a form of soccer played indoors by two teams of six players each, usually on a hockey rink covered with a temporary floor with walls to keep the ball in play, in which a player who commits a foul is penalized by suspension from play for a certain amount of time, as in hockey.
When Did Football Become Soccer?If you’re reading this in the U.S. or Canada, then maybe you’re familiar with the game of soccer. If you’re reading this pretty much anywhere else, then you probably know the same game rules and call it football. But how did we end up with two words for the same sport? Let’s start in England in the 19th century. Kids played their own versions of football, however …
Why Is It Called Soccer?The most popular sport in the world is one in which people chase after a ball and kick it with their feet (and give it an occasional head-butt). In most places where this sport is enjoyed it is referred to in a straightforward fashion: football. No matter whether the language is Spanish (fútbol), French (football), German (fußball), Icelandic (fótbolta), Albanian (futboll), or Dutch (voetbal), you …
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