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Quote WisTex Replybullet Topic: Is it called Soccer or Football?
    Posted: 23 Sept 2003 at 1:12pm

In the U.S., they call it soccer so it won't be confused with American Football, but the rest of the world thinks it should be called football.

So, what do you think it should be called?

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Quote trinid Replybullet Posted: 02 Oct 2003 at 1:25am
It shoud be football.  Just look at the way the game is played in comparison to American football.  It just not logical.  A simple fact; football is played  with the feet not with the hands.  American football should be called Soccer.  That gam more look like a "soccer" match.
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Quote world42 Replybullet Posted: 09 Oct 2003 at 5:24am
I think it should be called Soccer everywhere, because then there would be no confusion.  Everyone knows what Soccer is.  But with two different meanings of football (soccer vs. American football) it gets confusing.  They should just change the name of football to soccer to make everyone's life easier.
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Quote gillthebean Replybullet Posted: 14 Nov 2003 at 7:22pm
It's not called soccer only in the US... in most parts of Africa (including South Afica, where I'm from), Australia and New Zealand, it's called soccer.
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Quote Duck Sauce Replybullet Posted: 14 Nov 2003 at 8:30pm

Originally posted by gillthebean

It's not called soccer only in the US... in most parts of Africa (including South Afica, where I'm from), Australia and New Zealand, it's called soccer.

And here I thought it was just those wacky Americans!

 

 

Wait a minute...

I'm an American.

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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 09 Dec 2003 at 1:00am
Originally posted by Duck Sauce

Originally posted by gillthebean

It's not called soccer only in the US... in most parts of Africa (including South Afica, where I'm from), Australia and New Zealand, it's called soccer.

And here I thought it was just those wacky Americans!

 

 

Wait a minute...

I'm an American.

And apparently a wacky one at that!  

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Quote belizean039 Replybullet Posted: 11 Jan 2005 at 6:23pm
Hell, USA is the ONLY country in the WORLD that calls it 'soccer', and the game is played with the 'foot'! Now if that isn't a joke! What the americans refer to as 'football' is played with the 'hands'  99% of the time, except for kicking a field goal or punting the ball. What madness!
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Quote ilam96 Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2005 at 2:49pm
this one's easy, i don't care how its called, i like watching the sport being played so either way it doesn't matter to me
I agree wid u belizean039, its hilarious
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 29 July 2005 at 12:06am

There are a lot of things in English that don't make sense.  American Football is usually thrown, not kicked.  We drive on a parkway, but park on a driveway.  The highway isn't always elevated. People at the airport want to pre-board the plane.  What does pre-board mean?  To get on before you get on?  Then they keep telling me to get ON the plane, but I'd rather get IN the plane.  Let some daredevil get ON the plane.

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Quote mickey Replybullet Posted: 30 July 2005 at 9:00pm

the rest of the world should call it football

and america should call it soccer

no need to change

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