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Old 08-21-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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The Chinese think they invented soccer. What do you think?
Did soccer originate in China?|Life|chinadaily.com.cn
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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The Europeans
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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I did.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and have evolved since then. Games revolving around the kicking of a ball have been played in many countries throughout history, such as woggabaliri in Australia, harpastum in the Roman Empire, and cuju in China. 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. The Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were particularly influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury schools. The first official international football match took place in 1872 between Scotland and England in Glasgow.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Soccer as we know it was created by the English and perfected by the Brazilians.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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It was actually perfected by the Uruguayians, Hungerians, Dutch, Argentinians etc also not just Brazil. Hungery had the best team not to win the world cup back in the day imo.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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It was actually perfected by the Uruguayians, Hungerians, Dutch, Argentinians etc also not just Brazil. Hungery had the best team not to win the world cup back in the day imo.
Nah, I think the Brazil side in 82 and Holland in 74 were the greatest ever teams not to win the world cup.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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There's a fine book called The Ball is Round by David Goldblatt that traces the history around the globe. Well worth a read.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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John look it up don't just dismiss them, Hungary has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 FIFA World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship. Hungary revolutionized the sport in the 1950s, laying the tactical fundamentals of Total Football and dominating international football with the remarkable Golden Team which included legends like Ferenc Puskas, top goalscorer of the 20th century, who FIFA dedicated its newest award, the Puskas Award. The side of that era has the all time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world, with 2166 in 1954, also they have the second highest all time Elo ranking of 2156, set in 1956, and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games, spanning over more than 4 years and including matches such as the Match of the Century. Hungarian football was best known for being one of the most formidable and influential sides in football history,
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Hungary 1950s - Football's Greatest**
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2010 FIFA World Cup: 10 Greatest Teams to Never Win the World Cup | Bleacher Report

It is close out of Holland and Hungary who are the best team not to win the world cup but I think it is Hungary because when I watch documentaries and listen to my grandad the Hungary team of the early 50s made football look like the beautiful game it is, just my opinion though.
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