Football fans around the world have their own holiday - World Football Day. You can thank the UN for it, and suggested that it be celebrated on December 10 of each year. Thus, the international community pays tribute to this sport, which for many millions is not just a game, but a lifestyle.
Historians found the first mention of football as “a ball game with their feet” in Chinese sources dating from the second millennium BC.
It was called Tsu Chu, which means "pushing with the foot." The game of football allowed the Chinese warriors to keep fit.
When this game first appeared, no one knows for sure. Some argue that the forerunner of football was the wild game of the Saxons who lived in England in the 8th century. On the battlefield, after the battle, they kicked the severed heads of the enemy.
Little is known about this game - that there were gates and a goalkeeper, that the game was part of the physical training of soldiers, and that it was already known three thousand years ago.
Football was played both in Ancient Greece and Rome about two and a half thousand years ago. In Greece, this game was called the "battle for the ball", from which we can assume that they played it accordingly, using a variety of martial arts techniques.