1873 in association football
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The following are important events in association football during the year 1873 .
- March 8 – England beating Scotland 4–2 at Kennington Oval, London.
- March 13 – The Scottish Football Association was founded.
- March 29 – Second final FA Cup won by Wanderers, was beating 2–0 Oxford University in a game unusually played at 11.00 AM. (see also: 1872-73 in English football)
- In the offside law it was decided that the offside position is determined when the ball is touched and played by a team-mate, and not when received.
Clubs founded in 1873
Winners club national championship
1873 FA Cup
- After playing Oxford University, Queen's Park scratched from the final because they could not afford to travel to London.
- Wanderers F.C. receive a bye
Final Lillie Bridge 29 March 1874
Wanderers F.C. 2 - (Mackarness and Patton)
Oxford University F.C. 0
Capacity - 3,000
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