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Did the Chinese Invent Soccer?

  • Aired: 06/27/2017
  • 03:06
  • Rating: NR
The rules of the "World's Game," modern soccer, were fixed in England in the 1860's; but 1000 years ago in Song dynasty China, there were soccer clubs, rules, fans and even music and fast food at half-time! In Beijing, Michael gets up close for a crunch match in today's Chinese Premier League and compares the modern game to Song dynasty "Kickball."
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Michael Wood visits a Chinese Premier League soccer game seeking the origin of "Kickball."
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