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The founding of Queenís Park Football Club in 1867 was the formal beginning of the swift rise of football to its pre-eminent place in Scottish sport. Over a hundred years later the game is essentially the same as that played in the late 19th century: two teams, one ball, two goals. The aim of the game to put the ball more times in your opponentís net than they do in yours. This simple, easily understandable and easily playable game is now played on every continent, in almost every country.

While Scotland cannot claim to have invented the game, its role in the development of world football cannot be questioned.

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