THE FOOTBALL HISTORY
The earliest activity that resembles modern football which have expertise dates back to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC These data are based on a manual of exercises corresponding to the Han dynasty of ancient China. The game was called ts ' uh Kúh, and consisted of throwing a ball with your feet to a small network. A Variant included a mode where the player should pass by the attack of your opponents. Also in the far East, although about five or six centuries after the cuju, there was a Japanese variant called kemari, which had a more ceremonial character, being the goal of the game to keep a ball in the air by passing it between the players. The kemari until today it is practiced in Japan, in cultural events.
In the Mediterranean we highlight two ways to play: the harpastum, in Rome, and the epislcyros, in Greece, about which they have little information. The first was played by two teams on a rectangular land demarcated and halved by a line. Players of each team could pass a small ball between them, and the goal of the game was to send it to the opposite field. This variant was very popular between the years 700 and 800, and, despite having been introduced in the British Isles, its rise up the modern football is uncertain.
During the age of discovery, began themselves known sports from the new world. It is estimated that the pok ta pok Maya culture had 3000 years of history. Greenland also played a sport that resembled football, while the game called marngrook, Oceania, had features that resembled to Australian rules football. Where today are the United States the aborigines practiced other games: the continental area and central pasuckuakohowog in the asqaqtuk in Alaska. Although these games have certain characteristics that are similar to football and other sports varied modern, the incidence in current sports is debatable, since virtually no links them with the British Isles, the birthplace of modern football.
A representation of the calcio fiorentino during the 17th century.
In the late middle ages and later centuries developed in the British Isles and the surrounding areas in different types of team games, which were known as football codes. These codes were unifying with the passage of time, but it was in the second half of the 17th century that occurred the first great unifications of football, which gave rise to the rugby football Australian rules football, etc. and sport that is now known in much of the world as football.
The first British codes were characterised by having a few rules and by its extreme violence.One of the most popular was the school football. For this reason the school football was banned in England by a decree of King Edward III, who claimed to be a non-Christian, sport and the ban lasted for 500 years. The school football wasn't the only game of the season; in fact there were other more organized, less violent ways and including that developed outside of the British Isles. One of the best-known games was the calcio fiorentino, originally from the city of Florence, in Italy, in the Renaissance period, in the 16th century. This sport has influenced in various aspects the current football, not only by its rules, but also by the party environment in which they played these matches.