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RuggerJibberJabber t1_j4fe5x9 wrote

The title should really specify the sport because the Irish women have been to numerous world cups in other disciplines.


jools4you t1_j4fq0e2 wrote

It's a Irish publication we (people living in Ireland) are very aware that it is the Football World Cup due to all the talk over the last while. I admit if u don't live in Ireland it might not nake sense. But as I said its a Irish publication aimed at the Irish Market.


RuggerJibberJabber t1_j4ft5j3 wrote

I'd hardly have knowledge of Irish women's various "world cup" accomplishments if I wasn't Irish...

Edit: dunno why this is getting downvoted. The comment above implied I wasn't Irish so I pointed out that I obviously am...


UpYourFidelity t1_j4g79fn wrote

I wish American news outlets put American before football so I knew they meant American football and not association


Majorapat t1_j4gvsxk wrote

it's a funny name for a game they spend most of their time with a ball in their hands aint it.


DUDETUDE101 t1_j4fk4i6 wrote

As football is the most popular sport on the planet, most headlines will omit 'football' when talking about the men's or women's FIFA World Cups


BowwwwBallll t1_j4g0ban wrote

As an American, I’m not sure that the Irish women will get past the Chiefs, but I’ll put 20 on them if you spot me three touchdowns.


RuggerJibberJabber t1_j4ft0os wrote

Doesn't matter about popularity. Loads of sports have "world cups" and this isn't an exclusively football focused sub. It's not hard to add either football, soccer or FIFA.


StevenTM t1_j4fn4tk wrote

Women's football is definitely not the most popular sport on the planet


Tlou3please t1_j4ghx3r wrote

Are you aware that men's football and women's football are, in fact, the same sport?


StevenTM t1_j4giquq wrote

Yes. I'm also aware that the women's football industry is worth £500m in Europe, to men's £25.1 billion, so 2% as much. It's literally a clerical error in the grand scheme of things. I'm not saying this is right/just/fair (it's neither of those things), but it is the current state of things.


Tlou3please t1_j4j74we wrote

Football is still the biggest sport though. Both are football.


StevenTM t1_j4k2g7z wrote

So? Women's football isn't the biggest spectator sport in the world

I'm going to be glad when it gets to the point that tennis is at and we can just omit the "women's" when v discussing it (you don't need to say "Serena Williams won the gold medal in women's doubles in tennis", for instance), but I'm really not sure what pretending we're already there brings us


Tlou3please t1_j4k4ifw wrote

Who's pretending anything? It's literally objectively the same sport. You're the one making the distinction between men's and women's here.


show_me_the_math t1_j4fnnzm wrote

Edit: I’m wrong, see below


StevenTM t1_j4fokru wrote

I don't think you've thought this argument through. If it just said "differently abled teens' national team" it wouldn't logically follow that it's a soccer team.


show_me_the_math t1_j4fons5 wrote

Holly crap you are right, and I haven’t!!!!


StevenTM t1_j4fox9m wrote

I think this is the first time in months I've seen someone admit being wrong on Reddit without a mob of hundreds telling them so. Good on you (honestly).


DathranEU t1_j4fnlc1 wrote

Where did he say that? He said football is.


StevenTM t1_j4fotmp wrote

They omit "football" when they're discussing the popular version in the context of world championships of men's football.

The article title is at least less ambiguous, because it says "Ireland World Cup opener" - clearly discussing the most popular sport in Ireland, which is football. Most people outside Ireland don't have the faintest clue what the most popular women's sport in Ireland is.