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Why do Americans call it soccer?

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Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Apr 06, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Nov 27, 2018

All over the world, the sport that is played by kicking the ball into a goal is known as football. However, in the United States, it is known as football. When comparing the two with people from other countries, people refer to it as soccer and American football so people can understand which sport they are talking about. Associations were formed in regard to football and soccer. Another sport also came into this play on words and it was rugby.

Rugby was played in England which was similar to football and then people started to call it rugby and rugger. Then it was changed to soccer. Therefore, it was changed due to Great Britain and their changes in football, rugby and soccer.

 

E. Dixon

E. Dixon

Answered Jun 20, 2018

This was probably because the United States morphed their own game that they called football. They cannot use the term football when they have another sport with that name. It can only end up making people confused. This explains why they called football, “soccer.” There are some World Cup fans who find this unacceptable though but this is just one of the many differences that people encounter because of their culture, upbringing, and beliefs.

It will be hard to enforce something on other people just because it is what we believe in. The rest of the world calls the “Football” of United States “American Football” to lessen the confusion that people may undergo.

 

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