If you’re moving to London or already living in London, one of the things you’ve probably heard of is England’s obsession with football (soccer as it’s known in the States). Just like in the US where you’ve got fans who are more than a little bit devoted to their NFL teams, hockey teams or basketball teams, here you’ve got County Cricket, Rugby and Football. Cricket and Rugby will be covered in later blogs for your edification, but for this one, we’ll be covering football (or as it’s known here, ‘footie’). Soccer has become pretty popular in America of late, so it’s safe to say that most people are already aware of what is one of the most popular sports on the planet, if not the most popular hands down.
When you’re living in London you’ll have to get used to the fact that the English are pretty crazy about soccer. It’s the national sport and while you’re in England you’ll have to get used to the fact that it’s called ‘football’. Rugby, which is another ball sport, is closer in style to football in the United States, but that really is another game altogether.