The rules of football have changed dramatically over the last 150 years
One of the oddest moments in the history of football. A Zaire defender is in a wall to defend a free kick. Suddenly he rushes out and boots the ball away…
Charles Miller was born in Brazil in 1874, but went to public school in England. He was a keen footballer and in his teenage years played for St Mary's (now Southampton FC).
Miller sailed back to Brazil in 1894. In his luggage were two footballs and a set of FA rules. These were the seeds that grew into the first Brazilain football club São Paulo Athletic Club.
Includes complete reader The Big Match The Big Match, and a wide variety of fun texts, audio recordings, interactive resouces & learning activities.
About The Big Match
City have reached the FA Cup Final for the first time. Matthew plans to be there at Wembley Stadium with his team. Then his mother brings him some very bad news:
The Big Match was originally published by Phoenix Bookshelf (Prentice Hall/Macmillan) and was singled out for its particular excellence' in Bamford & Day's Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom (Cambridge, 1998).