The origins of American football are linked to Rugby, also called football, where the hands are used more often than the feet in terms of controlling possession of a game ball, and in turn stems from association football ("soccer"), from which all such games are variations of.
because it is actually called football not soccer. it's the Americans who called it soccer, because they decided to invent their own football, which is more like rugby. And they shouldn't call it football, as they handle the ball (if you can call it that, considering it's not even round) with their hands more than feet. So why not ask the Americans why their version of football is not called a handball or something along these lines? lol
Football-player following girl.
Because Americans are idiots they call a sport football after there already was a sport called football there was many arguements so Oxford created the term soccer which is short for associated football
Rugby and American football are two completely different games. Americans refer to rugby as rugby, and American football as football.
because when they call out they raise there hands to get the player with the balls attention
They can, but most people will initially think they are talking about American Football when they do.
"jouer au foot / jouer au football" Americans call football "soccer"; Europeans call the American football game "American football"
Only Americans call soccer...soccer! (everywhere else it is known as football)
They don't call it football they call it fussball. This means football in English. They call it football like most European countries because they aren't idiots like the americans.
Of course if you're referring to the real football that is. Otherwise very very rarely. I sometimes think why did they call their sport "football". Assuming you mean American soccer, players only play with their feet. The only times you aren't kicking the ball is if there is a throw in or you are a goalkeeper, who is allowed to use his hands.
The sport that Americans call "Football" as played by the NFL is called "Football Americano" in Italy. The sport that Americans call "Soccer" as sanctioned by FIFA is called "Calcio" in Italy.
Fútbol. What Americans call soccer.
Since people speak Portuguese in Brazil, they call soccer players "jogadores de futebol", which literally means "players of football/soccer".
Americans call soccer soccer, and football football!
in the UK football (what Americans call soccer) is the most popular sport
American football and what the world calls football which Americans call soccer
football......what you Americans call soccer
Football (the americans call it soccer !)
11. Football is what you call "soccer". your sport is AMERICAN football :) one word makes the world of differences
Football (Not American football "Soccer" as Americans call it) other sports, Nothing special
"Le football " (soccer in American English - what the Americans call football is called in French "le football amÃ©ricain").
The full name for "soccer" is "Association Football," which is so called to differentiate it from other games called Football. Association Football has so many syllables that it has been shortened to "Football." Then when Americans made there own football they renamed it soccer. Americans and Americans only call it soccer