The History of Football


Football is a team sport played on a field that is approximately 100 yards long. Each team has a 10-yard end zone. There are also yardage markers every ten yards. The field is also 160 feet wide. This distance is called the field of play. Football has a long history in the United States.

Football may have its origins in ancient games, such as soccer and rugby. However, the modern game of football is believed to have originated in England and western Europe. Both soccer and rugby were originally kicking games. In 1823, William Webb Ellis created a game in which players tried to kick a ball across a field. This game later came to be called rugby football and was later shortened to football.

After a long development, football became one of the most popular sports in the world. It became an Olympic sport, and its popularity continued to grow. In 1908, it was a part of the London Games. Since then, it has been played at each Summer Games. During the 20th century, the FIFA grew steadily and established itself as the world’s governing body. It was the first game to feature international teams. In 1961, Guinea became the 100th member of FIFA. By the end of the century, more than 200 nations were FIFA members.

Football is fun to watch. It is also a sport that allows fans to form rivalries. Some even live in neighboring cities and watch rival games. Fans will cheer for their team when they win and scream when they lose. Fans can watch football games at home or at a local pub.