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Football in England
Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is association football, more commonly known as just “football” or “soccer”. The History of English football is a long and detailed one, as it is not only the national sport but England was where the game was developed and codified. The modern global game of Football was first codified in 1863 in London. The impetus for this was to unify English public school and university football games. There is evidence for refereed, team football games being played in English schools since at least 1581. An account of an exclusively kicking football game from Nottinghamshire in the 15th century bears similarity to football. England can boast the earliest ever documented use of the English word “football” (1409) and the earliest reference to the sport in French (1314). England is home to the oldest football clubs in the world (dating from at least 1857), the world’s oldest competition (the FA Cup founded in 1871) and the first ever football league (1888). For these reasons England is considered the home of the game of football.
Manchester United is an amazing football club. The football club which comes from Manchester-England, already collects a lot of prestigious trophies, like English Premiership champion, UEFA Champions League, F.A. cup, Carling cup and the others national and international trophies. Their latest achievements are become the champion of English Premier League and UEFA Champions League in season 2007/2008. Its position in Premier League is never been out from the big four on the final league classmen and they always join in UEFA Champions League knock-out round. Manchester United which was born in 1878 also has many great football players like Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Gigs, which are known as the best football player in their position.They…
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