From there he went to the Roman Empire, they used their game ‘harpastum’ spherical element called ‘stack’ or ‘Pilotta’ that evolved into the word ‘ball’ used today. During the Middle Ages was very famous among different men and cultures, among other stories it is said that Richard Coeur Leon came to propose to the Muslim leader Saladin, who refer their disputes over the ownership of Jerusalem with a ball game. The Romans brought to Britain the ball game. During the Middle Ages the history of football had wide swings and was banned for its violent nature to later be adapted and used as a national sport in the British Isles. In the early nineteenth century began to undergo the ‘dribble-game’ in public schools and then went on to major universities (Oxford, Cambridge) where he wrote the first rules (the first regulation appeared in 1848, Cambridge) and 1863 he founded the Football Association, born the so-called ‘modern game’ or ‘Football Association’ and spreading the game of rugby today. The separation between the rugby and football or soccer at the University British came to Rugby, where he began to play a sport that allowed catch the ball with his hands and run with it. The name ‘football’ comes from the English word ‘Football’, meaning ‘foot’ and ‘ball’, so it is also known as ‘football’ Hispanic speakers in different regions, particularly Central America and the United States.
In the British area is also known as ‘soccer’, which is an abbreviation of the word ‘Association’ which refers to the English Football Association said. The use of one term or another depended on the status of social class in which they practiced, and the upper classes were playing ‘soccer’ in private schools while the working classes were playing ‘football’ in public schools. The football became popular in the islands and spread through the English workers who go abroad with large financial companies and mining companies. Also export the name of the sport, calling ‘fussball’ in Germany, ‘Voetbal’ in Holland, “fotbal” in Scandinavia, ‘futebol’ in Portugal or ‘soccer’ in Spain, for example. Soon came new equipment throughout Europe, including Le Havre Athletic Club France (1872) and Genoa in Italy (1893). In Spain, began playing football was in the area of the Rio Tinto mines (Huelva). Thus was born the first Spanish team, “Huelva Recreation Club in 1889, consists entirely of foreign players, after which founded the Palamos, the Eagles, Athletic de Bilbao and FC Barcelona.
In 1902 Cup was the first official competition, the Copa del Rey Alfonso XIII, in which the Vizcaya beat Barcelona in the final 2-1. Already in the twentieth century, May 21, 1904 is based International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) for the first time establishing global rules. Competitions For competitions worldwide, the most important tournament is the World Cup, in which national teams are concerned. As for clubs, it can still be considered as the most important tournament in the Intercontinental Cup, which pits the champions of Europe and the South American champions. However, the creation of the World Club Championship FIFA, the Mundialito would do that would be considered as the most important, for which the best teams from each continental federation. However, only takes a disputed issue, and the second had to be suspended, so consolidation is far from done. Intercontinental Cup disappeared in 2004.