"Caitheann an peileadóir an liathróid agus cailleann an liathróid."

Translation:The footballer throws the ball and he loses the ball.

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"the soccer player throws the ball and he loses the ball" is this not correct? Soccer and football are interchangeable, are they not?

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No, soccer and football are not interchangeable in many parts of the world - particularly in countries like Ireland, Australia and the US where the word "football" is usually associated with a game that isn't soccer.

The Irish for "soccer" is "sacar". The Irish for "soccer player" is "imreoir sacair".

If you live in a place where the term "football" is used by default for "soccer" (rather than Gaelic football, or American football), then you wouldn't call a footballer a soccer player, you'd call him a footballer. So even if the "peileadóir" is playing soccer, it still means "footballer", rather than a "soccer player".

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