The Origin of Football – Football today cannot be denied that it has become one of the most popular sports in the world. The game of football is popular with many people, both men, and women, young to old.
So do not be surprised, if football is one of the most popular sports in the world today. Behind the popularity of the game of football today, it turns out that this game has been around for thousands of years.
The origin of world football
This round skin game has existed since 3000 years ago and is played in various parts of the world in different forms.
the origin of the game of football has started to exist and was known in 255-206 BC (BC) around the 2nd to 3rd century.
The game of football originates from China. The game of the round skin was played by soldiers to train physically, precisely during the Chun Qiu Zhan Guo era (spring autumn of a warring state).
At that time, football was known as Tsu Chu. Tsu, which means hitting the ball with your feet, while the Chu, which means the ball is made of leather and has contents.
The ball used is made of leather, the net attached is made of bamboo sticks.
Apart from China, Greece has also known the game of football since 800 BC, which is known as episkyros and harpastum.
Just like Tsu Chu, episkyros and haspastum games also aim to train the physical strength of the royal soldiers.
In the book, The World’s Game: A History of Soccer by Bill Muray, that football has been played since the beginning of AD.
People in the era of Ancient Egypt have introduced the game of carrying and kicking a ball made from bundles of linen cloth.