History of Modern Football
The journey of football to become one of the most popular sports in the world began with its development in England.
It all started with an attempt to draft rules for the game of football by a group of students from Cambridge University.
In the draft regulation, an agreement appeared to prohibit players from using their hands to either carry the ball or score goals.
The purpose of this ban is to differentiate the basic game of football as we know it today, from another popular sport in England, namely Rugby.
In 1863 in London, an organization was formed to drive the popularity of football in England. That organization is the Football Association (FA), or the English Football Association.
After the FA was formed, the first English football tournament titled the Football Association Challenge Cup was held in 1871.
The tournament, which we now know as the FA Cup, is also the oldest domestic championship in the world.
Then, the game of football continued to spread to various worlds, such as many European Continent countries, the United States, and other countries.
On May 21, 1904, the world soccer organization was founded under the name Federation Internationale de Football Association or better known as FIFA.
FIFA was founded by France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden. The first world football championship was held in Uruguay, in 1930.
Until now, FIFA has the mandate as the governing body for soccer games globally, including being responsible for holding a major tournament, the World Cup.
FIFA is also part of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) along with the FA, Scottish Football Association, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
The main task of this board is to regulate and test various rules and phenomena of the development of football regularly to date.