24
Jun
09

What are the different types of football?


Was watching this episode of “Friends” a few days back where all of them play football. In India, by football however we refer to a different game altogether than what they were playing! Was curious to find out what football actually refers to.

According to wikipedia, Football is the word given to a number of similar team sports, all of which involve (to varying degrees) kicking a ball in an attempt to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is association football, more commonly known as just “football” or “soccer”. The English language word “football” is also applied to “gridiron football” (a name associated with the North American sports, especially American football and Canadian football), Australian football, Gaelic football, rugby football (rugby league and rugby union), and related games.

These games involve:

  • Two teams of usually between 11 and 18 players; some variations that have fewer players (five or more per team) are also popular
  • a clearly defined area in which to play the game
  • scoring goals and/or points, by moving the ball to an opposing team’s end of the field and either into a goal area, or over a line
  • goals and/or points resulting from players putting the ball between two goalposts
  • the goal and/or line being defended by the opposing team
  • players being required to move the ball—depending on the code—by kicking, carrying and/or hand passing the ball; and 
  • players using only their body to move the ball.
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