In this informative speech I will explain the rules of soccer and how they’ve changed and also the origin of soccer and how it spread. Credibility Statement. I will use credible websites as well as my own knowledge to back up the facts that will be presented. Preview of Main Points: First, I will discuss the origin of soccer. Second, I will discuss how soccer spread across the world. Finally, I will discuss how soccer has evolved. Body of Speech: In this informative speech I will explain the rules of soccer and how they’ve changed and also the origin of soccer and how it spread across the world. The origin of soccer. Games similar to soccer can date back as far back as the Han Dynasty. Some historians state that soccer originated as far back as 2500 B.C.
During this time the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese all took part in games involving a ball and feet The Chinese game of Tsu Chu (meaning “kicking the ball”) was a game that began during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) and may have been a training exercise for soldiers. The British were the first to set goals up to score in. Britain is the home of soccer. Within the British private school system ‘football’ was a game in which the hands were used during periods of play and grappling was allowed, but otherwise, the modern shape of soccer was being formed. In 1863, the first Soccer Association was formed in England. In 1882, the London Soccer Association was formed. Other European countries including the Netherlands and Denmark adopted soccer in 1889 and formed their own soccer associations.
Soccer spread rapidly the next couple of years. Throughout the years 1890-1900 the game of soccer quickly spread to New Zealand, Chile, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Uruguay, Hungary and Finland. Soccer was formally introduced as an Olympic sport in the 1900 Olympics. In 1904, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded in Paris. Originally there were seven founder members and today there are as many as 204 members of FIFA. Transition: Over the years soccer has made its way across the world rapidly. Soccer made its way across the world. The modern day game of soccer was first spread by the British.
The modern game of soccer evolved after the Romans took their version of the game to Britain in the 1800s. British imperialists, missionaries and traders brought soccer to the African continent in the 1800s. The European version of the sport was spread by merchants, explorers, and colonialists as they traveled the world. The game of soccer was spread unintentionally. In many of the places where they stopped, the native people already had been playing similar games, and the two versions were combined into one. When FIFA was established the organization worked to spread soccer to every country and continent. FIFA then worked to organize a tournament that brought teams together from several different nations. We know this tournament now as the World Cup.
The World Cup played a major role in the spread of soccer. Once the World Cup was established, soccer became a global phenomenon. Papers and eventually television played a huge role in the spread and popularity of soccer. Soccer is known as the world’s greatest sport. Transition: As the game spread so did many ideas and rules. Many rules were changed and modified as the game became modernized. The original rules of the game. Entire towns in England would kick a pig’s bladder from one landmark to another. British games pitted two massive and rather mob-like teams against one another. The games could stretch from one end of a town to the other, with both teams trying to get the ball into their opponent’s goal. The enforcement of rules.
Standard rules were not enforced, so almost anything was allowed and play often became quite violent. There was a decline in soccer due partially to legal concerns over violence. As the rules were enforced the game began to spread. The game eventually got a set of rules which are still enforced today. Goal kicks were first introduced in 1869, allowing goalies to waste as much as 30 seconds at a time with impunity. The first time a referee used a whistle to control the game was in 1878. Penalty kicks were created in 1891 and were originally called a “kick of death”. Conclusion Review of Main Points: Today I first discussed the origin of the game Second, I discussed how it spread around the world. Finally, I discussed how the game has changed over the years. Restate Thesis: In this speech I will cover the history of soccer, how it spread across the world and how the game has changed over the years. Closure: In conclusion, soccer has evolved tremendously over the years. It also spread quickly and became popular worldwide. There were significant changes in how the game is played that factored into the sport we now call soccer.