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Earliest soccer rules to be auctioned

Sotheby's will auction the oldest rules of club soccer in July as part of an historic archive that is expected to fetch US$1.3-2.0 million.

The collection is being offered by Britain's Sheffield Football Club, the world's oldest, and includes the original handwritten draft rules dating from 1858 and the only known surviving copy of the printed "Rules, Regulations, & Laws of the Sheffield Foot-Ball Club" produced the following year.

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