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On a related note, I know many people here that think American Football should be renamed to something else as it does not use the feet much (unless you count running towards the goal). I have to agree.
I also like to call soccer football, just to confuse the heck out of people who aren't in the know.
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Games called football (Association Football (Soccer), Rugby Football, American Football, Australian Rules Football) all share a commen ancestry as a game played with a ball on foot, not with the foot.
Anyone who has witnessed the traditional Shrovetide football that still takes place will see very little contact made between foot and ball.
Australian and Association formed at roughly the same time, when the rules of Association Football were drawn up a number of members left the committee when the ability to hack an opponent was removed from the laws, and the right yo catch the ball and take a mark very nearly made it in too.
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