Football in the UK

David Beckham is a name that has far surpassed English football and is now a worldwide commodity. Whether it is his hairstyle or his playing skills, fans just love this versatile footballer.

Football certainly is a passionately followed sport in England and the earliest known rules for the game date back to 1815. It took a while for order to come into this game and the standardized rules which are followed today.

football_in_UKThe rules today account for a couple of teams with 11 players each trying to take possession of a football and putting it into the opponent’s goal. There is a referee who is supposed to judge the game neutrally as well.

Everyone has heard of teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. But today, there are so many other teams making a name for themselves in the Premier League including Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Leicester City.

The United Kingdom is among the few countries in the world which support a Women’s Premier League as well. But the league remains semi-professional and doesn’t have quite a high profile as the men’s league even within the country.

There’s no denying the fact that England is where football originated and it spread to the rest of the world from there. By the 90’s it was being played all around Europe and the world. England were a spirited team to say the least but considering the last time they won the World Cup was in 1966, things haven’t been going too well for them in recent years.

They have some exciting fresh talent in the team right now and have been doing quite well recently. Let’s hope that they are able to show everyone how much English football has improved recently at the upcoming Euro 2016. Or perhaps Spain will make it three in a row this time.