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Unformatted text preview: of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout , depending on the format of the competition. The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The Football Association , whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today. Football is governed internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The most prestigious international football competition is the FIFA World Cup , held every four years. This event, the most widely viewed in the world, boasts an audience twice that of the Summer Olympic Games . ...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Krift during the Winter '08 term at Ludwig Maximilians Universität.
- Winter '08