With American football already popular in North America and being popularly known as football, Association football needed a new name to distinguish it in the United States, so it was called soccer.
Soccer is played with a round ball that can be kicked and headed. American football, however, is more of a rugby type game in which the oblong shaped ball is thrown and passed as well as kicked. In the rest of the world, however, the word ‘football’ does not mean ‘American football’. It means Association Football, also known as soccer.
Soccer is called Association football, or more commonly simply football in most of the world. In America, the word football refers to American football, which has more in common with rugby than with soccer.
Football is the term used for many common games under the umbrella, while soccer is just one among them. 2. In different football games, the players can use the hands, feet, or whole body to move the ball, while in soccer only the feet can be used.
Although the name soccer came out of the UK, there it is predominantly called football, while elsewhere in a few English speaking countries colonized by the British it is called soccer. You will find that soccer is still the main term for the game in countries in which there is another major sport called football (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia).
By John M. Cunningham. © Mikael Damkier/Dreamstime.com. One of the best-known differences between British and American English is the fact that the sport known as football in Great Britain is usually called soccer in the United States. Because the sport originated in England, it is often assumed that soccer is an Americanism.
Definition of football. 1 : any of several games played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: such as. a British : soccer. b British : rugby.
Football involves team kicking a ball for the purpose of scoring. A football game represents confrontation, competition, and ambition but also that you have to be careful in choosing your friends or career. If you dream of scoring goals in a world cup, African nation’s cup, or any other tournaments, congratulations.