How International Football Started: Scotland v England 1872
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England v Scotland is the world football’s oldest rivalry, and this fascinating book tells the story of how it all began.
Sports historian Andy Mitchell, former head of communications at the Scottish FA, has researched the events that led to the creation of a global phenomenon.
He brings to life the players who set the ball rolling in first international in Glasgow on 30 November 1872 and describes how this game was not just a beginning but also marked the end of two years of arguments - which included five experimental contests in London and even sparked the first rugby international.
For historians of the game and anyone interested in football's origins, this is essential reading.