Blowing the Whistle

Association Football ( Soccer ) is without contest the worlds most popular and profitable sport. Soccer was initially born in the UK 1863 when eleven representatives from London clubs and schools met at the Freemason’s Tavern to set up common fundamental rules to control the matches amongst themselves and formed the Football Association that later was divided into the Rugby Football and Association football (hence Soccer is an abbreviation of Association football).

Ballsports have of course been played for a very long time and myth has it that even the Olmecs (1200-400 BC) played ball in closed courts. In Tenochtitlan the ball court was reputedly a scene of brutality as the losing coach (or whole team) was sacrificed. The odds today are different of course, but still very high Continue reading Blowing the Whistle