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Football: the link of times
Football has its history since the 12th century, and the birthplace of the sport is England. In the 12th century soccer played on the streets and squares, and the number of teams was sometimes more than 100 people. At that time it was football without rules – it was possible to play and hands, and feet, it was possible to shoot down the player. As a result, there were mass carnage and fights.
All this could not go unnoticed by the authorities, they considered the game dangerous (not only physically, but also ideologically – under the guise of playing football began to gather often dissatisfied), so football tried to ban. And so it finally succeeded king Edward II in 1313, and those who still wanted to play threatened with fines, and later even the death penalty. Continue reading