The United States played its first international soccer game in 1884 and they have had an international team from then on.
it was Chelsea and inter milan
The first soccer game was played in London in England.
The first official soccer (international football) match recorded was in 1872 between the national teams of Scotland and England. The match was played on November 30, 1872, in Patrick, Scotland.
An "international" is a game played between teams representing their countries - the players are not playing for their usual clubs.
November 30, 1872
it was a soccer ball
China had the first game of a variation of soccer that is still quite similar, while the English played the first game of mob soccer between towns. Nips
A cap is a reference to [ or a nickname for ] an international game played. Therefore the number of caps is simply the number of international games played.