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The World Cup Trophy is Stolen in London – 20 March 1966

The Jules Rimet Trophy, more popularly known as the World Cup trophy, was the original trophy awarded to the winner of the World Cup. The Jules Rimet trophy had an interesting history. During WWII the president of the FIGC hid the trophy in a shoebox under his bed in Rome. One of the most interesting episodes in the trophy’s history happened in England in March 1966, four months before the ’66 World Cup. The trophy arrived in England in January 1966. Apart from a few select publicity events, the trophy was kept at the FA headquarters. In March 1966, a...


The Scottish Football Association is Formed – 13 March 1872

Football in the mid-19th century was a scattered, disorganized affair, especially when compared to the institutionalised football organizations of today. England had formed a football association in 1863 and adopted rules that allowed only the goalkeeper to handle the ball, and only then inside his marked area. Scotland, on the other hand, still allowed all players to handle the ball. As the English game became more organized following the FA’s formation, Scotland’s football remained disorganised. Despite the lack of rules, many Scottish teams began to emerge. The oldest and most well-known of the Scottish teams was Queen’s Park, a team...