What does Spain call soccer?

In Spain, soccer is called fútbol. It is the most popular sport in the country, and the word fútbol is widely used to refer to the sport. Just like in many other countries, the game involves two teams, each with 11 players, trying to score goals by kicking a ball into the opposing team's net. Famous teams in Spain, like Real Madrid and Barcelona, play fútbol at a very high level and have passionate fans who cheer for them. So, when you hear people in Spain talking about fútbol, they are actually talking about soccer!