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Where did the name 'football' come from?


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Answered 2014-07-09 12:17:23

The word 'football' is from the English language. It is a compound of two words 'foot' and 'ball' that cannot be translated literally into any other language without creating a corresponding compound. The origins of the words etymology are vague. The circumstantial evidence points to a medieval ball game played on foot that to varying degrees included carrying the ball and manipulating the ball with the feet. All modern codes of football allow for both carrying and kicking of the ball.

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