Football timeline

Events

Introduction of the penalty kick

1888

Introduction of the penalty kick.

Football at the Olympic Games

1900

Soccer played at the Olympic Games for the first time

Establishment of FIFA

1904

Establishment of FIFA by delegates from France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland at a meeting in Paris on the 21st of May.

Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles

1932

Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, due to a controversy between FIFA and the IOC over the definition of amateur and the reluctance of many strong soccer countries to travel the US because of the expense involved.

Women's World Cup

1991

The inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991 in China was won by the United States

The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics.

1996

The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics.

First FIFA Club World Cup

2000

France win their second European Championship title after beating Italy 2-1, with a golden goal in extra time;
First FIFA Club World Cup, won by Sport Club Corinthians Paulista.

Brazil set up a record in World Cup competition

2002

Brazil set up a record fifth title in World Cup competition, the first ever world cup played in Asia, in Korea, Japan, defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, Germany concede 2 goals in a match for the first time in that tournament, a result of Oliver Kahn's torn ligaments in his right ring finger.

Germany is a chempion of FIFA World Cup

2014

Germany is a chempion of FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018

2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia.