Fun Soccer Trivia Facts

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What is the original name of soccer?
Answer: Football  is the name known outside of North America

Who originally played the first soccer or football?
Answer: The Romans played a game called ‘harpastum’

What did the first referees waive to control a soccer game?
Answer: A Handkerchief, whistles were not introduced until 1878

Where was the first soccer match officially played?
Answer: Derby, England

When did soccer first become an Olympic Sport?
Answer: 1908

How many American children play soccer in the USA?
Answer: over 7 million

How many major soccer league teams are there today?
Answer:  13

What country has won the most world cups and how many?
Answers: Brazil, they have won 5!

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