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Where and when did soccer begin in Australia?


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Answered 2015-06-16 01:15:41

Soccer developed out of a game known as "Association Football" during the mid 1800s. The first game reported on was in Brisbane, having taken plaice on 7 August 1875. The game was between the Brisbane Football Club and the inmates and warders of the Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum, which is now Wolston Park Hospital. While the rules were not identical to those of soccer today, they did stipulate that, in this particular game, the ball could not be carried or handled: this later became known as soccer. This is believed to have been e first such game played in Queensland, and most likely in Australia.

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