"American football" is what football is called in England. This is because the names "associated football" and "football" are already used for soccer.
Most people in Britain call the game football.
We call it football.
Other nations call it soccer.
It is football in Britain, and soccer in America.
According to the FIFA rules
technically it is called football it is just that america has another sport called football so they had to call it soccer.
In any where outside North America soccer is called football
English football in America is called Soccer or American football in England is like rugby =)
Its called Football, not Soccer. Football was developed in Britain, not America. Spain developed football after we introduced it to them.
in north america
In football, the Dallas Cowboys are called America's team.
Federation International of Football Association .They call it Football because the original soccer is Football. But in America they call it soccer but its really called Football.
Because in America, there is already a sport called football. So we had to name the original football something else to distinguish it.
The sport that Americans call "Football" as played by the NFL is called "Football Americano" in Italy. The sport that Americans call "Soccer" as sanctioned by FIFA is called "Calcio" in Italy.
In America it was called Association football. People combined association player to "aSOCCiation" playER"to "Soccer".
soccer... more commonly spelled futbol. Internationally, the game of American football is known as 'gridiron'. The vast majority of the world calls soccer football. Only in North America is football called soccer and gridiron called football.