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Yokohama 1874: how Japan discovered football

Followers of the UFWC will know that the lineage of the unofficial competition goes back to 1872, when the first official international football match was played between Scotland and England. Current UFWC champions Japan didn’t play their first international football match until 1917 (against China), and didn’t play a UFWC title match until 1998 (against […]