The full name for "soccer" is "Association Football," which is so called to differentiate it from other games called Football. Association Football has so many syllables that it has been shortened to "Football." Then when Americans made there own football they renamed it soccer. Americans and Americans only call it soccer
Technically speaking, football is soccer. In Austalia they have a sport called football, and that's why the original football is called soccer (confusing lol). But in most countries, soccer is football.
Soccer is called in Egypt football
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.
Football/Soccer is called football and NFL would be called American football.
Soccer and football is the same sport witha different name, it is called football in the uk and soccer in the u.s.
In any where outside North America soccer is called football
In Québec, american football and canadian football are called football, while the sport with the round-shaped ball you only play with your feet is called soccer. For european francophones, soccer is called football.
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
It was called "association football", which then was shortened to "Assoc" which then turned to "Soccer"
UK- football pitch. US- soccer pitch, soccer field.
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.
it was originally called football everywhere but people started calling it soccer short for soccer association
Football as in soccer is called voetbal Football as in American Football is called American Football
it is not called football in the united states because we allready have a sport called football
Its called Football, not Soccer. Football was developed in Britain, not America. Spain developed football after we introduced it to them.
the question should be why is football called soccer in the states? doesnt it make sense that a game played almost entirely using your feet be called football?
football or footbol
soccer! It was called fut-ball it was called football