is soccer and football the same?
• United States
15 Nov 08
there is american football wich takes real skill because you can throw kick run with the ball and catch the ball. i guess the name football only partially covers the american version. The rest of the world refers to soccer as football. This version only the goaly can use his hands and every one else can only kick or head the ball.
12 Nov 08
what americans call soccer is called football everywhere else in the world. there is in an international body governing this sport, so its safe to say that american soccer and british football are exactly the same sport. the offical name of the sport is association football. its governing body is called as FIFA, from french "Federation internationale de football associatif" all this is complicated by the fact that america has its own game called football with helmets and touch downs. the game is completely american and to ditinguish from the soccer other countires call it as "american football"
12 Nov 08
English courses here in Brazil name this sport soccer. But i will try to teach them that only us residents and a few countries (very few indeed) around the world call it soccer... Just search for the national football associations around the world. Only USA, Canada and American Samoa has "soccer" in the association official name.
12 Nov 08
Soccer and football different? No, everything the same.What's messing you up? well In the USA , there is a sport that is American Footbal, played with and Oval ball(in someway i see it as a crossover of rugby and soccer). To shorten the term they just call it Football. Footbal as we know in Europe(and rest of the world most likely) is played with a normal ball, eleven against eleven.In the USA because of the shortage of terms, American Football is just football and Football(as we know in Europe) is Soccer.