Friday, January 28, 2011

Chinese Ancient Football - Cuju

The Cuju is an ancient Chinese sport. This ancient sport is the prototype of contemporary football. It is considered to be the origin of modern football.The game of Cuju similar to modern football, but there are several ways to play and rules. There are three categories of games: play direct, indirect and game play individually. Cuju history back more than 2,300 years. It all started in Linzi, the capital of the State of Qi during periods of the Qiu and Chun. The Cuju has experienced a significant increase during the dynasty Han. Cuju became popular during the Tang and Sung dynasties. Fresco drawing to a game of Cuju horse (playing Cuju on horses), shows a scene of noble Cuju playing horse. The Cuju developed considerably during the Sung dynasty. In the novel of the waterfront, there are several paragraphs describing the coin of Emperor Cuju with officers of the Court. The Cuju greatly influenced modern football. During the Tang, the Cuju dynasty has been extended to the Japan, Korea and Western Europe and transformed into football in Britain. On 15 July 2004, at the press conference of the third International Exhibition soccer Chinese, FIFA has officially declared that China is the land of origin of football.

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