Although in Poland, we speak Polish, not English, we never use the word "Soccer". "piłka nożna" or "futbol" =football "boisko do piłki nożnej|=football pitch
The name of this strange game with hockey-rugby players chasing an egg-shaped ball and using mainly hands, is in Poland "futbol amerykański" (American football). God only knows why still it is called football ...
Spanish- fútbol Portuguese-futebol French-football German-Fußball Russian-футбол
The Europeans play football, not soccer. :)
Actually, Europeans invented the word soccer, European English speakers mostly called it that for its first century of existence, and some still do. Also, the reason those games came to be called football is because they weren't played on horseback, so the American variation that evolved from soccer and rugby is indeed one of history's footballs. The particular type of football that was standardized and became most popular over much of the world was called soccer at its origin, so the aversion to the term from its percieved association with America is unfounded.
Hahaha! "The first rule of football is… don’t call it soccer" "...Apart from its origins being decidedly British, you will find plenty of examples of soccer being used by British people over the decades. But in terms of the history of the language, it’s something of a 19th-century johnny-come-lately: by contrast, football has been used since the 1400s. In modern usage, in order to blend in with the diehard fans, it’s preferable to stick to football – and, when speaking to these fans, never, ever call it Association Football." http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/06/first-rule-football-dont-call-soccer/
... but what do you think about "Tsu' Chu"?
All the best for football&soccer fans! :)
Tell it to the Americans, Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis, and South Africans, who are a clear majority of native English speakers at least. Also probably want to notify the Italians, Japanese, Burmese, etc.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_for_association_football
As a native English speaker until recently living in England and a massive football (soccer) fan it depends what you are trying to imply here. As another person has commented - to me a football field implies a field with a lot of individual pitches on it that you would usually see kids using for Sunday league games - it would never be used in relation to the place a professional club plays - the stadium is the football ground and the area on which they play is the football pitch. The official size range for a pitch is between 90 and 120 metres long and between 45 and 90 metres wide and varies considerably from club to club though the major clubs have attempted to standardise in recent years so a comment - the football pitch is very big - would make perfect sense in England and also Sweden who have a big football fan base for their own competitive leagues and also avidly follow the English leagues. As would the football ground as the stadia vary considerable is size. The given answer - football field is by far the most obscure and to native Brits sounds off
Nah we only really call it an oval when talking about AFL as far as I know; I'm pretty sure that we still call football and rugby pitches "pitches". It is possible that non-official places where one can play any game they like are called ovals because they tend to all be oval shaped in order to tender to those who want to play AFL on it.