“…and the two sides shall change goals after each goal is won”:150 Years of the Football Association

The True Ball

Eleven-a-side. No handling. Switching at half-time. Offside. Eighteen Yard Box. Six Yard Box. Corners. Throw-ins. Penalty Spot. It might all seem very natural now, but back in 1863, none of these things were taken for granted if you showed up on a pitch with a group of pals to meet another group and have a game of football on your day off.

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