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Football is the most famous disciplineon the planet. Demand massive. Hundreds of millions of fans watch matches of favorite teams. Attention rising constantly.

Of course for the specified sport can make bets in a bookmaker's office. Shortly introduce development of football.

Development of discipline

Football appeared in antiquity. Games with a ball were popular among inhabitants of many countries. They were applied in:
• Asian countries;
• Sparta;
• on the Apennines.
Italians improved sport. In the 16th century they created the game "Calcio". With the development of trade, it came to the United Kingdom. Love in discipline formed instantly. By Popularity "Calcio" beaten cricket.

First rules

Interest public appeared not by chance. Game captivated with its dynamics. Battles on the court occurred significant. This permitted norms of football:
1. 2 squads.
2. 25 athletes each.
3. 15 forwards.
4. Permission to fistfights.
Inhabitants of Foggy Albion created own rules. At first game didn't unify. In some places allowed to throw ball with hands, in others it was forbidden.
The first attempt to standardization was made in 1846. Conditions demanded momentary response. Representatives from different colleges entered the field on the field during the competition. Each player acted in accordance with acceptednorms. Outcome did not inspire optimism. However, players managed to fix a common set of rules.
First standardization turned out positive. Attention viewers increased. According to the results in England there was the first specialized club. Roster renamed "Sheffield". It happened in 1857.
After 6 years appeared The Football Association of England. It quickly created a single set of norms of football.

Phased improvement

Gradually discipline developed. Created requirements for the field. Standardized dimensions of the gate.
Significant time is 1871. At that time appeared the FA Cup. Championship - oldest in the world.
1891 - year appearances in discipline penalty. However, from modern specified strike is. Today shoot penalties from fixed spot. Earlier penetration was done from the line.
Discipline evolved. Interest grew. As a result in the 1880s, the number of teams passed over a hundred. In society began appear speculations. Some athletes felt that a number of rosters pay members incentives. At that time disciplines could be only amateur. As a result norms changed. They introduced a clause prohibiting players to receive remuneration.
Started wave slander. Teams wrote accusations against each other. Some clubs left the league. After time norm cancelled.

International development

Growth of trade increased penetration of discipline to Europe. Following the results game started regulated at the international level. FIFA appeared in beginning of the last century. At first organization included 7 countries.
Unified requirements on equipment did not exist. Football Players required to wear:
• hat or top hat;
• shoes;
• long stockings;
• pants.

Normal established later. Initially footballers played without license plates. They arose only in 1939.
First international championship held at the beginning of the last century. Discipline added to the Olympic Games. Participated only England, France, Belgium.
Football flourished in the middle of the last century. On the planet started playing Pele, Yashin and other players.