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What do you call a football game?

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Hi all, interested Brit here. Quick question if I may please?

Here in the UK, when we are going to watch a football (soccer) game, we affectionately refer to it as 'going to the match', or 'going to the footy'.

How do you refer to going to watch a football game?

Thanks

(Sorry this is in the Draft forum, but I can't seem to post in the General forum for some reason.)
 

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Going to the game.

Usually going to the "ball game" is referring to baseball.

Usually going to the soccer game is received by a slight head nod, a "have fun", and subsequently getting made fun of as soon as you leave the room.

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"I'm watching the game" is what I say when someone asks what I'm doing and I happen to be watching football.

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In New Zealand if we are watching the All Blacks play, we say we are 'watching the AB's'  since 2012 they have won 89% of their games. We just assume that they will win. 

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I don't go to football (soccer) games.

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5 hours ago, Kiwibrown said:

In New Zealand if we are watching the All Blacks play

That's a really insensitive way to say "watching basketball." You should be ashamed of yourself, Kiwi.

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7 hours ago, BleedTheClock said:

That's a really insensitive way to say "watching basketball." You should be ashamed of yourself, Kiwi.

Dude...

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I usually always say the team name like “I’m going to the Packers, Broncos game” or “I’m gonna go to the Rockies game next week” 

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Posted (edited)

I think the issue we have in the US is that we have so many leagues. So we have to be more specific. I would say I’m going to “Team Name” game. i.e. Jets or Giants game, etc.

Edited by SDotNova

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Posted (edited)
On 5/18/2018 at 6:14 PM, Kiwibrown said:

In New Zealand if we are watching the All Blacks play, we say we are 'watching the AB's'  since 2012 they have won 89% of their games. We just assume that they will win. 

I was watching a sports documentary and they covered the all blacks team briefly. They talked about how rugby is imbedded in the culture plus how they try and created a large pool of players at a young age. I forget the name of the game they have younger kids play, but they essentially said it’s a safer form of rugby.

It is pretty consistent to other countries that dominate a sport like Brazil and Soccer. Although NZ with just 5 million people is on a different level. 

Edited by SDotNova

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On 5/19/2018 at 4:54 PM, BleedTheClock said:

That's a really insensitive way to say "watching basketball." You should be ashamed of yourself, Kiwi.

Ha!

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