What Does Caps Mean in Soccer?

If you’re watching the World Cup and are not a regular soccer watcher, you may be wondering what ‘caps’ means. As in, each player has so many caps. I had no idea so had to look this up. Here’s what ‘caps’ means in soccer:

Caps means how many international soccer matches a player has played for their country.

Back in the day soccer players would actually get a cap for every game they played internationally, however this is no longer the practice. They name ‘cap’ however has stuck.

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