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What is the difference between soccer and football?

Source: SBS Filipino

As the AFC Women's Cup nears, let's find out when women began playing the sport and the misconceptions around football and soccer.

Pinoy Trivia Tuesdays is a weekly segment aired on the SBS Filipino radio program featuring interesting facts and tidbits about anything and everything.


  • Women started playing a football-like sport in ancient China called cuju 200 years before Christ was born. 
  • Australia's women team 'Matilda' got its name from a 19th-century folk song 'Waltzing Matilda'.
  • The term soccer came from a nickname Oxford students gave the 'association' football to differentiate it from 'rugger' football or rugby.



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