is soccer and football the same?

soccer - soccer and football are they two different things or they the same.
in the US football is different than soccer
By Pete
Goa, India
November 12, 2008 10:30am CST
is soccer and football the same?? why are they different?? anyone has any idea??
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11 responses
• 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.
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• Goa, India
15 Nov 08
i dont think that the rest of the world apart from US calls it soccer. i hear football for most of the matches that i see and the world cup is also call football world cup. anyways thanks for the reply. happy mylotting!!!!!!!!!!
• Netherlands
12 Nov 08
I think there's a difference. If you say "soccer" the whole world knows your talking about the sport where you have to shoot the ball in the net. If you say "football" it could be taken as soccer or as American football.
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• Portugal
12 Nov 08
if you say football the whole world (not USA) will understand football(shoot the ball in the net)...in the USA you have to say soccer or else they'll thinks its american football...
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• India
12 Nov 08
soccer and the football are same. the is no difference between them, in us people call football as soccer.
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• Portugal
12 Nov 08
just like you said...
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• India
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"
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@Sephrox (397)
• Brazil
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.
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@malfaiate (114)
• Portugal
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.
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@23uday (2998)
• India
12 Nov 08
Hi frnds, The soccer and the football is same in their is no difference between both are same to play in the ground.
@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Obviously in America football and soccer are completely different sports, but in Europe and the rest of the world soccer and football are the same sport.
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@arialgrs (130)
• Greece
12 Nov 08
I think is the same, the only difference is that in America the football they call it soccer.. I hope I help you :)
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• India
12 Nov 08
I think there is no difference between soccer and football.Both represent the same game.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Soccer is played over a net, while football is thrown across the field..
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