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The origins of American football are linked to Rugby, also called football, where the hands are used more often than the feet in terms of controlling possession of a game ball, and in turn stems from association football ("soccer"), from which all such games are variations of.

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Q: Why do Americans call it football when most of the time players use their hands?
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