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Who invented soccer ?


This week’s wonder is quite timely with the new soccer season just starting around the world.  An inquisitive TPL Kids website visitor wants to know, who invented soccer.


According to FIFA, modern soccer began in England in 1863. However, the very earliest form of kicking a ball seems to have originated from a Chinese military manual dating back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries called Tsu’ Chu. The game consisted of kicking a leather ball filled with feathers and hair through an opening, measuring only 30-40cm in width into a small next fixed into long bamboo canes.


So the next time you’re watching a soccer match, think about how soccer has evolved and how much of an impact VAR has made.

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