Countries That Play Soccer

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Can you name the English-speaking countries that use or have used the word 'soccer' to refer to association football?

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Population
CountryExamples of Using the Term 'Soccer'
AFC
21,515,754
- National team nicknamed 'Socceroos'
- National governing body name used 'soccer' until 2005
AFC
4,701,069
- Both terms used, newspapers such as The Straits Times use both football & soccer
- Yahoo!'s sport website in this country uses 'soccer'
CAF
40,046,566
- Term widely used in media like by The Standard newspaper
- both 'soccer' & 'football' popularly used
CAF
11,651,858
- Top domestic division named 'Premier Soccer League'
OFC
6,064,515
- Top domestic division named 'Telikom National Soccer League'
CONCACAF
33,759,742
- Top domestic division named 'Major League Soccer'
- National governing body name uses 'soccer'
UEFA
62,348,447
- Term originated here as an abbreviation for asSOCiation football
- National team capt Charles Wreford-Brown widely credited with coining & popularizing the term
AFC
99,900,177
- Yahoo!'s sport website in this country uses 'soccer'
- Both terms used popularly
OFC
4,252,277
- National governing body name used 'soccer' until 2007
OFC (associative)
20,879
- Top domestic division named '(Country Name) Soccer League'
OFC
192,001
- National governing body website uses 'soccer' & 'football' interchangeably
CAF
49,109,107
- Top domestic division named 'Premier Soccer League'
- Home of FNB Stadium, also named 'Soccer City'
CONCACAF
310,232,863
- Top domestic division named 'Major League Soccer'
- National governing body name uses 'soccer'
UEFA
4,622,917
- Used interchangeably with association football including on national governing body website
- Term used in media like by members of the 'Soccer Writers' Association of (Country Name)'

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