The national teams of Scotland and England played in Glasgow Scotland. The game was played on 30 November 1872, and finished with a 0-0 draw.
First International game outside of Great Britain
USA and Canada played in Newark. Canada won 1-0.
Introduction of the Penalty kick
Soccer first played in the Olympics
Establishment of FIFA
Delegates from France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland at a meeting in Paris on the 21st of May.
First world cup tournament
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) held soccer's first World Cup tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay, with 13 teams.
Soccer removed from Olympics in Los Angeles
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.
Inaugural women's cup won by United States
Victory for America at Olympic Games
The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics.