From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Football
soccersoc‧cer /ˈsɒkə $ ˈsɑːkər/ ●●● S2 noun [uncountable] DSFa sport played by two teams of 11 players, who try to kick a round ball into their opponents goal SYN football British English
Examples from the Corpus
soccerIt matters to every soccer supporter in the country.This proves expensive for the police, who receive no subsidy from soccer sources for officers on duty outside the stadium.This quality time nonsense also accounts for the boom in soccer for kids ages 4 to 7.This pluralism in soccer took place at the same time greater political pluralism was occurring.In San Diego County, some 30,000 kids play in organized soccer leagues, they said.Together they shoot up, play soccer, get into barroom brawls, mug tourists and steal to support their habits.It looked as though Chapman's soccer career was at an end.The game ended as a 4-4 draw - and Dalglish then stunned soccer by announcing his retirement as Anfield boss.
Origin soccer (1800-1900) association (football); because it was originally played under the rules of the English Football Association