Played by more than 250 million people in 200 countries, football has long held the mantle of the world's most popular sport. While Premier League matches are now beamed around the globe to an audience of billions, for many fans nothing beats the thrill of getting football tickets and watching the action live. On StubHub! UK you can buy and sell football tickets for forthcoming Premier League, FA Cup and England matches under the assurance of our FanProtect Guarantee.
More About Football - Pigs' Bladders and Mob Rules
Football's roots can be traced back as far as the Medieval period in England, when 'mob football' was contested by rival towns and villages. During long and chaotic matches, teams of unlimited numbers of players attempted to kick an inflated pig's bladder to markers often located miles apart. As the game evolved over the following centuries, teams struggled to agree on a set of universally accepted rules until the formation of the first Football Association in England in 1863. Many of the Laws of the Game introduced by this governing body still stand today.
In 1992, the Premier League formed to replace the Football League First Division in England. It's gone on to become the world's most-watched football league and made stars of the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. Millions of fans attend matches at stadiums across the country every season, as teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and more engage in an annual tussle to be crowned champions.
Football's popularity only continues to grow, as more and more people discover the unmatched excitement of catching a live game. On StubHub! UK you can find Premier League football tickets along with FA Cup tickets or explore other popular games on our Sports Tickets page.
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