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Updated: 18/05/2006

History of Football - Africa & America

Poktapok appears to have been played in all major Mayan Cities around 500BC. Two teams used rubber balls, the first to be used in history. The Aztecs continued on with a similar game, called Ullamatzli. A modified version is played today in North West Mexico.

Although other games were played in both North, Central and South America, records of football do not exist.

Koura was played in North Africa in 700BC by the Berbers. It appears to have a fertility right aspect.