Game of Football

Modern football originated in Britain in the 19th century.  Before medieval times, folk football games were played in towns and villages according to local conditions and with minimal rules.

Football is the most popular game in the world in terms of participants and spectators. From official football playgrounds to gymnasiums, streets, school playgrounds, parks or beaches it can be played almost anywhere with its basic rules and equipment.


Football was played as a winter sport between residences at public schools such as Winchester, Charter House and Eton. Each school had its own set of rules, some taking responsibility for limited handling of the ball and others not. Variation in rules made it difficult for public school boys entering university to continue playing. Attempts were made to standardize and modify the rules of the game as early as 1843 and at the University of Cambridge. In 1848 the majority of the students adopted these rules joined public schools, further expanding these rules by forming other football clubs.

Monetary rules for Football

In 1863, a meeting of clubs from metropolitan London and surrounding countries took place to create monetary rules for football, which served to promote new rules of play with the ball. In fact by 1870 the FA prohibited handling of the ball except the goalkeeper according to the new rules.

The new rules were not publicly accepted in Britain.  Many clubs retained their own rules, particularly those in and around Sheffield. In 1866 the Sheffield Football Association, the forerunner of the Letter Country Association, saw the Sheffield and London club play two matches against each other.

Exactly a year later the club's match from Middlesex between Kent and Surrey was played according to the revised rules. In 1871 15 FA clubs were invited to enter the cup competition and contribute to the purchase of the trophy. By 1877 the Union of Great Britain had agreed to a uniform rule. During this 43 clubs were competing and the dominance of the London club was reduced.

Calculation about craze of Football

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), explored that by the end of the 21st century there were approximately 250 million football players and over 1.3 million people interested in football. In 2010 a combined television audience of over 26 billion watched the football premier tournament, the four-month-long World Cup final.

Football broadcast in India

Television and OTT platforms in football broadcasting in India are dominated by branded sports networks Star India and Sony India.  The Indian sports market was worth around $1.1 billion in 2019.  Besides cricket, football, kabaddi, tennis, badminton and wrestling events represent only 13% of value rights of sports.  Football game ranks second in ground sponsorship revenue in India.


Football within the English-speaking world federation is now the commonly accepted name football in Great Britain as well.  In Ireland it is called Ulster, while people commonly refer to it as soccer in other regions and countries.  A notable exception is New Zealand, where the influence of football on international television in the first two decades of the 21st century has been increasing compared to rugby, another form of football.

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