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Football is the name for many sports. The most popular type of football is Association football, which is also named "soccer". Football can also mean American football (gridiron), 蹴鞫(Ancient Chinese football), rugby union, rugby league, Australian Rules Football, Gaelic football or Canadian football.
The name football comes from the two words "foot" and "ball". It is named football because the ball is usually kicked with the foot. Although it is kicked using the foot, it can also be hit using the knee or head (in association football) and handling the ball is a part of many football variants.
Types of football include;
- Gaelic football
- Association football (soccer)
- American football (gridiron)
- Rugby football
- Australian Rules Football
- Canadian football