chapter  2
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UK 4 FIFA 0: the result of football's early development

Numerousclaimshavebeenmaderegardingfootball'sancestry.Ancient civilizationspossessingsomeversionofaball-kickinggameincludethe Chinese(TsuChu),theJapanese(Kemari),theGreeks(Episkyros)and theRomans(Harpastum).IntheMiddleAgesmorerecentpredecessors inEuropewerelasouleinBrittany,calcioinItalyandtheannualfolk footballgamesinBritain.Whatisundisputedisthatthemodemgame ofassociationfootball(soccer)beganinEnglandwiththeformationof the(English)FootballAssociationin1863.