The origin of football can be found in every corner of geography and history. It is the most popular sport in the world. However, it was not until 1985 in Kobe that football was included into the compulsory programme of the Universiade. Football is now on the FISU sports programme as a University World Cup. The inaugural edition was held in Jinjiang, People's Republic of China in 2019 and the next edition will be in 2022.

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  • GBR vs. MEX (Women’s Football Final) | Kazan 2013 | #UniSportsClassics

    With both Great Britain and Mexico making sparkling — and undefeated — runs to the Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade gold medal game, you know that some sublime football awaits.

    Headlined by three players that would play their way onto the national team — Sandra Stephany Mayor, Verónica Charlene Cor...

  • BRA vs. RSA (Women’s Football Third Place) | Kazan 2013 | #UniSportsClassics

    After defeating Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the quarters, Brazilian national team player Rafaela de Miranda Travalão and company were shut by Team GB in the semis. With the bronze medal on the line, will the Brazilian side find their way onto the Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade podium?

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  • ITA vs. KOR (Men's Football Final) | Gwangju 2015 | #UniSportsClassics

    It's the Cinderella story from the Games in Gwangju! Led by the tournament top goal scorer Wonjin Jung, South Korea goes for gold against the mighty Forza Italia student athletes footballers.

    After winning Summer Universiade gold in Palma de Mallorca in 1997, the Italians have made five final...

  • JPN vs. Brazil (Men's Football Third Place) | Gwangju 2015 | #UniSportsClassics

    Since the Kobe 1985 Summer Universiade introduced football onto the compulsory event programme, Japan has made its mark on the pitch with years of sublime performances and clutch goalkeeper play. But you know another team with just as much, if not more, football success – and panache? That’s righ...