The Chinese played a game called "Tsu Chu" that involved kicking a leather ball into a small hole. This is the first of the game, soccer.
The Japanese played a version of the game we call soccer that they called "Kemari."
The Chinese and the Japanese merged games to play an international version. This was continued many years later.
In Mexico and Central America, they began using a rubber ball to play the game of kicking things into a goal.
Eton College in England established a set of rules for the game.
In the United States, football was played among major universities.
The Football Association was created as the first soccer league for teams to be a part of.
The first international soccer match was played between the teams of England and Scotland.
FIFA hosted the first-ever international soccer world cup tournament.
I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old. Since then, it has been an influential part of my life, as I find exercise and fun in soccer.