Well we're in a period where we're enjoying the peak of professional football. However, with all the hype, obscene money, and ridiculous violence, I want to remember the roots of football; and it all starts with kicking a ball around, and then finding any flat surface to erect a goal or two. This gallery has been shot around the world to offer a flavour of the beautiful game at its primary level, a level that brings happiness to so many. A truly global sport that even the Americans are getting the hang of ! By the way, there are people who now believe football was invented in China in 476 BC. The rest of us think it was England in the 18th century.

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