How do British people call "football" in North America which is quite different from "soccer" ?

@dennislv (134)
Shanghai, China
September 28, 2013 11:59pm CST
I know Americans call Association Football "soccer", which in England is simply called "football". Then, how do English people call "football in North America"? American Rugby? American Football?
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@owlwings (38856)
• Cambridge, England
29 Sep 13
It is referred to as "American Football" in the UK.
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@dennislv (134)
• Shanghai, China
29 Sep 13
Thanks. Do you say "American rugby" anyway?
@owlwings (38856)
• Cambridge, England
29 Sep 13
@dennislv No. Rugby football is just "rugby" (there are actually two different varieties with different rules. If one needs to make a distinction one refers to either Rugby Union or Rugby League but both may be referred to as simply "rugby"). American football is a completely different game from Association Football. "Football" in America commonly refers to American football, while "football" in England always refers to 'soccer' or Association Football. There are other varieties of the game (such as Irish football and Australian football) which may be referred to simply as 'football' in their own countries.