What is football?

  • (noun): The inflated oblong ball used in playing American football.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Football

Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is association football, more commonly known as just "football" or "soccer". Unqualified, the word football applies to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears, including association football, as well as American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby league, rugby union and other related games. These variations of football are known as football codes.

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Some articles on football:

Gaelic Football - History
... Gaelic football was first codified in 1887, although it has links to older varieties of football played in Ireland and known collectively as caid ... Consequently, the name caid is used by some people to refer to present day Gaelic football ... The first record of any form of football being played in Ireland comes from 1308, when John McCrocan, a spectator at a football game at Newcastle, County Dublin was charged with accidentally ...
Arsenal F.C. - In Popular Culture
... an exhibition match between Arsenal's first team and the reserves was the first football match in the world to be televised live ... As one of the most successful teams in the country, Arsenal have often featured when football is depicted in the arts in Britain ... They formed the backdrop to one of the earliest football-related films, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939) ...
Arsenal F.C.
... Arsenal Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Holloway, London ... One of the most successful clubs in English football, it has won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups ... in 1893 became the first club from the south of England to join the Football League ...
Zlatan Ibrahimović - Early Life
... After receiving a pair of football boots, Ibrahimović began playing football at the age of six, alternating between local junior clubs Malmö BI and FBK Balkan ... At the age of 15, Ibrahimović was close to quitting his football career, in favour of working at the docks in Malmö, but his manager convinced him to ... out of high school to focus on his football career ...
Drop Kick
... A drop kick is a type of kick in various codes of football ... Association football goalkeepers also often return the ball to play with drop kicks ... was once in wide use in both Australian rules football and gridiron football, but is today rarely seen in either sport ...

More definitions of "football":

  • (noun): Any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal.
    Synonyms: football game

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    Frank Zappa (1940–1993)

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