They used rubber balls and tried to make it into a hoop above their heads.
Well, Mesoamerican groups such as the Aztecs and Mayans played a ballgame very similar to soccer.
Mesoamerican groups didn't just play ballgame for enertainment, it was part of their cultural, political, and religious life.
Why is their team name, "Aztecs?"
History of Mexico: from the Conquest to Chicanos
He must be quetzalcoatl, let's celebrate!
The Conquest of Mexico lasted from 1519 to 1521. The Spaniards were more technologically advanced, disease was in their favor, and the Aztec's enemies were on their side, which gave them and advantage to defeat.
Soldiers, over here!
Among the 20 women given to Cortes, was a woman named Malinche. Some believe she helped the Spanish conquer Mexico more easily.
Soldiers, a woman named Malinche will be our translator. With her help, we have an advantage.
Miguel Hidalgo was one of the most important figures of the Mexican Indepedence. On September 16, 1810, he delivered his famous speech, "El Grito de Dolores." Then leading to the nation's independence.
We need to gain our independence!
During Mexico's first years of independece, the country faced many problems such as financial problems, and having an unstable government. Military officials often took office, such as Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.