Why England failed to export football's popularity not to some of its colonies (but to Latin America and Europe)

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Although it was played in many of the colonies of the British Empire, football never achieved the same amount of popularity as elsewhere.

Football is the most popular sport on the planet.

It is a sport that was originally born in a pub in England in 1863, when some gentlemen decided to establish rules for a game that was already regularly played in that country, with the idea of ​​distinguishing it from another very popular game: rugby.

The fact is that in less than four decades, Football already had a presence in many countries around the world.

One of the reasons for this spread was that football was born in the most powerful power on the planet at that time: the British Empire, which controlled large areas around the world.

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