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If people have a problem with Americans calling soccer its name then why don't the football purists call their sport kickball?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nThe sport of football has been called football long before american football was introduced. Why should people who are used to calling there sport …football for generations have to change the name. I belive many fans would be against a name change of their sports on both sides of the Atlantic and we have to learn to live with the way the sports are named in different countries.\n. \n Answer \n. \nFootball is the official name for soccer. Soccer comes from association football. Only in the USA and canada do they say soccer.\n. \nThe global name for football is of course football. The global name for american football is gridiron. Gridiron is a code of handball and not football.\n. \nFootball is a sport where players control the ball with their feet and only football does this.\n. \nFootball has been played for many centuries but had no official rules.\n. \nThe british created rules for football in 1848. After that many codes of handball arose including rugger and gridiron, none of which are codes of football. \n. \nAmericans will have to change their activity to gridiron as the official name. (MORE)