The rules of association football


The rules of association football were officially drawn up in 1863 by the Football Association in order to create universally accepted football rules for the sport. Based on the widely adopted Cambridge Rules, a modern set of rules were drawn up at “The Freemasons’ Tavern” and put into use on the 19th December 1863.

The rules were widely accepted and used across the country. There were a few more rules added and adapted in 1877 when the London Association (the FA) and the Sheffield FA decided on creating an undisputed set of laws.

Since the ‘official’ laws were created, the sport grew into the biggest sport in the world where millions of people tune in every week to watch their favourite team and place a Premier League bet.

Throughout history there have been a lot of notable moments which will go down as some of the greatest moments that football has even seen. For example, Liverpool’s 3-0 comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final is one that will not be forgotten anytime soon. Not only did it give Liverpool their 5th Champions League / European Cup trophy, it was also one of the greatest comebacks in the competitions history.

On the international stage, the controversial ‘Hand of God’ by Diego Maradona is also a moment in footballing history that will probably be remembered for centuries to come. These examples are just two of thousands of memorable moments that have occurred in the sport.

Although football is a simple game, there is no denying that there is a lot of history behind it. This quiz will test your knowledge of notable football moments throughout history. Do you think that you know a lot about football? Have a go at this quiz and find out!