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Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport.
Football, also called association football or soccer, is a game involving two teams of 11 players who try to maneuver the ball into the other team’s goal without using their hands or arms. The team that scores more goals wins. Football is the world’s most popular ball game in numbers of participants and spectators.
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What is called football by most of the rest of the world, including UK English speakers, is known as soccer or European football in the USA and Canada.
One of the best-known differences between British and American English is the fact that the sport known as football in Great Britain is usually called soccer in the United States. Because the sport originated in England, it is often assumed that soccer is an Americanism. In fact, the word is thoroughly British in origin.
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The association in association football was also shorted to soccer. This clips off the first and last three syllables of association, leaving – soc -, onto which that chummy – er was added, yielding soccer. The term is first recorded as socker in 1891. Footer is slightly older, found in that fateful year of 1863.
You can play a traditional game of football on a grass pitch, or a foosball or flick soccer game. Position your players strategically and try advance toward your opponent’s goal. Pass the ball from one player to the next and score!