Soccer in North America, football in the UK, fussball in Deutschland... but elsewhere? Also, in most other countries, would these names for the game translate roughly as "football" as is the case with the German "fussball"? I was having a conversation with somebody who was convinced that "football" is a name applied to about a million different sports, so I'm sort of curious. And while I'm at in, I've always wondered how that OTHER football (in the United States) got named what it was, when there was already a UK football. Or did these two names come about in different places at different times? Yes, I'd basically like you all to write a brief research paper on the subject. Do it for footy footy footy. (Sorry for the two posts in a single day. I won't make a habit of it.)
Curious George: Soccer/Football? In honour of Euro2004, I'd like to find out what they call this lovely sport in other parts of the world and in other languages.