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CAP
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Copyright: gianfranco calzarano (baddori) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 5 N: 174] (1351)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-28
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-03 23:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In British sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance (not including substitute appearances) in a game at international level. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap.

An early illustration of the first international football match between Scotland and England in 1872 shows the Scottish players wearing cowls, and the English wearing a variety of school caps. The practice was first approved on 10 May 1886 for association football after a proposal made by N. Lane Jackson, founder of the Corinthians:


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