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    What is the origin of the word Soccer? USA/Canada and Italy are the only 2 countries where the word football is not used.

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    Re: Soccer

    Quote Originally Posted by Pippo View Post
    What is the origin of the word Soccer? USA/Canada and Italy are the only 2 countries where the word football is not used.

    I believe it comes from ''Association Football''. Used in America to differentiate from American Football. Didnt know it was used in Italy though.
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    Re: Soccer

    Always wondered about that myself. Thanks, Chris.
    Pippo, here's a link to Wiki for the fellow credited (blamed?) for coining the term Charles Wreford-Brown

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    Re: Soccer

    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.[1][2][3] It is a football variant played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal in the centre of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.

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    Re: Soccer

    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.[1][2][3] It is a football variant played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal in the centre of each of the short ends..

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    Re: Soccer

    The origin of the word soccer can be attributed to different countries. As you probably know already, the game itself wasn't invented by the English, but it was them who popularized it and organized it under a strict set of rules.
    Nowadays, the word soccer is usually attributed to Americans, but just like the above example, it was not the Americans who first used or invented the word, they were simply the ones that used it to full effect.

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    Re: Soccer

    Interesting.

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