in China. Just like now you had two teams, two goals (made of bamboo) and a leather ball to kick them in. However, it is likely that the modern European football was developed separately from the Chinese sport. The earliest European football was played as far as we know in France and Italy in the 1400s. At that time there was no goal, but instead tried to take the ball over the opposing team line. Probably, it was quite violent because there were basically no rules.
During the 19th century, the sport became popular at British internships. The variant played there was a mix between modern football and rugby. Only in 1871 were they separated by two sports. In order to be divorced from rugby, the so-called "Association Football" association, the word "soccer" used in some countries is an abbreviation of this official name. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the association football spread across large parts of the world, which is the variation we still play today.
The first world championship was held in Uruguay in 1930, who also won the tournament. In 1956, the first European Cup (later renamed the Champions League), with Real Madrid as a winner, was played. The first season of the Premier leaguen, was held in 1992. The first world championship in women's football was held in 1991. Despite the fact that the women's football does not enjoy the same prestige as the men's football, the sport and interest for it grows and grows constantly.