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A History of Football

Although people may have been doing so since time immemorial, the earliest verifiable record of a sport involving kicking a ball through a goal is from China’s Han Dynasty, about 2,300 years ago. The leather balls were stuffed with hair and feathers, using hands was prohibited, and the goal was only about 40 cm wide. […]

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The Most Popular World Sports

Although a consensus exists that football is the world’s most popular sport, ranking what the most popular world sports are is difficult, as popularity can be considered in terms of spectatorship, organised participation, recreational participation, overall interest, or some combination of these. Some sports are enormously popular in some parts of the world but nearly […]

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