I wouldn't want to be the country taking credit for soccer.
There was an American soccer player who had played in Europe -- Alex somebody or other -- on the Colbert report and Stephen Colbert was making jokes about soccer and the Alex guy got kind of upset. When Colbert started saying that the fixing of soccer games couldn't be all that surprising in a sport where players routinely acted out all sorts of imaginary things, Alex got upset and started talking about understanding the beauty of the game.
Actual football is bad enough. Wish they'd get rid of it.