England is where soccer, as we know it today, was invented. The three lions which represent the English Football Association, were first used in 1872 for the very first international football match. Traditional red roses, also used to represent English football, can be traced back to the Lancaster-York peace treaty in the 16th Century (War of the Roses). The flag, St. George's Cross, has been England's national flag since the 13th century. In the background is the old Wembley Stadium and its famous twin towers (now demolished). The stadium is well-known internationally as a historic football (soccer) stadium.