Football has more participants than any other sport on earth. Soccer is a nickname for football.
What happened was that at the time it was called football but it was actually played like soccer. When they changed the rules to football (which then made it more like rugby), they kept the old football rules and just called that sport soccer.
They are both the same sport, unless you referring to American Football and soccer, in which case then American Football is much more dangerous.
of course soccer. Le DUUHHHH!!!
They're both the same sport..
Soccer is played 100 times more!
The most commonly played sport in America is American Football. As Basketball and Soccer are also played often, one might argue that they are played more commonly. However, as of November of 2021, Football has over 90 million players. Therefore it is more common.
football American soccer or english football is the most popular sport in the world, being played by more people than american football and baseball combined.