Soccer was first played as an official Olympic competition in 1908. Great Britain won the Gold that year.The mascot for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany was a lion named Goleo VI. He had a talking soccer ball sidekick named Pille.The Guinness Book of Records recognizes Sandygate Road stadium in Crosspool, Sheffield, England in as the Oldest Ground in the World. It has been home to Hallam FC since 1860.The first Women’s World Cup was held in China in 1991.The 1970 World Cup was the first to be televised in color.
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