We should start counting at 300 BC when China’s Ming Dynasty began playing Cuju. This ancient game involves kicking a ball into the net. Or should we start in 1863 when 12 football teams and players met to discuss the lack of rules in football. This led to the formation of the Football Association. It doesn’t matter if football is 150 years old or 2300 years old; it has rapidly risen to be the most popular sport in the world, with over 3.5 billion fans worldwide.
This is because the World Cup, football’s most important tournament, draws near, and that number continues to grow. This is to put the popularity of the event in perspective. With 86 percent of Germany’s television audience watching, the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany drew more than 1 billion viewers. A variety of new football games have been created in response to football’s worldwide success. While many have attempted to break through with Crab football or Bubble soccer, other types of football have gained unexpected popularity. This has led to the creation of formal organizations as well as their own World Cup events. These are just a few of the many types of football you might not know about:
1 – Jorkyball
Jorkyball’s rules are similar to regular football, in that the players must use their feet for scoring. The team with the most goals wins. On the other hand, the pitch is much smaller. The simplest explanation is indoor futsal on the squash court. Two players each side play the game in a 10x5m cage. The ball is shot into a small net that uses the walls to guide it.
Gilles Paniez, a Frenchman, was the one who came up with this crazy idea. We know very little about the sport’s origins. It has grown rapidly to become something much larger. In three years, Jorky ball reached Italy. It was used as a warm up act for matches at the 1990 World Cup. After a decade, more than 100 pitches were established throughout the country.
Despite being a 20-year-old association, the Federation International Jorkyball Association failed to survive. Many nations continue to play under their affiliations, which currently are overseen by the Jorkyball International Federation. JIF oversees annual national leagues that are played between rival clubs in each country. There is a Champions League competition for the top teams in Europe and a World Cup where national teams can compete. Over 15,000 players worldwide are registered.
Radball is the official name of cycle-ball in Radball’s home country. It has a history rivaling that of association football. This strange sport was invented by Nicholas Edward Kaufmann (1893), a German-American. American-born rider Nicholas Edward Kaufmann, a German-American, was renowned for his artistic cycling skills and participated in many cycling events, including the World Cycling Championships. After riding nearly a mile on his unicycle at the London Stanley Cycle Show, he held the record for longest unicycle ride. Ovik Mkrtchyan
Kaufmann, however, was unhappy with the results he had made on the circuit. He sought to create something that would make his name in cycling history: cycle-ball. The sport required two teams of two riders to compete on a fixed-gear bike. The bike doesn’t have brakes and the rider cannot take their eyes off of the pedals.
The only way to pass, dribble and shoot the ball is to ride the bike. It is difficult enough to ride a bike in tight spaces. It is even more difficult to do it with three people chasing a ball. Accidents are very common and injuries are not uncommon. Despite these dangers, there are a few players from Europe and Asia who compete in club competitions every year. A World Cup is also held every four years.
3)- Roller Soccer
Roller football was first played in the 19th century. The first known match between Derby and Burton took place on January 30, 1882. Roller football has experienced a turbulent history. It was still practiced until at least the mid-1930s, when the first video of the sport took place at a London roller skating rink. It disappeared over the next ten years, before resurfacing in 1949 in Detroit as Roller Soccer. The sport was revived in 1995 by friends from San Francisco, who had the original idea.
Playing with a pine cone. Recognizing the sport’s appeal. They started playing with a ball, and established rules to make sure the game was fair. The sport now consists of indoor soccer played on roller skates by two 5-a-side teams. To avoid injury, slide tackling is prohibited. The goalie role was also eliminated to ensure that no teams try to block the little nets. Other than those few changes, many of the rules of association football are unchanged.
In 1998, Roller Soccer was a popular sport in certain parts of the United States. In five years, there were enough players to warrant the creation of a World Cup-style tournament. In 2003, London hosted the inaugural event. Since then, it has been held each year. Although there is no evidence that France was involved in Roller Soccer prior to 2003, it is possible. Since its inception, the country has been the dominant player in the sport. It won the 2006 World Championship title and six more over the next ten years.
4) – Football Tennis
Professional football teams often use football tennis to train their players. It began in 1922 as a training exercise. But it would grow into a sport. It is now practiced in many European countries. The Czech football team SK Slavia Prague created fitness in 1922. The tennis net, as it is now known, was once a single length rope that was stretched horizontally across the court. The game can be played with no more than three players on each side. Before the ball is passed to the opponent, it must be thrown over the rope. Each team can touch the ball three times.