We may sometimes complain about the decisions of the referees, but in fact this is a very important position on the pitch. When modern football was established, a match without a referee, it was only in 1881 that the black kings were officially used in matches.|The popularity of football was spread around the world also thanks to the colonialism of the British. England used to be a country that owned countless colonies around the world, hence the saying that the sun never sets in Great Britain. They organized many football matches throughout their colonies, helping to make the sport even more popular.|The first World Cup was held in 1930. At this time, it was very difficult for many European countries to participate, so only Uruguay (home country), France, Romania, Belgium, and Yugoslvia were the countries. from Europe to participate in this year’s World Cup.|Uruguay was the first World Cup winner, in 1930. To date, this is the only country to win but refused to participate in the tournament four years later. They refused to play in the 1934 World Cup in Italy. Perhaps this is a move of retaliation when four years ago, it was Italy that refused to participate in Uruguay.|A local soccer team in the Congo was struck by lightning and killed 11 members while participating in a match.|The first match was shown on television in 1937. This was a practice match of Arsenal club, England.