Football in 50 Languages

Football (Soccer) is the most popular sport in the world. There are 250 million players in over 200 countries.
How does it called in different countries?

Here you will find Football in 50 languages.

Language
Afrikaans sokker
Albanian futboll
Arabic كرة القدم (kurat alqadam)
Armenian ֆուտբոլ
Bengali সকার / ফুটবল (sakāra / phuṭabala)
Bosnian nogomet
Cantonese 足球 (juk1 kau4)
Catalan futbol
Chinese (Simplified) 足球 (Zúqiú)
Chinese (Traditional) 足球 (Zúqiú : ㄗㄨˊ ㄑㄧㄡˊ)
Croatian nogomet
Czech kopaná
Danish fodbold
Dutch voetbal
English (American) soccer
English (British) football
Esperanto futbalo
Finnish jalkapallo
french football
German Fußball
Greek ποδόσφαιρο (podósfairo)
Haitian Creole foutbòl
Hindi फुटबॉल (phutabol)
Hungarian futball
Icelandic fótbolti
Indonesian sepak bola
Italian calcio
Japanese サッカー (sakkā )
Korean 축구 (chuggu)
Latin pediludium
Latvian futbols
Macedonian фудбал (fudbal)
Norwegian fotball
Polish piłka nożna
Portuguese (Brazil) futebol
Portuguese (Portugal) futebol
Romanian fotbal
Russian футбол (futbol)
Serbian fudbal
Slovak futbal
Spanish (Latin America) fútbol
Spanish (Spain) fútbol
Swahili soka
Swedish fotboll
Taiwanese (MinNan) that-kha-kiû (踢跤球)
Tamil கால்பந்து (kālpantu)
Thai ฟุตบอล (futbxl)
Turkish futbol
Vietnamese bóng đá
Welsh pêl-droed

 

You can see that the word is similar to “football” in more than half languages among 50 languages, but there are also languages the word is close to “soccer” like Japanese or Swahil.

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