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What country invented soccer?

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Although soccer was loosely played by the Chinese during the Han dynasty, it only became the modern sport that we know today through the efforts of the British.

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Soccer has a global appeal, so many countries claim to have invented the sport. However, while evidence shows that the Chinese, Romans, and Greeks all played a version of the game, the modern sport of soccer was invented by the British. In 1815 a list of rules for the sport was drawn up. The Football Association was formed in 1863, which most fans and athletes recognize as the birth of the modern game.

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