Kick the ball with foot⚽ #cuju #china #origin #HanDynasty #soccer

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The world’s first soccer ball was a leather ball filled with feathers and hair, and the game was called ‘Tsu’ Chu,’ which literally means ‘kicking ball.’ The player was not permitted to aim at his target unimpeded, but had to use his feet, chest, back and shoulders while trying to withstand the attacks of his opponents. Use of the hands was not permitted.

China’s own historical archives documented the popular game favored by the people of the Qi Kingdom (319 BC – 201 BC), which was located in the present-day Shantung province in northern China. The game continued to be mentioned in the subsequent dynasties in China.