soccer or football!

September 22, 2008 5:40pm CST
having gone to school with quite a few americans,soccer got used alot in our school,but i cant stand calling the great game soccer and much prefer football,what about you?
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
19 Oct 08
The term soccer comes from Association Football, and it was invented by the American not to make a confusion between Association Football and American Football. Worldwide the sport you're referring to is called football, because there is no reason to be called otherwise. Only a few countries have other types of football: Canadian Football, American Football, Australian Football, Gaelic Football. Rugby football is simply called rugby so there's no confusion with football. Call it football, because it's the right name for it!