Motivation behind paying players no be for only to win matches. In the 1880s the interest for the game don move ahead to the level say them start to dey sell tickets. And finally, in 1885 dey legalize professional football and after three years dey establish Football League. First Important competition wey hold na Football Association Challenge Cup (FA Cup) in 1871. Na 0-0 end the match between England and Scotland wey be national team for first time and 4,000 people go watch am for Hamilton Crescent. In 1883 after twelve years, the first international tournament come hold wey include four national teams: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Them create The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 1904 and some countries representative sign the foundation act from France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. England and other British countries no wan join because say na them invent am so them no wan be subordinate to the association. The country later come join them but no fit play till 1950. For Britain, Andrew Watson na him be the first black player and he dey play for Scottish club Queen’s Park in 1880s.
We get six confederations:
- Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)
- Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
- Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA)
- The Confederation of North, Central America Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
- Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)
- Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL).