The pig’s bladder just wasn’t doing the trick for people, so in 1855 Charles Goodyear made the first vulcanized rubber soccer ball— this was a huge step as it started to standardize the size and shape of a soccer ball. Pig’s bladders came in all different shapes and sizes and they were near IMPOSSIBLE to control!
Now you know a little bit more about the history of the soccer ball and that Charles Goodyear was the one who invented it back in 1855. You also learnt that similar sports to soccer have been played for centuries and centuries, maybe even before the Chinese and their ‘Tsu Chu’ game.
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The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a rudimentary animal-hide ball around into the World Cup sport it is today. Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China.
One of the best-known differences between British and American English is the fact that the sport known as football in Great Britain is usually called soccer in the United States. Because the sport originated in England, it is often assumed that soccer is an Americanism.
Background. People have played games similar to modern soccer around the world since ancient times. The oldest recorded soccer-like game is the Chinese game of tsu-chu, allegedly invented by the emperor Huang-Ti in 1697 B.C. Records from Huang-Ti's time describe a game played with a leather ball stuffed with animal hair and cork.
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Wikipedia says it comes from “tunnel,” (like a tunnel through the legs) and offers several words used for the trick in foreign languages, including. “Caño” or “túnel” in Hispanic America. “Panna” in European, Latin, and African countries (panna is a Surinamese word) “Tunnel” or “Beinschuss” (leg shot) in Germany.
Soccer’s Beginnings The origin of soccer can be found in every corner of geography and history. The Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Ancient Greek, Persian, Viking, and many more played a ball game long before our era. The Chinese played "football" games date as far back as 3000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and the Roman used football games to sharpen warriors for battle.
A football, soccer ball, football ball, or association football ball is the ball used in the sport of association football. The name of the ball varies according to whether the sport is called "football", "soccer", or "association football". The ball's spherical shape, as well as its size, weight, and material composition, are specified by Law 2 of the Laws of the Game maintained by the International Football Association Board. Additional, more stringent standards are specified by FIFA and subor