One of the best-known differences between British and American English is the fact that the sport known as football in Great Britain is usually called soccer in the United States. Because the sport originated in England, it is often assumed that soccer is an Americanism. In fact, the word is thoroughly British in origin.
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England Football unites every part of the game, from grassroots football to the England national teams. England Football creates more chances for people to play, coach and support football.
The history of football/soccer in England. People have been playing football for over 3,000 years. Nobody can tell where it was played for the first time. There is evidence that it was played in Japan, China, Rome and Greece. But the birthplace of modern soccer is Britain (both England and Scotland). Although it was a war game (The first football game took place in the east of England - where the locals played 'football' with the severed head of a Danish Prince they had defeated in a battle.)
What is called football by most of the rest of the world, including UK English speakers, is known as soccer or European football in the USA and Canada.
It is a mark of the instability of our times that the game of association football in England may have a chance of changing for the better. That there is still no guarantee should go without saying.
To most of the rest of the world, (including England, the birthplace of the modern sport,) it’s football. But what most people don’t know is that the word “soccer” is not in fact an ...
They're both correct, depending on where you're using the term. The name "soccer" is actually the older name for the sport, even in Britain. Some time in the 19th C., however, the name changed to "football" in the UK, probably due to the rise of Association matches.