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the soccer ball

Soccer, known in many parts of the world as football, is one of the most popular sports there is. Although the first modern game was developed in England, origins of soccer can be found in games in Egypt, China, and Japan. The first game recorded in history was in China, in the second and third century BC, where a ball was used to score goals into a hole. Similar to soccer, hands were not allowed to touch the ball. Then, in Egypt in 2500 BC, there was a ball game played between young woman. The Japanese version of the game was called Kemari, played with a larger ball filled up with sawdust. Continue reading