Category: History

19th Century: Britain

Football or soccer as we know it today emerged during the late 19th century in England. At a meeting of the London Football Association in 1863, the game…

The Middle Ages: Mob football

Mob football Various ball games emerged in Britain between the 7th and 9th century. These are commonly referred to as mob football. The rules of mob football were…

Ancient ball games: The Mediterranean

Egypt Various artifacts from tombs as early as 2500 BC suggest that ball games did exist in ancient Egypt. Balls were made out of linen or catgut (animal…

World Cup 2006

XVIII World Cup Tournament Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup for the second time, since 1974. Seventeen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nation reopened…

Euro 2004

Group A Greece – Portugal 2-1 (12 June) Hosts Portugal lost to Greece in the tournament’s opening match. Just in the 7-th minute of play, Georgios Karagounis opened…

World Cup 1998

XVI World Cup Tournament In the summer of 1998, France became the seventh nation to win the World Cup. The French squad displayed impressive work in defense and…

British vs American terminology

British – American attack – offence bar – post boots – cleats cap – appearance (in an international game) clean sheet – shutout counter attack – fast break…

World Cup 1994

XV World Cup Tournament In 1994, the World Cup was held outside of Europe or South America for the first time in history. Hosting the World Cup was…

World Cup Winners

Year Host Winner Runner-up Result 2022 Qatar 2018 Russia 2014 Brazil  Germany  Argentina  0-0 (1-0 a.e.t.) 2010 South Africa Spain Holland 0-0 (1-0 a.e.t.) 2006 Germany Italy France…

Dream team: Ajax 1970

Not in the photo’s order: 1.Heinz Stuy 2.Schilcher 3.Wim Suurbier 4.Velibor Vasovic 5.Ruud Krol 6.Arnie Mühren 7.Johan Neeskens 8.Swart 9.Gerry Mühren 11.Piet Keizer (Captain) 12.Horst Blankenburg 13.Barry Hulshoff…

Dream team: Bulgaria 1994

Standing: 10.Nasko Sirakov, 3.Trifon Ivanov, 9.Yordan Letchkov, 1.Bobi Mihailov (Captain), 6.Zlatko Yankov, 7.Emil Kostadinov, Dimitar Penev (head coach) Squatting: 20.Krasimir Balakov, 5.Peter Hubchev, 8.Hristo Stoichkov, 4.Tzanko Tzvetanov, 16.Ilian…

Dream team: Brazil 1962

Standing: 2.Djalma Santos, 4.Zito, 1.Gilmar, 5.Zozimo, 6.Nilton Santos, 3.Jose Mauro and Casihing (doctor) Squatting: Americo (masseur), 7.Garrincha, 8.Didi, 19.Vava, 20.Amarildo and 21.Mario Zagallo Not shown: 9.Coutinho, 10.Pele, 11.Pepe,…

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