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Because the game was invented here, a long time before American "Football". Question really ought to be, why do you call football "soccer". Grrr!

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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.

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Q: Why do they call soccer football in Europe?
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What do they call soccer in Europe?

football.


What do you call football in Europe?

Football/Soccer is called football and NFL would be called American football.


Was soccer originated in Europe?

Football/ Soccer was invented in England, which is part of Europe.


Do they really call soccer football in Sweden?

Only Americans call soccer...soccer! (everywhere else it is known as football)


What is another name for a soccer game?

Americans call it soccer, however in Europe and through out the would it is known as football. For example in spanish it called futbal.


Why does America call soccer soccer?

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


Is soccer the same thing as football?

In the USA football (NFL) is what we call American football in the UK. What is called soccer in the USA is what we call football.


When wikianswers come up with football in an american question do they mean football or soccer?

Americans call soccer soccer, and football football!


Is soccer right or football?

their both right because U.S.A call soccer and England call football


What does FIFA represent?

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.


Why Brazil call soccer football?

Brazil call it futebol, portuguese translation of football, referring to association football known in the states as soccer


What do they call soccer in Australia?

Generally people just call it Soccer but some people who actually play, coach or watch a high level of Soccer/Football will call it Football.


What is the favorite in Georgia?

football which they call soccer! football to them is soccer!


What is soccer called in Europe?

Football


Whats better football or soccer?

Football demands far more skill than gridiron [steroid ball]. You have to be fit to play football and have technical abilities. Depends on what you mean. If you are comparing American football with normal football (aka soccer), then undoubtedly, if you take a global perspective, the answer is normal football, or soccer. If you are wondering what to call the sport, then call it football. Do not call it soccer.


How is soccer in Europe played?

what is soccer, do you mean football. thats the probem.


What is the common name for soccer in Europe?

Soccer is the same thing a "football".


What do people from England call soccer?

People in England call soccer 'Football'.


What do they call soccer in Iceland?

They call it football.


National sport of nigeria?

the national sport of nigiria is soccer or what they call football the national sport of nigiria is soccer or what they call football


Do they play football in haiti?

yes but they call soccer football so technically they are playing soccer


How much does it cost to make one soccer ball a football in European football?

A soccer ball is the same thing as a football in Europe. So it's free if you have a soccer ball because it already is a European football.


What country calls soccer football?

England and most of Europe, by the way, only America, Australia, Ireland, much of Canada and South Africa call it "soccer", even though the English invented the game as "association football".


Why did America call it football?

America call it soccer.


Why do people in the UK call football soccer?

They don't. Although the term "soccer" originated there, most places (including the UK) simply call it football. Only in places where another type of football is popular (American football, Gaelic football, Australian rules football, etc.) is the term "soccer" used.