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|Spanish term or phrase: Copa de Inglaterra / Liga Inglesa|
|Hay algun futbolero por ahi???|
I have seen these two terms being used and obviously they mean different things but what is the equivalence?? Is it Premiership and FA Cup?? Does anyone know what FA Cup stand for???
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It is impossible to give you a definitive answer on this as there is more than one "English cup" and "English league".
I will try to keep this brief. Until a few years ago, the Premier League, which is now the top footballing division in England, did not exist. The Football League (comprising only English clubs) consisted of 4 divisions, with the top one being the First Division, and the last one being the Fourth Division. Then (and I'm not sure exactly when - probably about 12-15 years ago) it was decided that the First Division should form a spearate league known as the Premier League, which would not be under the control of the Football League. The 3 remaining divisions of the Football League (Second, Third and Fourth divisions) then became, respectively, the First, Second and Third Divisions of the Football League.
So, the "Liga Inglesa" probably does mean the Premier League. But it is impossible to say this for certain without a bit more context.
As for the "Copa de Inglaterra", this is probably the FA Cup, as has been already been answered, as this is the main cup competition for English football clubs. Please note, however, that there is another cup for all English league clubs (from the Premier League and all the divisions of the Football League) which, this year, is known as the Carling Cup as they are its sponsors. This cup competition was originally known as the League Cup (just to confuse you further!), but has been known by its various sponsors' names for about the last 20 years.
I would suspect that "Copa de Inglaterra" is intended to mean the FA (= Football Association) Cup, but again it is impossible to be 100% certain without a bit more context.
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|Gracias a todos y a ti Paul por tan elaborada explicacion. Desgraciadamente para quien interpreta o traduces no sabe de lenguas sino que necesita una equivalencia exacta que en muchos casos no existe. Gracias a todos.|
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English Cup/ English League
FA - Football Association
English Cup is held every year between English teams just like World Cup is held between different countries.
English League holds two tournaments every year - Championship and Cup
Note added at 2004-03-09 08:45:54 (GMT)
Premiership is the Premier Leage Championship.
FA Cup is the same as English Cup