Soccer, one of my favorite sports in the world. The earliest signs of soccer have been traced back to 1004 B.C. in Japan. It has evolved since then into a more civilized game. Historians in the past were busy recording wars and battles and didn’t care about preserving games such as soccer and other sports. Due to this no one knows how soccer spread from Asia to Europe. Is it the ruler of all sports? Not according to King Edward, King of England. (1307-1327) He banned soccer and put it against the law. If anyone was caught playing it they would be imprisioned. This didn’t stop people from playing it though, and through this soccer lived on.
Years later, the game of soccer was exported outside of England to the rest of the world. In the last world cup an estimated thirty-three million people watched it for twenty -seven days. This makes soccer the world’s most watched and played game. It isn’t even surpassed by the Olympics. The sport is bigger then football, baseball, and basketball combined.
Picture created by myself.