Football is a national sport in England and has an avid, dedicated fan base in this country. Having evolved from medieval ball games over the course of many centuries, it was eventually formalised during the 19th Century. In fact, the first set of formal rules was set out in 1863. Although these rules have changed somewhat, they played an integral role in the establishment of today’s formal, legal football laws.
View from North side of Wembley Stadium. View from Wembley Way.
England boasts an impressive number of association football clubs, numbering over 40 000. It has achieved several world records and notable achievements. As at 2010, these included:
Other major football teams in England include Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. Football players are esteemed as celebrities in England. They and their partners are frequently snapped by the paparazzi, their images splashed across tabloids all over the world. This is a fairly new culture and fad within the sports industry, one in which English football players have been suddenly and blatantly thrust.
Although England is part of the United Kingdom (also comprising Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), the national football team represents the country as an independent entity, even in international competitions. England won the FIFA World Cup™ in 1966, a feat which only a handful of other national teams have ever been able to accomplish. As a nation, England maintains it outstanding record in the world of football and sporting accomplishments.
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