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Did football originate in China?

Michael Wood goes to a football match in China and learns about the heritage of the great game.

"Kickball" has been played there for 2,000 years - its heyday was in the Song Dynasty, from 960 to 1279AD.

The Story of Chinais a BBC Two programme. Watch episode two,Silk Roads and China Ships, on Thursday 28 January at 21:00.

  • 26 Jan 2016