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Now for the correct history of soccer and American football: the origins of the word "soccer" brings us to none other than Britain itself. Some people in Britain decided to shorten words using "-er", such as "tenner" for a ten dollar bill and "fiver" for a five dollar bill. Meanwhile, football was blossoming, but nobody could agree on the exact rules of the sport. Soon a group of people convined and created Association football, which most of the world means by football and the kind played at the world cup. Oxford dictionary saw this and decided to continue the tradition of "-er" and shortened aSOCiation football into "SOCcer". As for American football, it originally had rules similar to other kinds of football. However, it later switched to rugby like rules. Americans decided not to change the name of the sport. And that is the story of Soccer and American football. on Soccer vs football (Upvotes: 11)

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