Or, in the United States, soccer:
Football is the most widely played and watched team sport in the world. The game is often known as soccer, short for association football (which by itself is a third occasional term), to differentiate it from other codes of football.
Yes. Since I have recently taken an anti-blogging oath, I will refrain from comment and instead simply reproduce more Wikipedian information:
Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. The most popular of these are Association football (also known as soccer), American football, Rugby football, Australian Rules football, Gaelic football, and Canadian football.
All of these games involve scoring points with a round or ellipsoid ball (itself called a football), by moving the ball into, onto or over, a goal area or line defended by the opposing team. Many of the modern games have their origins in England, but — since ancient times — many peoples around the world have played games which involved kicking and/or carrying a ball.
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