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Definition of the Football Association from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Football Association

 
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The Football Association was established in 1863 to decide the rules of the game of football. It controls the way game is played in England and is responsible for all English international football. It tries to encourage the playing of football by men, women and children and organizes several competitions each year. Its members include representatives from the different professional and non-professional football leagues.

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