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BennDover BennDover 46-50, M 6 Answers Jul 20, 2012

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"Soccer" was a term first used in Britain long ago--they switched to "football", we just kept the old term. "Football" (US) probably comes because the game developed from rugby football.

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Also, there used to be a lot more kicking in early football. As the passing game into vogue the shape of the ball even changed to make it easier to throw as opposed to kicking it.

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Hmm... I guess because the game starts with kicking the ball, and it's also how you get field goals... I can't explain away the soccer term though.

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To confuse the foreigners?

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I call it futbol

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