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The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

By Daven Hiskey

Today I found out the origin of the word “soccer”. When that happened, the term “Football” gradually began dominating over “Soccer” and the then official name “Association Football”. Association Football was then much better known as “Assoccer”, which quickly just became “Soccer” and sometimes “Soccer Football”. The first name of the league was the “United States Soccer Football Association”. The last genuine leather soccer ball used in the World Cup was the Adidas Tango Espana, used in the 1982 World Cup.