Frequent question: Is soccer called football in Spain?

Who invented soccer?

Modern soccer was invented in England around the 1860s when rugby was detached from soccer. However, the earliest forms of soccer are recorded in the second century B.C. in China during the Han Dynasty, where an ancient form of soccer was Tsu Chu was played. This was adapted by Japanese Kemari five centuries later.

Where soccer is most popular?

Today, soccer remains most popular in the countries where it first took root – Northern and Southern Europe, and Central and South America. It also has an avid following in Africa.

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