Whats the difference between football and soccer?
• United States
18 Mar 08
Two totally different games but they both use a ball LOL. Here's a link for American Football http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football which I call Gridiron and another link for soccer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(soccer). However there is also English football that we call Rugby in New Zealand and here is a link with more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_in_England. There are different types of rugby games too, like rugby, rugby sevens, aussie rules and so on. I might have missed a few. Hope that helps to clarify the differences. Don't worry I still get confused at times LOL
18 Mar 08
UK football is what you call soccer. 11 men each side, 22 in total. you have no padding and is supposed to be a non contact sport. you play using a round ball and the object of the game is to score in the oppents goal. you cannot use your hands and then there are many many rules to go with the game....................... American football to us here in the UK is what you lot call football in America. not sure how mnay people you have on each team. wimps who wear lots of padding and have to run with the ball to touch down in oppents half...... your version of football is very similar to what we call rugby yet we do not wear all the protective gear.
24 Mar 08
The person who told you that does not speak English. It must speak American. Americans call football "soccer", and they use the term "football" for a local sport, otherwise known as "American Football". The two sports have a common root from which also derived rugby, Australian Football, Canadian Football or Gaelic Football.
18 Mar 08
Football is what all countries except America, call the game where you play with a round ball that you kick into goals. Soccer is what Americans call this game. Football to Americans is what all the other countries call rugby, which is the game you play with an oval ball that is carried from one end of the pitch to the other. Americans are just being awkward.