Because the game was invented here, a long time before American "Football". Question really ought to be, why do you call football "soccer". Grrr! ---- Soccer is an English coloquial version of the phrase 'Association Football' .The game is called Football NOT Soccer. The word 'Soccer' was used to describe on particular form of league of football.
technically it is called football it is just that america has another sport called football so they had to call it soccer.
well isaved when you press "Save". <P> <P>I have often wondered about that myself. North American football is a version of rugby, real football is only called "soccer" in English speaking North America.</P> n most countrys football is called soccer and soccer is called football.
Football is played all over the world by many diffrent cultured. However in some countrys call it diffrent things. like soccer
Soccer was once called Football but now they call it soccer. But some people also use the word football when referring to soccer.
Association football gained the nickname "soccer" in 1871 when the Rugby Football Union was founded. Both sports were called "football", so people called Association football "soccer" and Rugby football "rugger". Although "rugger" is rarely used anymore, the name "soccer" persists in several countries.
In England, soccer is called football (association football).
soccer! It was called fut-ball it was called football
In any where outside North America soccer is called football
UK- football pitch. US- soccer pitch, soccer field.
Soccer comes from Association Football, if they just called it football then it would get mixed up with American football. Association Football is abbreviated assoc which then changed to soccer. I call it football
"American football" is what football is called in England. This is because the names "associated football" and "football" are already used for soccer.