Rules of the Game: Association Football or
Association Football is the most popular game in the world
today. The game in its crudest form can be traced back to Roman and medieval
times in England, in street brawls, with no pitch and very few rules. In 1681
King Charles II encouraged Football in England that had been banned by seven
monarchs before him. By the early nineteenth century the game began to spread
in public schools and universities.
In 1848 the ‘Cambridge Rules for Soccer’ were written,
and in 1862 the The Notts County Football Club was founded – the oldest
Football club in the world. The Football Association (FA) was formed in 1863.