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Is America the only country that calls football soccer?

it really seems strange to call your national sport another sports name. American football is played by hand for the most part. Football is football for most of the intelligent world.

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American football which was originally called Gridiron, was later named football after many of the "no-hands" rules were added. Both sports were invented around mid 19th century, so the names sorta stick after 100+ years.

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No in America we don't call football soccer....we call soccer soccer,because that's what it is. They also have "American Football" in other countries as well....such as Canada.

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If you play football in South Africa, you will be playing rugby.
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Canada is also the only other country in the world that officially calls football soccer.
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here we have American football, which is a different sport.

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Hey justin. Ik you probably dont have time for a small town girl but it would make me so happy if you respond to this!
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Until five years ago football was called soccer in Australia, too.
But then, we used to call American football "gridiron" so I guess there's not much hope for us. 8<{

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...and Aussie rules is another animal?
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Yes indeed, Koki. Aerial ping pong.
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Isn't Aussie rules "legal mauling"?? Ha,ha.
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Nah, that's rugby league. Actually Aussie Rules is a pretty good game once you get to understand what's happening. It ain't obvious.
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