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Today in History: 16 March 1872
First FA Cup – Wanderers F.C. Defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C.
The first ever FA Cup is won by Wanderers F.C., defeating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London, England. The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world.
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Teams That Have Won the Football Association Cup
Today in History – 21 May 1904
Football: FIFA is Formed
On this day in 1904 the International Federation of Association Football (Federation Internationale de Football Association), more commonly known as FIFA, was formed. Fifa is the international governing body for football (soccer). FIFA is made up of 208 national football associations and its president is currently Sepp Blatter.
FIFA seems to be more in the news these days for accusations of corruption than for its showpiece the FIFA World Cup of football.
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