History in football in the UK

Football has a long history which is close with development of the society. Sometimes football plays an important in political strategies of one nation.

The UK football is a major part in the history of football from the beginning of first football matches, version of rules until football tournaments all over the world. We can see something important from the UK.

To clear detail about football in the UK, we summarize some major events during football history at there.

Early history in the UK football

The national English team was founded as one of the first national teams in the world, with Scotland. Until now, they are considered as the two oldest teams.

In 1870, the UK team was against the Scotland which remarked the first international football match. Since this event, the football team of England connected with other British teams to organize the British home championship. This event was appreciated as the perfect time to share and close every nations, every fans as well every footballers. In 1888, this was the first time the national English team won the championship at this tournament with 54 wins.

Beginning for the Championship in Olympics

As soon as the Olympics was founded including football, the UK football became a potential team for winning at every event. As forecasted, at the London summer Olympic in 1900, they won the first time to become the Champion after defeating France and Belgium. 

The UK team also represented for other nations in Great Britain to reach high achievement at one Olympics.

They continued to dominate the Olympics at the next tournaments until 1920, they were beaten surprisingly by the Norway team who was amateur players on this tournament. 

The loss made big arguments in the internal organization whether which reason led to failure of the UK team before a weaker opponent.

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