Football is one of the oldest known competitive sports played by men, with FIFA acknowledging cuju ’ as a form of football played in the second and first centuries B.C.. The Greeks, Romans, the Japanese and some other empires developed their own versions of the games over the centuries. There are references to even aboriginal people playing this game. Perhaps this is the one reason that Football is perhaps the most widely played sport today in the world with almost every country having a national team.
A large part of the development of football has been attributed to the formation of club football. This began somewhere in the eighteenth century, specifically in Europe, and the oldest surviving national competition is the English FA cup. The famous hexagon design of the football was first introduced in 1960, and used in the World Cup from 1970 onwards.
The FIFA World Cup is regarded as perhaps the biggest tournament of competitive football, which takes place every four years. Also famous in club football are the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are few of the current greats, and fans of each team sport their jerseys, to show their support.