Este Blog, organizado por Carlos F.Ramírez y su hijo Luis Ramírez Ruiz, pretende acercar las plumas expertas de miembros del IFFHS con los aficionados de toda Hispanoamérica.
Carlos F.Ramírez es miembro para la Concacaf de la IFFHS y decano de los periodistas de México, con más de 13 Copas del Mundo presenciadas y 6 libros publicados sobre diferentes tópicos del futbol nacional e internacional.
lunes, 13 de enero de 2014
HOW FOOTBALL SOCCER WAS BORN
fifth historical meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 1863 in England (as I was
telling) was the fifth and last act in which opposing groups were trying to
find an agreement to the rules of Football Association.A Committee of six people, with authority to
decide, had split 50/50 regarding the original Rules IX and X. Thus now in the deciding reunion there were
17 attendants.One of the members,
led the opposing group that favored holding, tripping up, holding with the
hands and shinning the opponents during the game.He made a long defense of his position,
insisting that “all schools of London liked running and hacking and will not
play any other game”.
was hostility in the air the evening of that December night.The meeting began at For if any of my readers have the opportunity he can go to where it
happened: in the old Freemason’s Tavern, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s
Inn Fields, and London.Attending were
eminent mid-Victorians, some recently part of the Crimean War, with beards and
smoking, both habits that had gone out of favor in political circles years
before.The voting was clear: 13 to 4
votes they adopted the laws of the Game as of today are the ones that rule the
game of Football Association.
Manuscript of the first Football's rules.
Campbell heading the dissidents finally accepted the parting of the ways.He said that although his club approved
entirely the objective of the Football Association, the laws that had been
adopted “utterly destroyed the game and took all interest away from it – they
just made a difference between baseball and football and his club wished their
names to be withdrawn from the list asFootball Association members.Thus rugby became a different game than soccer.
retrospect it would seem a tragedy that conciliation did not find a solution
for the situation.Probably it would
have been achieved a blending of different philosophies.Yes, if the last obstacle had been overcome,
one also wonders how long the fusion would have lasted, since the games were
fundamentally different in outlook.After all there are examples of religions springing from the same stem that
have grown up side by side but at variance the one with the other.
this is why and when football association and rugby were born.