Reconsidering on the Early Types of Football

@article{Giossos2011ReconsideringOT,
  title={Reconsidering on the Early Types of Football},
  author={Yiannis Giossos and Aristomenis A. Sotiropoulos and Athanasios G. Souglis and Georgia Dafopoulou},
  journal={Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={129-134}
}
According to certain assumptions, physical activities all over the world from the antiquity until the 19th century can be considered as the historical origins of modern football (soccer). The present study examines whether and to what extent those assumptions hold true. In order to criticize these assumptions, a discussion whether ancient and premodern activities can be considered as sports is presented. Then, the morphological movement similarity that those activities have with mo dern… 

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