Football: Interesting Football Facts

by admin on Среда, Январь 23rd, 2013

Revered like a religion, football is played and loved in almost every country. Undoubtedly, football is most popular in Europe and South America, however, its origins can be traced to China, more than 2000 years ago.

Being treated as celebrities throughout their lives, football players are  really lucky to receive huge  affection from their fans.

Some interesting football facts

A typical football ground is 100 to 130 yards long and 50 to 100 yards wide.

The soccer ball is measured to be around 28 inches in its circumference.

The first ever soccer World Cup was held in the year 1930, which was won by the host country, Uruguay.

Football became an Olympic sport in the year 1908.

European countries have always been in the World Cup finals, except for the years 1930 and 1950.

In 14th century England, the game was banned for being too violent, but ironically, the first ever soccer match was played in Derby.

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