I Hate Soccer

Logo PSSI-nya Amrik… but I Love Football
Mungkin ini pendapat yang sangat-sangat subyektif, I HATE SOCCER but I LOVE FOOTBALL. Seperti kita ketahui bersama, sepakbola adalah football, bukan soccer. Orang Inggris, yang mengklaim sebagai moyangnya olahraga ini sangat membenci kata “soccer”. Lalu apa hubungannya dengan aku? Secara langsung tidak ada… tapi ketika broswing2 kemudian menemukan situs jejaring ThisIsFans.com (halah situs jejaring sosial lagi….) langsung jadi ilfil gara-gara “soccer” itu tadi…

Di ThisIsFans.com anda juga bisa membuat blog sepakbola sendiri dan akan ditampilkan bersama dengan blog-blog yang lain. Sayangnya di sini belum ada filter yang menunjukkan lokasi blog, tidak seperti di WordPress dimana kita bisa melihat blog-blog khusus dari Indonesia.

Selebihnya, ThisIsFans tidak jauh beda dengan situs jejaring lainnya. Coba aja telusuri…. mungkin brand-nya lebih mengarah ke sepakbola. Mungkin, karena yang bikin adalah orang Amrik alias Yanks, maka bukan istilah “football” yang dipakai, tapi “soccer”.

Pilih mana, Soccer atau Football?
Oke, sesuai permintaan beberapa temen, berikut saya kutip perbedaan antara soccer dan football.

What is the difference between soccer and football?

What Americans call soccer is called football elsewhere in the world. So, it is better to say that American Soccer and British Football are the same sport.

The official name of the sport is Association Football and the international body governing it is FIFA (Federation International de Football Associatif). sumbernya dari sini

atau yang ini…

What Americans call soccer is called football everywhere else in the world (football in British English and French, futbol in Spanish, fussball in German, etc.). There is in an international body governing this sport, so it’s safe to say that American soccer and British football are exactly the same sport, even if attracts far more fans in Britain. :)

The official name of the sport is associative football. The international governing body that I mentioned above is referred to as FIFA, from the French “Federation Internationale de Football Associatif” (International Federation of Associative Football). It seems that at some point, “associative football” was abbreviated as “assoc,” from which we somehow got the American version “soccer.”

All this is complicated by the fact that America has its own game called “football,” with helmets and touchdowns and such. This game is completely American, although the rest of the world is beginning to learn about it. To distinguish it from soccer, other countries refer to it specifically as “American football”. sumbernya dari sini

Jadi, menurut saya pribadi, sebagai orang Indonesia, alangkah baiknya kita menyebut sepakbola sebagai football, bukan soccer. Bukankah PSSI menyebut dirinya Football Association of Indonesia? Bahkan websitenya pun diberi nama pssi-football.com, bukan pssi-soccer.com.

Selebihnya terserah anda. Atau ingin mencoba menjadi seorang Yankie dan menjelajah dunia “soccer” di ThisIsFans, hehehe…. :D

*) logo USSoccer diambil dari sini

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