'Soccer' comes from the word 'association'. The 'Football Association' was formed in England to administer the Sport. It was an association of Football clubs. The game they administered became known as 'Association Football' to differentiate it from 'Rugby Football' which was also invented in the 19th Century.
The English Football Association created the first widely accepted official rules of the game in 1863, dubbing the game association football. These rules were known as the "Laws of the Game."
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Football in England is run by the Football Association. Rugby is known as Rugby Football. To distinguish between the two people called football Association Football. The word 'association' was eventually shortened to 'soccer' by the general public.
The FA, also known as the Football Association, is the governing body of English Football.
In the UK, soccer is known as Football.The name soccer derives from association football to distinguish from American Football.
Association football (also known as football or soccer) is the most widely played sport in the world. An estimated 3.5 billion have some interest in association football, either playing or watching it.
American football was first known as association football. The world knows soccer by the name "football," rather than American football.
Gerard Pique plays Association football, which is also known as soccer.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association. It is more commonly known as FIFA.