the rules are almost the same as rugby and soccer
The first College Football game played in 1869 used the rules modified from the London Football Association. Over the next few years as the game gained popularity the colleges began to favor the rules of Rugby over the rules of soccer. The game as we know it today evolved from the game of rugby.
"American football" is what football is called in England. This is because the names "associated football" and "football" are already used for soccer.
The International Football Association Board holds a meeting every year to determine approperate alterations to the rules of soccer (offically known as "The Laws of the Game").
The real name for Soccer is Football. You use your foot, to move the ball. Football was invented before American Football, the rules were written before American Football's rules. American Football shouldn't be called Football because the foot is barely used.
The Laws of the Game for Soccer (Association football) were written by a man called Ebenezer Morley for and behalf of the fledgling Football Association in England 1863. The game was based on Cambridge rules football playedat Public Schools.
soccer is American for football
There are 17 rules in soccer. They can be found in the FIFA Laws of the Game. www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/lotg_en_55753.pdf
Because it began as a kicking-oriented game and is one of the world's football codes, along with association football (soccer), Rugby football, Gaelic football, and Australian rules football.
"if you are talking about AFL football then Afl is older then soccer The first game if soccer was played in 1872, November 30th The first game of football was played in 1858, August 7th" WRONG. The dates are right, officially, but the actual game of Association Football (Soccer) is far older, the OFFICIAL rules were made during this period; and although the first official game of American Football was played "first", American Football is actually a VARIATION of Association Football AND Rugby Football. So how can it be OLDER if it's based on Association Football? Foolish child.
soccer = football "a game of soccer" = "a football match"
Sheffield FC founded in 1857 is the oldest football club that plays soccer. They originally played by Sheffield rules changing to Football Association rules in 1877.AnswerThe 'Laws of the game' for Assosiation football (Soccer) were coded by the Football Association in 1863. The first ever soccer match was played on Barnes common at Mortlake, London on 19th December 1863 between Barnes football club and Richmond football club. The Barnes club was captained by E.C. Morley who founded the Barnes club and wrote the 'Laws of the Game' for and behalf of the Football Association. The purpose of the game was to test the new code of football. Out of the two clubs only the Barnes Club was registered with the Football Association so by default this makes them the first Association Football Club to play a game of Soccer. The game ended 0-0