American football was first known as association football. The world knows soccer by the name "football," rather than American football.
English football in America is called Soccer or American football in England is like rugby =)
American football evolved from rugby, soccer and other sports that were, at the time, all called "football." American football simply never obtained another name (as opposed to rugby and soccer) in the country that created it.
There is no notable football team (American football, or soccer) in the world which goes by the name of 'Bazil'. However, there is F.C. Basel of Switzerland, which has a similarly spelt/pronounced name.
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.
Minnesota is a state in the United States. Its land is called Minnesota.
If you're referring to faking an injury, then in American football, no. In soccer (called football pretty much everywhere except the US) it's often called "simulation."
At first, the NFL was called the American Professional Football Association but the name was changed after two years to National Football League. There was no real reason behind the name change.
Because football is its original name, as the ball is kicked by the foot. It is called football around the vast majority of the world, it is only in America where 'American Football' is so popular it is called soccer. Soccer is sometimes used in Australia due to Australian Rules Football. Both American and Australian Rules football are variations of soccer (football) hence there names.
While it was organized professional football that would become the NFL, it was called the American Professional Football Conference and formed August 20, 1920. The NFL itself, using the name National Football League, was formed in June , 1922.