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Old 06-11-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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The whole world calls the sport "Football" (more than 5 billion people), even in the old continent and including the people who invented the english language...

Players use a foot and a ball... Football.

Why the U.S. Nationals refer to the sport as "Soccer" and use the word "Football" to refer to a sport that is played with their hands and an oval?

Anyone knows why?

 
Old 06-11-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Because Americans like to be difficult and are always right.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Because Americans like to be difficult and are always right.
Very good your explanation.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Very good your explanation.
My dh is rooting for Brazil to win the cup.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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To aggravate the "football" fans of the world.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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My dh is rooting for Brazil to win the cup.
Thank you very, very much.
We will strive do not disappoint you.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Thank you very, very much.
We will strive do not disappoint you.
Of course, we'd prefer for Scotland to be in it and to win, but....
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Because we want to.

BTW.....The foot is used in American football on kickoffs, punts and free kicks.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Because we want to.

BTW.....The foot is used in American football on kickoffs, punts and free kicks.
I believe football (soccer) was invented before American football which descended from British rugby.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I believe football (soccer) was invented before American football which descended from British rugby.
So? Do folks gripe about Aussie Rules Football for the same reason? Heck, in the Aussie game, they actually dribble the ball.
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