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Sport in England

England is part of the United Kingdom, though it has a unique history and sporting culture, and plays many sports in international competitions as a team from England, though at the Olympic Games athletes from England represent Great Britain. England is home to many sports like cricket, rugby, boxing but none so as football.

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England is recognized by many as the birthplace many modern sports, such as Association football, cricket, tennis and rugby. England also is the home of the most watched football league in the whole world, the Premier League. They also participated in the first-ever international match where they played against Scotland in November 30, 1872.

Although football seems to run in every Englishman's veins, there are also a lot of sports that flourish in England. Rugby union is ranked as the second most popular sport in England. The first-ever international rugby match was also between England and Scotland which took place in March 27, 1871.

Cricket was actually invented in England with laws that were set way back in 1788 by the Marylebone Cricket Club. England was also the birthplace of modern day tennis. Understandably, the world's oldest tennis tournament which is the Wimbledon championships was first held in England in 1877. The "Sports of Kings", thoroughbred racing, also originated in England.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Scotland. See also about sport in the UK, and the individual pages for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Popular sports of England

Regional or Traditional Sports of England

England Sporting Successes

Great athletes from England

England Sports trivia

England at major events

Past sporting events events hosted in England

Upcoming sporting events in England

Annual sporting events held in England

Sporting Facilities in England


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