Why is it called football when you use your hands?

Why is it called football if you don’t use your feet?

It is widely assumed that the word “football” (or “foot ball”) references the action of the foot kicking a ball. There is an alternative explanation, which is that football originally referred to a variety of games in Medieval Europe, which were played on foot. There is no conclusive evidence for either explanation.

Why is football called the beautiful game?

The Beautiful Game (Portuguese: o jogo bonito) is a nickname for association football. … Stuart Hall, an English football commentator, used it as far back as 1958. Hall admired Peter Doherty when he went to see Manchester City play at Maine Road and used the term “The Beautiful Game” to describe Doherty’s style of play.

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