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Before football referees started using whistles in 1878, they used to rely on waving a handkerchief.
Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup Football tournament.
Liverpool Football Club were formed because their local enemies, Everton, couldn't pay the rent for their stadium. Therefore Liverpool took over at the stadium (Anfield).
The world’s oldest football club is Sheffield FC that was formed in 1857.
People from almost every country call it “football” except America, who call it ‘Grid Iron’ football and football soccer.
The ball’s circumference is 27-28 inches. It is made of leather or rubber.
The London Football Association made the first set of rules for soccer in the year 1863.
The first full time league was made in 1888.
20 red cards were shown during a 1993 game between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero in Paraguay.
Goalkeeper Arthur Wharton was the first black professional football player. He was born in Ghana (then Gold Coast) and played for English League team Rotherham United in 1889.
In 1950 India withdrew form the World Cup because FIFA refused to let their team play barefoot.
In 1954 Turkey knocked out Spain from during a World Cup qualifier by drawing straws. Blindfolded Italian boy Luigi Franco Gemma picked the straws to decide the winner.
In 1957 with only 30 minutes remaining, Charlton Athletic game back from a 5-1 deficit to defeat Huddersfield Town 7-6.
In 1996 George Weah paid for his teammates uniforms and expenses so that Liberia could enter the African Nations Cup.
In 1997 Nigerian international Celestine Babayaro broke his leg while celebrating a goal in his Chelsea debut during a preseason game.
In the 1938 World Cup semifinal, Guiseppe Meazza of Italy's shorts fell down as he was taking a penalty shot. He held his shorts up and calmly scored past Brazil's Valter.
In the 1970s legendary coaches Jock Stein and Brian Clough both had 44 day stints at Leeds United.
Jean Langenus of Belgium wore a suit jacket, golfing plus fours and a red striped tie when he refereed the 1930 World Cup final.
Luigi Riva once broke the arm of a spectator with one of his powerful shots.
Non flying Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp's fear of flying caused him to miss many international and European games for Arsenal.
Sir Alex Ferguson was fired by St. Mirren in 1978 for swearing at a lady.
Sir Stanley Matthews never received a booking in his 33 year long career.
Under Herbert Chapman, The Arsenal changed their name to simply Arsenal in order to appear at the top of the alphabetical list of old Division One clubs.
The first televised game was an Arsenal practice match at the Highbury ground in 1937.