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Buckingham Palace hosted its First Official Football Match

Oct 8, 2013 18:33 IST

Buckingham Palace held its first official football match to mark FA's (Football Association’s) 150th anniversary on 7 October 2013. The match was played between Civil Service FC, the only surviving one of the eleven clubs that met to found The FA in 1863, and Polytechnic FC, which was formed in 1875.

According to the FA, the nationwide network consists of more than 400000 individuals, including everyone from the players' parents, coaches, referees and administrators that help provide the opportunity for people to enjoy football.

The Football Association is also known simply as the FA. It is the governing body of football in England. It is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in England. It was formed in 1863.

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