football game /football match

  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    If I heard "I watched a football match", I would assume that the sport watched was what Americans call "soccer". The use of the BE "match" would suggest to me that the use of "football" would also have its BE use. On the other hand a "football game" suggests to me that the sport was the one you can see on Sundays in the fall at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
     
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