In this football language post we look at the newspaper headline from the i-newspaper,’Football 0 Soccer 0‘ after the USA and England drew 0-0 at the 2022 World Cup. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Newspaper Headlines: Football 0 Soccer 0
This newspaper headline from the i-newspaper describes the scoreless draw between the USA and England from their Group B match on Friday. Many of the UK-based newspapers focused on the fact that the game was quite dull or boring and so used headlines such as ‘bore draw‘ but the i-newspaper referenced the different ways that fans in the two different countries might refer to the sport: football and soccer. The word ‘football’ is associated with England and ‘soccer’ with the USA even though both words are often inter-changed. The word soccer, according to some reports, originated in Britain to distinguish it from other ball sports being played such as rugby, and this came from the term ‘Association Football’ although later it became more popular to use the term football. Soccer was used in the US because there already existed the game of football (NFL) so ‘soccer’ showed the difference between the two sports.So when the newspaper uses the headline ‘Football 0 Soccer 0’ most people who watch the games in those countries (and many more outside of them) would know the meaning of England 0 USA 0.
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