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Friday 04 Mar 2005: Soccer
In the USA, the word "soccer" is used to denote the game that is known in the rest of the world as football (voetbal in Dutch, football in French, fútbol in Spanish, Fußball in German). Strangely enough, the governing body of the sport in the USA did not have the word "soccer" in its name until 1945, when it changed its name from US Football Association to US Soccer Football Association. It did not drop the word football from its name until 1974, when it became the US Soccer Federation.

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