Do people say soccer in Ireland?

Why do Irish call it soccer?

Indeed friends whose passion was Gaelic games took pride in having the word Gaelic in the name for their game. Then, RTÉ sports commentators led the way in changing to the word “soccer” to describe what had previously been called football, and started to use the term football to describe Gaelic football.

What countries call it soccer?

Although the name soccer came out of the UK, there it is predominantly called football, while elsewhere in a few English speaking countries colonized by the British it is called soccer.

Name by Nation.

Team Nickname notes
South Africa soccer sokker in Afrikaans
Spain fútbol the Spanish term for football

Is Irish football the same as soccer?

The Game of Gaelic Football

Football is like a cross between, soccer and rugby and is closely associated with Australian Rules Football. Gaelic Football is played with a round ball, slightly smaller and heavier than a soccer ball and played against Rugby style H shaped goal posts.

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