This thred: *discussion of 50+ comments* We Italians: We call it "Calcio" wich mean "Kick" because we kick a lot🤙🏾
I’m from Jamaica and we were originally ruled under the Queen of England but the country wanted independence and blah blah blah but there are some things we still do like we still have it as football and not soccer.
KKonaW cos to řek?
Actually the British 1st called it soccer. They change the name later and the US just kept using the original name.
Football is played by ball and the foot by the players and the goalie defends his goal from the ball shot by the other team . Its football . Don't ever call it soccer . You can call us American football Americans.
My back Garden is older then the whole of fucking America
England made football first tho
The uk called it soccer up until 80 years ago they introduced the sport in the US as "soccer" so it stuck SO FUCK THEM
What bout cricket
It makes me anayoyed how y'all think we speak so posh when we dont
How did the usa character have such an aggressively American accent so subtly
Soccer comes from association football, its a British slang Americans picked up
Don’t they also call it soccer in Australia?
My favorite sport is always soccer but I need to wear a helmet because I'm gonna get kicked in the face with the ball
U.S.A: "soccer" What u hear: "sucker" ✌️😂
Say soccer in London and you’d get stabbed by machetes. Just to help the foreigners out (Americans and other countries)
Yeah except soccer was actually the abbreviation of “Association Football” which was used and recognized as the official name for the sport since there were many different sports with different rules being called football at the time (including American football). However as the sport gained popularity in Europe there was no longer a need to distinguish this particular type of football as Association football (soccer) and they just called it football except in America and Australia where they had different sports using those names. So America and Australia kept the original name for the sport they didn’t make it up
America: But... The UK called it soccer so we called it soccer? UK: Unfortunately for you, history will not see it that way.
How about LegBall xD
Yeah they are really suckers
In America, our Football is an offshoot of Rugby.
Soccer comes from Association Football. USA sucks at it.
Ehhh I like Soccer more anyway
As a kid I used to always think it was pronounced as, "sock her" instead of soccer, and I would get so confused when people said it the 'wrong' way.
Fùtball and Football
J’adore c’est si drôle 🤣
The UK used soccer first then the us did the same but then the UK said that it sounds to America so they use football
I'm in America, and when I'm talking about soccer, I just say "The real football". It makes people angry and it's hilarious.
The accent he did for uk is stereotypical
ITS CALLED “SOCCER” BECAUSE they SOCK THE BALL. THEY “BOOT” IT OR “KICK” IT.
USA: but we have our own football. Him: oh, right. It's the one where you don't use your feet and a ball doesn't look like a ball...
Soccer is the British slang for it. It’s short for “association football” the suffix “er” is popular in England, hence “tenner” and “fiver”
That’s kinda rude
Can I say something... I’m Albanian and um we call “ Football”
even in spanish we call it football just written like fútbol
That's not right tho. It was called football because it was played on foot. Most other sports were played on horseback back when football was created. America is a newer nation, so they realized they didn't have to specify that it was played on foot since practically ever sport is played on foot as well.
Well to be fair the UK was actually the firsr to call it soccer and at the time the US was still influenced by the British quite a lot so thats what they called it and when the British switched and started calling it football the US kept calling it soccer.
It’s called foot ball because the ball used to play the game must be at least a foot long and no less than a foot
Wait where was football / soccer invented ?
Gridiron football, should just be handball then
Soccer is actually short for "association football". Soccer is Oxford slang. Oxford slang added -er to the end of a word to make it salng, so soccer was first asoccer, then shortened to soccer.
as an american, i hate the american football. soccer is so much better
Imagine us really named soccer after that
I saw somewhere that the British came up with the term soccer as a slang for football and it just stuck in America.
The worst thing is that soccar was made up by one of our own British footballers. Betrayed by one of our own.
We also call it Soccer, but I'm not part of the USA. I'm Australian. And instead of football it's "footy" Because we're too lazy to say "Football". Yep.
As an American. I feel that in my bones. Good thing I preferred playing futbol/football(soccer)
Dude soccer means sock the ball not a sock
Funny thing is how many people DON'T know that Americans actually have GRIDIRON, not football.
It was originally soccer.
Copy and pasted from google: The word "soccer" comes from the use of the term "association football" in Britain and goes back 200 years. "Association football" became "soccer." After these two sports spread across the Atlantic, Americans invented their own variant of the game that they simply called "football" in the early 1900s
Why do we do it? Because.
i just realised soccers' pronunciation is like sucker
and it sucks
When you're too independant:
BRUH I play soccer and I am soccer 19
Do one about imperial units. That really grinds my gears
It was brits that named is Soccer btw...
Footballs were originally a foot long, that's why it's called football you dimwit
This would be great for countryhumans honestly sorry for most of the ppl who think im weird for liking countryhumans -~-
This is exactly how it happened!!! 😄
Soccer is short for association football, made up by an Englishman🧍🏻♀️
I luv the childish idc attitude and expressions 😂
i hate to be that guy but ACKSHUALLY, britain was the one who came up with the word “soccer”, which is why americans use soccer. the british stopped using the word soccer, but america never stopped
That English accent was chef's kiss tho💙🤣
When Britain starts winning wars again they will be more then welcome to start naming sports and inventing inferior measurements
Omg why is everyone taking this so seriously. Like guys chill, it’s a joke 😭
The reason it’s called foot ball is bec the ball is 1 foot
Which football is better? 🏈 or ⚽️
As a British person I can say you British accent is very good
In ireland alot if people say soccer aswell cause we have a different football.... where you can use your hands
Well actually the uk named it soccer then we copied them then the uk changed it to football
I heard somewhere that the terms "soccer" actually originated in the U.K. Somebody help me fact check this.
Football is actually from Medieval times, villages would come together to kick an inflated sheep’s lung around. It’s taken hundreds of years for it to get where it is now.
I’m from merica and I can verify this is true
Weeeeeell actually, soccer comes from association football.
Soccer came from the UK tho than they changed it lol
I think you people with you generic “America sucks” comments are toxic. Grow up, your country sucks too.
i thought soccer was because the sport sucks
This guy is wrong, as usual. Look it up, fog breathers invented the word soccer. As if anyone gives a shit.
WHY DID THEY CALL IT ‘SOCCAR’ YOU DONT KICK WITH A SOC AND NO CAR IS IN THE SPORT
"Best country in the world" my arse
Uk does not speak like that
Why are you assuming that the universal language is English?
I'm gonna kill somebody
British folks made up soccer, blame yourselves for that one
England can rename American football into rugby. So it's fair England football/soccer and American football/Rugby. All fair and square. Universal language takes all the words and translate them as when needed. 😂
Much like the imperial system of measurement, for some reason we can't stop calling things by archaic Btitish names here in the US.
It's even funnier when you realize that "football" is newer than "soccer." So we made a new sport where you throw a ball around and called it football, knowing there was another sport with the exact same name in which you actually use your feet. Astonishing. I wonder if there's an actual reason for this or it's just one of those "we need to be unique" things that the US does a lot in english.
An American criticising his own country?!?! Am I dreaming?!?
the word soccer actually originated from the term association football, americans do have a bit of a variation of the game itself
usa football we also kick the ball, just not as often
Jeez sorry for being original
Lets just talk about how spit on his uk accent is
UK started calling soccer then America did then UK changed it back and said America was wrong
Funny. But soccer started in the UK. We just like mine biawch
The name Soccer is based on Football Association it was just slang for the word association and caught