Football is the most popular sports game in the world. Various stadiums, thousands of teams, billions of fans – football news are most readable in the sport sphere and the history of the game became long ago. Some prototypes of football even existed in the Ancient Egypt, but the motherland of modern football is England. First football rules appeared in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge but the official rules were accepted in 1846 in Cambridge after 7-hour long discussion. Those rules were the basis for the English football association which is now the oldest football organization in the world. The first international match was held between England and Scotland in 1870. Football is extremely popular and has spread all over the world. The strongest national teams are the likes of Germany, Argentina, Brazil and others are well-known throughout the world but there are also exotic teams like Fiji, Gibraltar and other which also take place in the international competitions. The football world is ruled by various organizations. There is the international one, FIFA, and regional for each continent (UEFA for Europe, CONCACAF – for Northern and Central America, CONMEBOL – for South America, CAF – for Africa and AFC – for Asia, Australia and Oceania). Each organization holds tournaments for national teams and also for football clubs which represent particular country (countries also have their football leagues which include certain amount of teams and one or more divisions).
The most popular championships for national teams are the World Cup and the European Football Championship which are held every 4 years. The most popular tournaments for football clubs are the Champions League and the Europa League which are held every year by UEFA. Almost all football games are broadcasting by various channels because the game attracts attention of billions fans. The most spectacular championships are English Premier League, Spanish Primera, German Bundesliga and Italian Seria A – the best football clubs in the world are represented in these tournaments.
Football is also one of the most popular kinds of business because successive football teams obtain extremely good profit – transfers of football players cost millions of euro and advertising brings hundreds of millions. Therefore the richest businessmen are trying to buy shares of perspective football clubs. The role of football in the new century increased and this kind of sport became extremely powerful.