T-Boy hopes the T-Space has been keeping you updated with only the coolest information! However, T-Boy has observed confusion among our beloved T-Stars regarding football and soccer. Wait, why do I see that frown? Are you confused between these two as well? Let’s settle the debate once and for all.
While many wonders which one is a better sport between football and soccer, others are often confused about the game itself. From an American’s point of view, soccer is played with a round ball and can be kicked and headed. On the other hand, American football is played with a rugby-type oblong-shaped ball which can be kicked and shared.
According to data, in America, the word ‘football’ was actually the shortened form of ‘association football’, a term that distinguishes the sport from rugby. Later, ‘soccer’ was derived from the word ‘association football’.
The words, football and soccer, were used separately in Britain as well but dropped rapidly after 1980. The USA is the only country now that uses football and soccer separately.
However, for the rest of the world, football and soccer mean the same thing. Nonetheless, if you want to understand American football, watch some of the best American football matches on your TECNO device’s breathtaking display.