With the World Cup fast approaching, there are many out there who have no idea of the history of this long-loved sport. If you love football, you’re probably only aware of its history from more recent times. And if you don’t like football, you probably want to remain ignorant. But football has a long, gruesomely violent, and hugely interesting past. And so, Dr Ariel Hessayon, Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, lets you know a few things you probably never knew about football.