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Anonymous asked in SportsFootball (Soccer)Other - Soccer · 2 months ago

Why do British people think only Americans call it soccer?

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  • Axiom
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Because it's the truth. We never hear of an 'American Football' world cups do we,because it is something not to be taken seriously. It's Rugby in a costume.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because their version of football is rugby.

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  • 1 month ago

    Some people take a very ‘superior’ attitude for this issue. At last Count eleven nations call the game soccer. In these countries, they already have a national game with the word ‘football’ in it.

    Having grown up with both American games, it takes me about five seconds to figure out which game someone is talking about. I wish people could just get over it! 

    Soccerref

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  • 1 month ago

    Why is football called "football" in America when it looks more like rugby and you use your hands 99% of the time instead of your foot! 

    Maybe American "football" should be called RUGBY!!! or maybe "American Rugby". Soccer on the other hand is the real football game since 99% of the time you use your foot and is rightfully called FOOTBALL by 90% of the world sport fan.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not only British people think that and not even only Europeans. And there are very few other nations beside Americans who call it soccer.

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  • J
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ignorance, some of them. It was also called soccer in UK during my youth, around the 1950's.

  • jimmy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lon is correct, Canadians and Australians call it soccer too.

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  • 2 months ago

    Do they?

    Basically, nations that seriously play soccer call it Football.

    The rest of us call it Soccer. Or Rocket League.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We don't....Canadians and Australians call it that too.

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