What's the origin of soccer?

July 19, 2009 5:32am CST
Hello All, Soccer has been around long time. many of my friends believe that England is the place where the actual origin of Football comes place. But i have read at sometimes back where it was written Chinese used to play football thousand years ago so credit must go to China. Is this true that china is the place where soccer has it's origin?
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
19 Jul 09
Well, here is a link that says that it was played in China as many as 3000 years ago: http://www.all-soccer-info.com/ Some more links that speak of the Chinese being among the first to have played soccer: http://ask.yahoo.com/20070328.html http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Origin-of-Soccer&id=244527 Quote: The origin of football / soccer can be found in every corner of geography and history. The ChineSoccer Historyse, Japanese, Italian, Ancient Greek, Persian, Viking, and many more played a ball game long before our era. The Chinese played "football" games date as far back as 3000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and the Roman used football games to sharpen warriors for battle. In south and Central America a game called "Tlatchi" once flourished. But it was in England that soccer / football really begin to take shape. It all started in 1863 in England, when two football association (association football and rugby football) split off on their different course. Therefore, the first Football Association was founded in England. Unquote So China is probably the place where the sport originated