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When Football Became 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 …
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