1871 in association football
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The following are the association football events of the year 1871 throughout the world.
- February 25
- England and Scotland played their third international match at the Kennington Oval which ended 1 - 1.
- July 20
- At a meeting in London, Charles William Alcock and The Football Association lay down the creation of the FA Cup for the following season, which remains the oldest existing football tournament in the world.
- November 18
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