Greek Soccer History Essay

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The earliest form of soccer was in the second and third centuries, B.C., in China. Back then, they called the game Tsu’ Chu and the goals were only measuring 30-40cm in width. Another form of the game is the Japanese Kemari, which began 500-600 years later than the Chinese. This isn't ordinary soccer. Standing in a small circle, the players had to pass the ball to each other trying not to let it touch the ground (citation). The Greek Episkyros was played out with a smaller ball by two teams on a rectangular field marked by boundary lines and a center line. The objective was to get the ball over the opposition's boundary lines and as players passed it between themselves. The game remained popular for 700-800 years, but the Romans took it to
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