The people have spoken and the New Zealand Herald will now refer to the beautiful game as football.
After three days of polling, many colourful debates and 11,350 votes, football gained 59% of the public vote, forcing the change from soccer.
It's been an intense few days for football lovers, with many passionate discussions on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of our favourites:
Football or soccer - it's football to 279m players (2006) and soccer to 5m rugby players you do the maths - we live in a democracy— chris milicich (@cmilicich) June 9, 2014
@nzheraldsport Football! the beautiful game, the people's game, the world's game...
anything but Soccer - wash your mouth out— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) June 9, 2014
@nzheraldsport It's football. Ask the NZ Football Association Or watch the NZ Football championships!! It's not soccer.— Lisa-Kiwi (@23KiWi) June 9, 2014