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Category:Athletics-Soccer

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SOCCER. Association football, commonly known as soccer,does not have a classical history. Despite similarities to other ball games played around the world, FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD.

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"Association Football," Wikipedia, Online: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football