Football. The original game was called football, a varient of the games played by English villages, it was more like rugby, but with no rules. After the laws of football were formed in 19c, England. Ellis, at, Rugby school, picked up the ball in a throwback to the old game and laws and game of rugby came into being, all other other similar sports are throwbacks to the original game and formulation of the laws of football, and rugby formed in England during the 19c. that was the first and is football, it is said that during the macking of the rules, the game was called association football, and the soccer came from that, possible, but I've only heard it called football.
I call it football because I was born and brought up in England where the game originated. Football, football, football! Not soccer, which is a combination of two words, (assoc + er), and was invented I think by the Australians and perhaps the Americans who didn't want to confuse football with...err...football. Both countries have their own version of football, which is, of course, not football, but more akin to rugby (sometimes known as rugger).
The oldest game of football still played in Derbyshire, England, is the Shrovetide football game between the Uppers and Darners (Downers) in the village of Ashbourne. It has been going for hundreds of years. I have a hub in which it appears (cultural differences between dutch and english!) and there's more detail in that. Suffice to say that it is a rough, tough game and was originally played, rumour has it, with the head of anyone executed at the time!
for me its always FOOTBALL
but one thing.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Just enjoy sports.
In UK, Football is referred to as Football or Footie - a popular slang.
Soccer, Football. Potato-Pohtato. Doesn't matter what you call the sport, just worship it!
by Freegoldman4 years ago
Is it swimming, basket ball or hockey?
by ngureco24 months ago
Why Is American Football Called Football And Not Soccer?
by James Kenny6 months ago
Why is the English Premier League so popular?
by Nell Rose7 years ago
we are gonna thrash ya! ha ha England 3- America 0(please note this is just for fun, don't wanta start an argument!) What do you think the scores are going to be?
by Justin Choo6 years ago
Football is called soccer in the US.My question is : Where did the term "soccer" originate?
by scoop5 years ago
Where did football originate?
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