Why 7.32 with 2.44 meters? Even the biggest fans of this game don’t know this!
The rules of football state that it was determined at the very beginning of this game, but unofficial explanations give interesting answers.
Football is the most popular sport in the world, it is played in more than 200 countries and carries the epithet of the most important sideline in the lives of most men.
We are sure that all true football fans know the rules, know how long the game lasts, how many players there are, what is offside, and what is a corner. But we are sure that most do not know some data related to the technical things of football.
The first clubs were established in England in Sheffield and Cambridge in 1855, and the original terrain was 182 meters long and 91.44 meters wide, while the width of the tripod was 7.28 meters. There was no obstacle then, only tripods.
Only in 1875, new measures of the terrain were determined, which are still in use today, and that is the width of the goal 7.32 meters, while the bar was set at a height of 2.44 meters.
In 1880, the dimensions of the terrain were reduced to 100.5 meters and 51.48
No one has ever explained why the distance between the tripods is exactly 7.32 meters, but there is one explanation found in the “Football Bible” which states that this is one of the original rules that has been retained, and which is proportional to the rest of the field.
However, in theory, all 11 players can be lined up on a line of 7 meters and 32 centimeters.
Today, a football field can be between 90 and 120 meters long, 45 to 90 meters wide. The width and height of the goal – remained the same.