England are playing the USA

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by trixibelle, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. trixibelle Senior Member

    English
    Is this ok

    L'Angleterre joue contre les Etats-Unis le...


    Merci
     
  2. berrac Senior Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    French - France
    oui, ou bien l'Angleterre rencontrera les États-Unis/sera opposée aux États-Unis
     
  3. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    ...and before anyone steps in to say: "Shouldn't it be England is playing...?" No.

    When a country name = the sports team of that country, then British English usually treats it as a plural.
     

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