Posted by: hunterwaters | July 1, 2010

World Cup – ‘Soccer’ vs ‘Football’

As the World Cup continues in South Africa, one of the obvious questions is WHY do Americans call the game ‘soccer,’ when the rest of the world calls it ‘football’?

Finally, someone got to the bottom of it.

“Coupled with their team’s humiliating exit from the World Cup it might be another rude awakening to the Brits that soccer isn’t an American term, it is actually an English one. And it isn’t some modern fad that shows disrespect to the world’s most popular sport, it dates back to the earliest days of the game’s professional history.”

Yahoo Sports has more on this, but in the meantime, I’ll just wait until the fall for more “football.”

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