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Because someone in the U.S. invented a much better, and infinitely manlier sport that they called football. There was no need to further take up such a great name with an ultimately failed and stupid girly sport. NOT true at all, first soccer is just a nickname for the original Football, the original name for American Football is Gridiron. The united states tried to change the name football into soccer because they want to be dominant of everything. Football (for americans soccer) is really called football all over the world except th U.S.

P.S, football is the most pupular sport in the world, more pupular than Gridiron.

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13y ago

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"Soccer" was an English invention, coming from the "soc" in "association football." It never caught on there, but it became a useful term in countries where another code of football is prominent (primarily USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand).

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The English taught them. The term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford "-er" abbreviation of the word "association." The sport's full name is Association Football.

The term later fell out of favor in England as the sport went international. This doesn't appear to phase the English who never tire of poking fun at a name they invented.

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It comes from Association Football. It was shortened to assoc. Then this was changed to soccer. It isn't called football in the U.S because they already had another sport with the same name.

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The American had a form of football already so they decide to somehow related AsSOCiation to soccer. they took the letters SOC and called it Soccer.

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