As for any differences in rules between soccer and ( Association) football, the answer is that there are none. Both refer to the same sport featuring 22 players described above and adhere to rules...
Certain parts of the world would regard soccer and football as the same thing, but for others, it is two different things entirely. The United States is one example.
In the United Kingdom, the terms football and soccer refer to the same thing while in United States, soccer and football are two different games. The football there is more like the rugby and the players wear the armor to protect themselves from getting hurt. And in soccer, the teams use the feet to kick the ball around, and do not wear any armors.
The answer is quite clear as soccer and American football are two completely different games. Soccer is played with a round ball that can be kicked and headed. American football, however, is more of a rugby type game in which the oblong shaped ball is thrown and passed as well as kicked.
"Football" and "Soccer" are the same sports cause it's same kicking the ball. Can you watch soccer at football field? Yes, both soccer and football are played on the same field .
Soccer and football should be two different things, but unfortunately, in different parts of the world, they refer to the same sport. I grew up using the word football to represent the game played with your foot and a ball. Now that I live in the US, football is the game where you throw a ball or run with it in your hands, and soccer is the game where you kick the ball.
They are the same, I'm not sure where the name “soccer” came from but in Europe, where the game was invented, it has always been called football. In America a game was invented, which bears no resemblance to football at all, and for some totally obscure reason they called football (despite being played with the hands).
Advertisement. The word “soccer,” which is believed to have originated in Britain some 200 years ago, comes from the official name of the sport, “association football.”. As other versions of the game evolved to include Rugby Football, it is believed the Brits adopted colloquialisms to distinguish each game.